Lottie Storey

Cake-baker, art-lover, word nerd, mother, feminist, flaneur, and drinker of flowery cocktails, Lottie is a Bristol girl, born and bred. Here she settled down, had two children, renovated a house, and co-founded a branch of the Women’s Institute.

Lottie’s love of the written word began in the last century and she’s been messing about with words ever since. Lottie loves alliteration, and can never resist a good pun.

A few questions about nice things...

Who do you most admire?

People doing what they want to do in life. Pioneers. Brainy people. Kids with their amazing outlook and mind-blowing attitude. Single mums.

Oh, and Debbie Harry for being the most beautiful woman in the world.

What are your favourite possessions?

A modernist ring with a giant black stone that belonged to my grandmother-in-law, a beautiful old shop cabinet inherited from my parents, and a WWI sweet-heart pin-cushion. My vintage Yves St Laurent wedding dress.

Tell us about your perfect day or weekend...

Pottering. Radio 4. A spot of baking. Time to read the paper on the sofa, with sunlight streaming through the window. Rearranging the mantelpiece nick-nacks. Curry. A Danish thriller on BBC Four.

What makes you happiest?

Laughing loud and long with my dearest friends and family. Good food, fine wine, flowing conversation. Romance.

What would you like to do in the future?

Write, write, write. See my second book published. Get good at gardening. Learn to play the squeeze-box.

Image courtesy of Alice Hendy