When I was a child, I dreamed of being a mother and an actress.
I poured over photographs of 1950s Hollywood stars.
I loved their elegance and sophistication and the way they portrayed emotion.
This is Greta Garbo.
I dreamed also of making a home and the entertaining I would do.
My biggest wish came true and I now have three children, one boy, followed by two girls.
I work as an actress as often as I can.
My children and I live in a house in London.
When I am working I get a cleaner to come and help for the weeks that I am away. Otherwise I do the housework. I iron most things but not very well, cook competently and clean quite a lot.
I am always rearranging, swapping pictures around, putting up new ones, getting and getting rid of bits and bobs. Sometimes I draw and paint, do a bit of gardening and entertain.
As often as possible I try to do a home improvement for which help and materials are needed. This is mostly done on a tight budget.
I like things to be ordered and believe completely in routines for the children and me, though not the same routine all the time.
I go out and about often, sometimes modestly, sometimes elegantly, with and without the children.
Looking at other people’s lives has inspired me or put me off, either way it has given me ideas.
In this blog I will share some of the things I do, in the home and out.
I will try to answer any questions you may have about any kind of problem. After all, like most people, I have had a few!
Love from Camilla Rutherford xx