Sarah Hurley Book Club – Single for the Summer

Our latest Sarah Hurley Book Club read was Single for the Summer by Mandy Baggot and I have to say, if you’re looking for your beachy holiday read then we’ve found it! Also, if you’re looking for inspiration for a holiday then this will definitely inspire you to try Corfu! After reading this, it is definitely on my list of places I want to go to, it sounds gorgeous. Tess is a fabulous main character, flawed, funny and fierce –Read more

Sarah Hurley Book Club – Single for the Summer

Our next book club read is just in time for the change of weather, Single for the Summer is the perfect summer read! ‘Tess Parks has made up her mind: love isn’t for her. When it comes to dating she has one rule: after six weeks with a guy, she ends it. So when her heartbroken best friend invites her for a girly getaway in Corfu, Tess is sure she can stick to their pact to stay single for theRead more

Father’s Day Inspiration with Silhouette!

Father’s Day is THIS WEEKEND! and if you’re still searching for some inspiration, we have just the thing! Shabneez has created this fantastic (and quick!) Father’s Day card using some of my Silhouette shapes. Silhouette Files used from the Silhouette store – Heart Speech Bubble – Well done Dad, I’m awesome! – Heart Flourishes Set Make in your Dad’s favourite colours to make it really personal! You could also add a matching gift box or tag by resizing the files.Read more

Sarah Hurley Book Club – Confidence: The Secret

Our latest book club pick was Confidence – The Secret by Katie Piper. I really hope you got to read along with me on this one! The book is broken down into various sections such as self esteem, confidence, happiness and more and all draw on Katie’s own experiences. I’ve followed Katie’s story for years and think the work she has done with her foundation is incredible, so it was lovely to hear more of the inside story of herRead more

Hand Lettering – Process to Product

Today, I’m sharing a video with you showing the process of creating one of my products, my Hand Lettered Father’s Day mug (available here on notonthehighstreet.com) I hope you find it interesting! I started with a pencil doodle and it ended up becoming an actual thing! Apologies for any slight shaking, I was getting to grips with a new tripod thingy. If you have any questions about the process, please let me know and I’ll do my best to answerRead more

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Dad’s are pretty difficult to buy for in my experience so this year we thought we’d help you by rounding up some of our most popular Father’s Day gifts in one place! These are all cute little things your Dad (or Grandad!) will treasure… Our personalised photo message keyrings have been our most popular Father’s Day gift this year and I can totally see why! Your Dad gets to see his favourite picture and your message every day, a lovelyRead more

AFCI UK One Big Show

Today I wanted to share this fantastic event with you. The AFCI UK One Big Show is the go to event of the year for anyone with a career in the creative industry. This event also incorporates the Creative Exchanges programme for designers, educators and influencers in the creative industry. Over the last few years that we’ve organised this show I’ve seen people launch products and businesses, grow their companies, careers and confidence, make networks of friends and colleagues andRead more

Bingeworthy Boxsets!

There’s never a better time than a bank holiday to catch up with some box set bingeing so today I’m sharing my favourites in case you’re lacking in inspiration! 1. Lost I watched the first series of Lost in about 3 days straight when I discovered it and the following series were not far behind! This plane crash / island survival / sci fi drama kept me hooked and guessing the whole way through. If you don’t want to leaveRead more

Sarah Hurley Book Club – Confidence: The Secret

Our next Book Club read is one I can’t wait to get stuck into, Confidence: The Secret by the inspirational Katie Piper! ‘Success is a journey, not a destination. It doesn’t happen in a straight line, the path goes off to one side and then the other all the time. But when it veers off track you just get back on it and keep going. Create your own future, and your own closure. Don’t look for happiness in other people,Read more

Keep you Close – Sarah Hurley Book Club

This months book was the psychological thriller Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse. As I mentioned in my previous update, after being initially completely gripped by the excellent prologue, I started to lose interest slightly as the book slowed down to lay out the backstory and characters. I have to say, now, at the end, I’m glad I persevered! When I last updated, I had just been drawn back in to this atmospheric thriller. If you are a fan ofRead more