There are tiny little companies in this world that I wish I worked for. Really Rural is one of them. Thoroughly British at heart but drawing inspiration from Shaker and French Rustic influences, the result is a yummy little business creating truly useful oddments of tiny furniture, storage items and acheably desirably country pieces like this Family Notice Board.

Which would, in my house, no doubt, find itself scrawled with bossy refrains like "Buy washing powder Bimbo!" and "Get some car tax you silly woman!"

My alter ego is a stroppy little Madam. It’s probably because she has to put up with me.