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  • Three ways to bring the best of an 80’s Christmas to Christmas 2019

    Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. For me, the ghost of Christmas past looks like an extra from a Wham! video, complete with back combed hair and a ...
  • Planning a low impact Father’s Day camping trip!

      Sleeping on the lumpy ground, being bothered by insects and peeing outside isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but Tarot and Ollie love it. T...
  • Miami mural, Southwest style!

    Florida is not the sort of place that attracts wallflowers. From cars to portion sizes, everything is twice as big and twice as bold as you’d se...
  • 5 ideas for an all ages New Years Eve Party!

    Here in Devon, people go mad for New Years Eve. In Exmouth, hoards of revellers in fancy dress swarm the streets, going from pub to pub and teami...
  • 5 ways to include your dog this Christmas

    Ah, Christmas - that season of goodwill and family festivities, a time for togetherness and warmth, joy on every face and a carol in every heart...
  • Sanity saving slow cooker gifts

    Home made gifts. They’re a bit of a minefield aren’t they? The fantasy is that you’ll give beautifully presented home-made delights to an appreci...
  • Home is where the business is!

    This month marks the start of an exciting new era for So Close Studio. Some of you know that our lovely little East Devon home is attached to t...
  • Apps and hacks to make the most of your phone at festivals

      From Boardmasters in Newquay to TRNSMT in Glasgow, summer in the UK means music festivals! Cue mile long queues for portable loos, extortionate...
  • Treat the teacher! How to choose the perfect end of term thank you

    There’s nothing like the prospect of 6 weeks in the company of ones offspring to induce a feeling of gratitude for the teaching profession. Plu...
  • Playful adventures in parenting … Dad’s way

      There’s a lot of boring bits in being a parent. The daily grind of packing lunch boxes, being the children's personal taxi and washing their so...
  • Beachy keen - Sea Shore inspired wedding details

    The seashore trend is set to be big for weddings this summer. Natural materials, metallic finishes and a celebration of the outdoors all come tog...
  • Chocolate free Easter ideas

    There are certain times of the year when sugar seems to take centre stage, and Easter is one of them. This year, Tarot has gone vegan and I’m coun...