Regular readers will know that, like a lot of Irish women, I am a bit of an Orla Kiely fan. Two things to share - one is this new (?), well new to me anyway, oilcloth pattern called Poplar Trees which seems to be selling out fast at Tinsmiths. The other is to advise anyone within striking distance of west London that the Orla Kiely sample sale is on next week from Thursday to Sunday. I haven't been to the sample sale recently having left London three years ago but it was great the last time I went along.