claire LancasterHello from me!
I’m Claire, I’ve been blogging here since 2007 pregnancy, baby and toddler days are long behind me. My son H celebrated his 9th birthday and my daughter her 7th birthday in 2016. I have chalked up a successful career in Marketing & Advertising and been self employed since becoming a mummy working in marketing, PR and social media with lots of lovely clients with many in homes and interiors. I work hard for fun family time together and to create a beautiful home. Our home renovations are being filmed by Channel 4 for a show which is airing in 2017.


Karen Staniland Platt

And hello from KSP!
Hi, I’m Karen and very happy to be blogging here alongside the fabulous Claire. I’m mum to a seven year old who thinks she’s 24, and wife to a 46 year old who also think he’s 24. I run my own business and my days are spent writing about, styling & photographing interiors all mixed in with some marketing & PR for private clients. I’m looking forward to sharing a bit about that, a bit about my family and who knows what else here on Notes to Self. My own website will be arriving soon so feel free to pop by at