Thursday, 28 April 2011

Creative Walls

'Creative Walls' is a wonderful book that will inspire you to organise and display your photographs, objects, textiles and ceramics. Geraldine James, the author of the book showcases some amazing displays that are visually appealing and truly innovative. 
"For me, a wall is a beautiful blank canvas. A great big opportunity."

Here are a few of our favourites from the book; the framed jewellery display is especially pretty! I'm feeling very creative now; this weekend could involve some paint, antique frames and canvases!

Pretty pretty!
Love this, such a simple idea
En Vogue
Concert Tickets

Thursday, 21 April 2011


Thank you all for entering our latest competition to win a Royal Wedding Goodie Box. The winner is... KIRSTY INGHAM. We hope you enjoy the prize and have a lovely party next Friday.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Royal Prize Giving

We are all getting extremely excited as the Royal Wedding is fast approaching! To celebrate the event we are giving pod fans a chance to win a Royal Wedding Goodie Box comprising a fun selection of patriotic partyware worth over £50.

To enter the prize draw all you need to do is answer this question and email us your answer:

In which venue is the Royal Wedding ceremony being held?

A) Westminster Abbey
B) St Paul's Cathedral
C) Windsor Castle

By following our blog you can keep up-to-date with all our news. Many more fun competitions are planned - so don't miss out!

The Royal Goodie Box!

The lucky winner will be announced on Thursday 21st April, good luck!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Weird and wonderful...

The hype of the Royal Wedding is building up and some people are getting a bit too excited with ideas... we thought we would share our five favourite (but slightly odd) creations with you.
  1. The Happy Couple Pizza
  2. Royal Wedding Nail Transfers
  3. Will & Kate Trainers
  4. Kiss Me Kate Ale
  5. Very Royal Coffee
Has anyone else seen any more unusual products? We would love to hear about them.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

Aren't these cute? Thank you to Heather's very talented Auntie Mary who has knitted these for us. The book 'Knit Your Own Royal Wedding' by Fiona Goble has been a huge success here at pod. To buy your very own copy click here. We especially love the intricate detailing of the beading on Kate's shoes and The Queen's pearl necklace is beautiful! If anyone has had a go at knitting the Royal Family, please email us a photograph and we will put it on our blog.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Pod Oxford - Wonderful Windows

The lovely Heather and Sorcha have been very busy re-creating the window displays in Oxford this week. There are lots of lovely products to see including Royal Wedding party ware, Newgate clocks, Lisa Stickley bags, wedding stationery and Orla Kiely luggage. 

Monday, 11 April 2011

A summer treat...

This weekend showed the first glimpse of summer with lovely hot temperatures and beautiful blue skies. It was a treat to spend some time in the garden soaking up the sun and planting some vegetables and plants. As an extra indulgence this weekend I decided to use a recipe from the wonderful new book ‘SNOG Healthy Treats Cookbook’. I fancied something sweet but refreshing and healthy (I suppose!) and came across the perfect thing...

Pistashio and Pineapple Yoghurt Crumble... yummy! 

The Snog Story

SNOG was born out of a passion for two things – good food and good design. Founders Pablo Uribe and Rob Baines wanted to offer a truly new and different consumer experience. Inspired by their love of healthy eating, they developed organic no-fat yoghurt combined with agave nectar – and Snog Pure Frozen Yoghurt was born.
The first Snog shop opened in London 2008, it was a huge success and now there are more branches in the UK and overseas. As well as offering delicious food, the shops are fun and dynamic spaces that showcase the best in contemporary design.
The recipes in the book will inspire you to prepare delicious food that you will love but that will love you back. Available to buy in our stores.