Be Prepared x


The news here in London is that the kids are still going to school, but things are very quiet; it’s like the calm before the storm.  Time button down the hatches and prepare.  I’m going to see what garden centres are still open, find seeds, little things that can grow into big things and be nurtured, things that will mark the passing of time in a positive way.



The other thing on my list is art supplies:  For those already stuck indoors, Carla Sondheim does a series of brilliant art courses that work if you want to invigorate your creative juices, or you’ve never painted or drawn before.  There are both pay for options and free, for adult and children alike.



Where I can, I’ll be getting all my supplies from independent shops, not Amazon:  If we don’t use them, we’ll lose them.

Laters, Kate x


  1. Jake Mackenzie

    “All will be well “ as Michael Marra sang.
    Big hugs to you all from “ Shelter in Place” California.
    And the ? Is “ Where’s John?”

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Uncle Jake! How good to hear from you! We are all home – we were worried John might get stuck in Bristol but he’s home for the foreseeable future, working from home so all good. It does feel we are living a dystopian novel, but I can’t complain – the sky is blue today and the garden is ripe for a makeover! sending love to you and Barbara xxxxxxx