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The latest from Sophie & her team in the Lincolnshire countryside. Peek behind the scenes, find exclusive competitions and inspiration for you and your home.

10 Signs of Summer

Have you been opening the curtains to glorious summer sunshine where you live? The team at Sophie Allport has! We’re enjoying those dazzling rays of golden light waking us up in the morning, but what’s getting us really excited are those other signs of summer. You know…these ones! 1)The kids...

Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at Chelsea Flower Show

With 165,000 visitors descending on London to admire breathtaking displays, beautiful designs and buckets of creativity, it can only mean one thing… the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is on! For the sixth year in a row, the team at Sophie Allport have beavered away behind the scenes in the...

4 Apps You Need to Make Your Garden Grow This Summer

Green fingered gods and goddesses, how is your garden looking right now? Is it beginning to burst into life with lush, green foliage and beautiful blooms? Or, is it looking a little…drab? Well, whether you fancy yourself as a bit of an Alan Titchmarsh or have been known to kill...

7 Reasons You Need Beautiful Stationery in Your Life

Ladies and gentlemen, if you’ve ever walked out of a stationers and imagined pouring your ideas onto the first page of a brand new notebook nestled under the crook of your arm, you’ll understand the importance of stunning stationery. Paper, pens, pads, gift wrap, tags and matching ribbons…stationery is timeless...

Love the Royal Family? Join the Celebration!

Here at Sophie Allport, we love the Royal Family. Our beloved Kate and Wills, their gorgeous royal infants, and of course the Queen and Prince Phillip. But why are we so enamoured with them as a nation? Well, the Royal Family represents all that’s wonderful about being British. They’re an...

Our Top Must-Have Apps For Cat, Dog and Horse Lovers

Did you know that National Pet Month is being celebrated in the UK between the 1st April and 2nd of May this year? We’ll take any excuse to dote on our beloved cats, dogs, horses and chickens here at Sophie Allport (in fact, we love them so much that they’ve...

5 Convincing Reasons to Raise Chickens

There’s a lot to like about raising your own chickens. In fact, here at Sophie Allport, many of us have a hen or two strutting around our back gardens - and we love them! If you have enough space and there are no restrictions on keeping them where you live...

How to Host The Best Ever Easter Egg Hunt

Every year at Sophie Allport, the grown-ups and their kids get together for an excellent Easter egg hunt. The back garden is a treasure trove of colour, excitement and anticipation, and the adults (as much as the little ones!) enjoy the thrill of scouring the grass and flower patches as...

8 Bizarre Facts About Horses

Have you ever dreamt of cantering across the countryside on horseback? We have! In fact, we love horses so much that we’ve a whole Horse collection dedicated to our equestrian friends here at Sophie Allport. But, before you ‘trot on’, why not ‘hold your horses’ and take a look at these...

3 Puppy & Dog Training Tips

New puppies can be great fun but also they can be hard work, as the Sophie Allport family are well aware of. With five new puppies that have joined the Sophie Allport family over the past year, there has been plenty of chaos, chewed slippers and lots of entertainment. A...

A mother’s perspective on rugby with six top tips!

Some of us live in households obsessed with different sports, where you can’t move without tripping over a ball. At this time of year our children (and husbands) choose the ball of the egg-shaped variety.  Those who’ve grown up playing rugby find the rules of the game instinctively easy to...

10 Dog Facts You Didn’t Know Until Now

We’re head over heels for dogs here at Sophie Allport. There’s a fair few wagging tails and muddy paws at home with us – too many to count, in fact. Fox Red Labradors, Golden Retrievers and Terriers are among the most popular, and did you know that one of Sophie’s...

Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! Rather than presenting her with tired flowers or chocolates (again), why don’t you do something a little more thoughtful this year? Don’t worry – it’s not as hard to come up with a generous, special present as you might think…and we promise not to tell...

7 quirky facts you didn’t know about love

There aren't many occasions that divide opinion as strongly as Valentine's Day, but whether you love it or loathe it, one thing is true...it’s upon us! Continue reading

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