This is the very first entry on my new blog. I can sense you’re all as excited as I am!

This website is to let everybody know what I am up to as I go about setting up my new enterprise. Not as boring as it sounds I promise, not when you’re going to be doing what I am! I will be scouring the globe for all those beautiful things you’ve always wanted along with a load of stuff you didn’t even know you wanted in the first place!

I shall be kicking this off at the end of July with a visit to Yunnan in South Western China (which just so happens to be the 2nd most ethnically diverse region in the entire country). Home to 25 recognised distinct tribes. It has the tail end of the Himalayas to the north and lush tropical rainforest to the south. Sharing borders with Laos, Vietnam, Tibet and Burma it is a fascinating, beautiful and mysterious place. Between now and then I will be adding lots more amazing facts about the region, its culture, food and all of the amazing craft skills still being practised there today.

I believe there is a place for the traditional in the modern world. So much to talk about!  More to follow soon.