27 December 2014

Hitting Refresh

Well it's done for another year.

I'm both sad and delighted.
Having basically spent the last 4 days eating, sleeping, or on the gin (or a combination of these simultaneously) it feels a bit like waking up from hibernation today!

For the first time in a long time I've got the space and willing to get back on the (miniature) horse.

The move to London has been an experience!
The first London home was only ever intended to be a launch pad, though we were lucky enough to stay almost a year to the day.
During that year I've interned, temped, had the worst job interview of my entire life ever,
*I was locked in a stock cupboard, handed a chewed biro pen and notepad and asked to draft a marketing campaign for both print and digital media, write a step by step instructional for putting together a catalogue, create copy from scratch for x3 of their products and proof read a website (that it transpired had no errors on it.) inside an hour.
All the while being interrupted by conversations about Game of Thrones and intermittently pumped for information on a former employer.*

Lessons were definitely learnt !

Thankfully, eventually, all paths lead to a brilliant interview, two in fact, that resulted in my current day job.
I'm doing things I never thought myself capable of doing, working with brilliant people, which does out weigh the not so great stuff that living in London brings. (specifically, The Central Line.)
Currently still wrestling for a balance between city, social and a mini life but we're getting there and it's looking pretty exciting for 2015.

The tail end of this year has seen an overhaul of the website and, finally, settling in to our not forever, but for now, home.

We have the Internet.
We have a washing machine.
Life is good.

So, I'm just gonna spend the last few days of the year marinating in coffee, scribbling down any ideas that happen to percolate.

I'm not promising another 52 week challenge, but watch this space, I think there's something brewing!

26 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everybody!

I hope you're all suitably stuffed, rested and loved.

I'm enjoying Day 2 of a stringent napping and snacking regime, interrupted only by a leisurely stroll to the pub.

We spied an excellent collection of wreaths en route!

To keep the holiday joy going a little longer I'm running a sale over at fourlittlewalls.com

Enter: instalove 
At the checkout for 25% off all orders including sale items,must end 1st Jan.

Happy Holidays!

11 December 2014

14 sleeps : Last Post Dates

Not sure where the time's gone but there's just 14 sleeps left till Christmas!
I'm yet to do ANY shopping.

It really would be much easier if all my loved ones just succumbed to the bug and got doll's houses…(all in good time, my evil plan  for world wide, miniature domination will come into effect eventually.)

There's still time to pick up some mini, festive essentials but time is ticking!

USA: Friday 12th December
Europe: Saturday 13th December
UK: Saturday 20th December

(Please note: These dates are guidelines devised from Royal Mail 's cut off dates and Four Little Walls own time commitments. I cannot accept responsibility for delayed mail.)

Dish of Sprouts, £3.00

Sleigh Kit, 

Assorted Tea, Coffee & China

Red Welly Boots, 

Roast Turkey, £8.50

9 December 2014

Sneaky Doll's House Style: Oliver Bonas

Since starting my day job I have been wrestling  with a daily, internal struggle.

I pass not one but two Oliver Bonas stores on the way to the office.

One is basically a corner shop,  it's awful. Really.

Last minute cards, pay day treats, emergency work outfits (for those days you arrive at work and realise that while you dressed appropriately for the central line in a heat wave, you are in fact, basically naked.)
I, tragically, always find something that needs to come home with me.

Whilst wistfully pawing through the furniture selection I was struck by the how mini-friendly a lot of their pieces were.

Take a look and tell me I'm wrong?!

Some may say it's simply storage, to the trained eye, a sneaky, secret doll's house.

Oliver Wood, Side Table. £245

On the off chance Father Christmas is reading , my fave is the pink… !

Mirrored Shelving Unit, £120

Mix Match Shelving Unit, £169