Rebecca Gaunt

Rebecca lives in Winchester with her husband and little boy. Before joining forces with Hannah to launch This is Your Kingdom, Rebecca lived in London and worked in the book publishing industry. Now she juggles her time between her laptop and a whirlwind of laundry, baking, making and playdates.

A few questions about nice things...

Who do you most admire?

I admire people all the time. Mostly creative and talented people I read about. People who aren’t scared to do their own thing, take risks and make things happen. Oh and I admire my mum for her dedication and endless patience.

What are your favourite possessions?

A box of letters and photographs. A jade American milk glass jug. A vintage gold letter ‘R’ I recently bought. My hoard of stationery and ribbons and the Chinti & Parker cashmere jumper that I bought while I was pregnant and managed to accidently shrink so it now fits perfectly.

Tell us about your perfect day or weekend...

It would start with a lie-in, a delicious breakfast, coffee and newspapers. The sun would be shining so we’d head to our favourite beach in Cornwall with a picnic hamper. Surfing, swimming, wave-dodging and beach-combing would be involved. Later, all our friends would show up and we’d watch the sun set and have a barbecue. Or we’d head home and hit the sofa with a nice bottle of wine, a great film and a roaring fire. Perfect!

What makes you happiest?

Sunshine. Fresh air. Good food. Snuggles and silliness with my boys.

What would you like to do in the future?

I would love for This is Your Kingdom to go from strength to strength and to continue loving what I do. With that taken care of I’d like to carve out some time to tackle my list of places I’d like to go and things I’d like to do; learn how to use my camera properly, re-discover rock climbing, visit Scotland, hang more pictures on my walls, add some new recipes to my repertoire. It’s a long list.