A design classic: Spode’s Blue Italian

I’ve always loved blue and white ever since I was a little girl.  I like its crispness and clarity and its affiliation with all things seaside.  As I’ve got older however, and have started to inherit things, I’ve begun to realise it might also have something to do with hanging onto my memories of cherished…

A ticket to Ryde

I first heard about the Grade II listed Ryde Pier when I listened to the well known Beatles song of a similar name if not spelling.  Apparently John Lennon and Paul McCartney visited the island in the ’60’s to visit Paul’s cousin and inspired this well known ditty.  It wasn’t until recently however – and funnily enough,…