My friend Julie, a brand new Mini and a barking dog called Lottie!

Let me introduce you to my friend Julie, we worked together many years ago and have remained friends, we have similar interests and have a bit of a passion going on for starting up a business, so if anyone out there has a spare barn in a good location and a money tree let us know please! She is also a fantastic cake maker and cook, more about that on monday.

Two book recommendations.

I came across a review of a store called Bailey's, it was by Mary Portas in the Saturday Telegraph, she gave it 9 out of 10 which is high praise indeed.I haven't been to the store but it is definitely on my to do list.