I am really a country girl at heart, never happier than when I’m pottering around at home with our children Harry (5 years) and Matilda, (Tilly 20 months)   and secretly have an ambition to one day retire and spend my days making cakes and jam! 

But until then family life is a juggling act  of fitting in running our shop Armstrong ward Lifestore, in the lovely Lake Disctrict market town of Kendal, with the day to day round of  children’s birthday parties, swimming lessons, playgroups and PTA meetings. Oh and I nearly forgot to mention the renovation of a 300 year old Westmorland  farmhouse.. which at the moment is more rustic than chic.  So life is hectic but fun!

So on our blog I thought I’d share with you a mixture of our favourite places, shops and resturants, fun family days out, and recipes that we love, along with a sprinkling of news & sneak previews of gorgeous new things for our shop Armstrong Ward Kendal.

Jacqueline x