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Adele Shotton-Pugh

Adele Shotton-PughFabrics and window dressing guru for Terrys Fabrics. I love fabrics, interior design, colour, and cupcakes! I am inspired by clever, outstanding, design and the alchemy of turning old things in to new.
Favourite Food: I’m a food-y at heart so there’s actually very little that I don’t like, but I couldn’t live without cheese or home-made cake!
Likes:  My family, my home, my cat, fabric, cupcakes, sewing and crafts, the colours of nature, doing up old junk and before and after makeovers, the sound of laughter (particularly childrens’), sunlight reflecting off water, the great outdoors, music and musical theatre and watching my talented young nieces dance.
Dislikes:  Irrelevant celebrity endorsements, pink overload and frills, people with no sense of humour, because a day without laughter is a day wasted!
Favourite Film: If I had to chose oneMiracle on 34th Street. Otherwise, all the old Disney classics, Disney Pixar’s Cars (amazing digital animation and graphics! I never get sick of watching it) and musicals old and new.

Holly Burgess

Holly Burgess

Favourite Food:  I can’t say I’m the best cook in the world; (in fact I can hardly cook anything) but one food I couldn’t live without would have be warm bread, the smell is amazing and there are so many different types. I tend to look forward to pudding more than the main meal and love homemade cakes of any type.

Likes:  All the normal things socialising with family and friends, history (especially the Tudors), reading, art, drawing, going on holiday, sunshine, exploring, and having fun, shopping (you can’t beat a bit of retail therapy), my home, and my pet cats.

Dislikes:  Clutter, uncoordinated furniture.

Favourite Film: So many to choose from, I’m a big horror film fan and love going to the cinema to see scary films, mainly because the atmosphere in the cinema always adds a different element to film, but some of my ultimate favourites would have include Aliens (I know almost all the words to this film...) another film I can watch over and over again at a total opposite end of the scale is Sofia Coppolas - Marie Antoinette mainly because it’s such a feast for the eyes and I love history.

Suzie Newton

Suzie Newton

Favourite Food: BBQ’s may be a seasonal thing, but I don’t think you can beat a skewer packed with haloumi, green/red pepper, mushrooms and onion and cooked to smokey perfection over some hot coals.

Likes: I really love photography, interior design, and eating ice cream in the sunshine.

Dislikes:  The smell of overripe bananas.

Favourite Film:  When it comes to films, I love silly old ones like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’. But my favourite of all time has to be ’Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, it’s the kind of film you could put on when you’re snuggled up in bed not feeling very well and by the end of it you’d be at least 50 percent perkier than you were before.

Favourite Music Album:  I’m pretty eclectic, and have been known to listen to anything from Led Zepplin to Britney Spears.  But if I had to pick one album that always brightens up my day I would pick ‘Lights’ by Ellie Goulding.

Kate Leonard

Favourite Food:  Mum’s Homemade Sausage Casserole, chocolate brownies and strawberries.

Likes:  Drawing, Interiors, Fabrics, Yoga, Blogging, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy and anything vintage.

Dislikes: Horror and Scary movies, Heights, Slugs, Enormous man eating spiders.

Favourite Film:  Got to be Wreck it Ralph or Up!  my taste in films varies so much from the traditional ever loved Disney ( don’t judge me haha) to the amazingly animated Studio ghibli and films such as transformers. Safe to say I’d rather pick a kids film over something extremely scary any day though the grudge isn’t to bad.

Helen Green

Helen Green

Favourite Food: Baguettes with some lovely fresh jambon

Likes: Everything apart from Escargot and tete de veau

Dislikes: Escargot and tete de veau

Favourite Film: The Bridges of Madison County

Favourite Music Album: Blue is the colour – Beautiful South

Favourite Book: I don't have a favourite book, I like most crime thrillers. 

Favourite Colour: Green of course!

Favourite Season: Summer