• 5 things on my working from home wishlist for May

    One of my favourite things about working from home, aside from elasticated waist trousers and not having to enter into excessive small talk, is having an excuse to buy stuff for my home office. Even if those purchases are sometimes a little frivolous.

    Here are a few of the things on my wishlist, ranging from practical gadgets to impractical stationery that makes me smile.  I’d love to know what you’re yearning for in the comments below!


    • iKettle is a kettle that you can turn on with your phone. Firebox, £99.99.
    • Tea Display box. Justifies me spending more on fancy tea. NOTHS, £29.99.
    • Vitapens Highlighters. As if highlighting stuff wasn’t fun enough. IWOOT, £6.99.
    • Bunny in the field paper clips storage. I don’t even use paper clips. IWOOT, £10.
    • Leitz Complete Multicharger for Mobile Device. So I don’t break my neck on a million cords. Amazon, £54.99.

    Go on, tell me what’s on your wishlist at the moment!

  • Delightful Desk Details: Indoor Allotment

    This week, I’ve been giving my desk area a bit of a spring clean. It’s been….under-used the last few months. Not because I haven’t been working, but because I’ve mainly been working from the comfort of my sofa where it’s warm and cosy.

    Hearing whispers of actual sunshine this weekend, I found a little time to start working on clearing out all the stuff I’ve been dumping in my little garden office, and turning it back into a working environment. I’ve also been thinking about how I can add a little more life to the place, particularly after reading Penny Golightly’s new blog Golightly Gardens (an excellent thrifty gardening blog).

    Green living

    When this indoor allotment (£24.99 from MenKind) popped up in my inbox, I couldn’t resist. Small enough to keep on your desk, but big enough to grow three types of herbs – Coriander, Basil and Oregano.

    If you prefer something a little more temporary, you might want to hop on over to Postcarden. They do a wide selection of mini gardens that arrive in the post, you guessed it, in postcard form. I’m a sucker for the village cottage version.

    Are you giving your desk or office area a spring clean? What detail are you lusting after?