Festive books

What are you reading over Christmas? I always think it’s great to have books you either read over and over, or a theme you follow. I’m intending this year to read A Christmas Carol, as it’s a book I’ve only ever been told about by my parents or one I’ve watched on the TV. Friends…

Who loves Autumn?

The leaves are orange, the trees are bare, the cosy clothes are out in the cold breezy air…  I am crazy about the autumn, it’s even been noted on more than one occasion that I was born for the autumn months! I was born on the hottest day of the year in 1991 and even…

Autumns in Oxford

It’s that time in Oxford where we are stuck with a cold crispy breeze, the morning chill and desire to spend the rest of the winter tucked up in bed like a moomin along with the inability to be outside without a cosy knit or scarf! Truth be told, I look forward to this time…

Wild and windy weekends

You have no idea how happy this cold weather has made me. Watching it drop below 20 has been the highlight of the week for me as I am a sucker for a hot cup of coco, a heated blanket and a snuggle with my cats and Jon on the sofa! Autumn is well and truly here, I’ve…

Apple spice & all things Hygge

Styling your house depending on the season might sound a little crazy, but it’s genuinely a thing! Take Christmas for example, a season everyone gets on board with, or at least, know someone who does! We decorate our homes with fairy lights, tinsel, ivy, trees and all sorts of wintry wonders! So why should the…

Once upon a time…

Before computers, phones, TV and even radio all we had to entertain ourselves with stories were books. Those magical little things that remain shut on a shelf just waiting to be opened and transport us to another realm, time or life. Books have gone through a period of transformation over the last 100 or so…

Opera In The Park

I never used to like Opera. I found it loud, difficult to listen too and screechy. That was until I heard it live. A coupe of summers ago I worked for Opera Holland Park as something else to do in the evenings and meet some new people in London. After a few performances I realised…

Another Day Another Year

I turned 27 last Tuesday and I woke up feeling different. Every year on my birthday I get are asked the same thing ‘do you feel different today’ and every year I give the same answer ‘not much different to yesterday…’. Weirdly, however,  this year was different and I woke up feeling like I had well and truly…

Dancing with Dinosaurs

Oxford is the city of past floating through the new. To visit is to step into the past whilst living in the present…  With some of the countries most incredible museums strewn across the city of Oxford it seems almost alien to me that you wouldn’t want to add Oxford to your list of places…

Peering Through The Peonies

Flowers, freshly cut and placed in a vase are just the thing to make your home sing with happiness! There are thousands of personalities in our world and we all have different ideas when it comes to interior design, aesthetics and what does and doesn’t look right in our homes. Some of us might opt…