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…

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…

Kitchen interior – Wrendale

It’s really no secret that I am one of the biggest fans of Wrendale Designs. Created by Hannah Dale who first started out as a stock broker in London. She now designs from her studio in Lincolnshire, where these adorable little creatures come alive and flutter into our hearts. I am pleased to say that…

Thinking ahead

It’s so healthy to both live in the here and now but also be aware of the future and plan head. Today I’ve been adding to my ever growing rows of crocheting on my blanket. It’s going to be soft natural colours made with Organic Manx Wool given to me by my mum. Crocheting for…

Desire or Aspire?

Nowadays most of us choose to have our lives strewn across the internet. We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, all forms of social media. In many ways the openness of internet world is a positive thing, we have banks of knowledge available to us at the click of button, we can check up on old friends,…

My hygge home

It’s official! I now live in an adorable, old house surrounded by beams in a quite little town just outside of Oxford overlooking spires, pretty old houses and at night the cutest of sunsets. Moving from a London Kensington flat was not an easy decision for us, moving from a city that had everything. Parks,…

Winter chocolate

It’s a thing, winter chocolate is most definitely a thing. We have hot chocolate, advent calendars, Lindt Christmas decorations and teddies not to mention warm melting lava cakes (curtesy of Kaja)! When I was in France last week I had so much hot soya chocolate (and normal milky chocolate as apparently dairy-free isn’t a well-known…

Candles will never be dull

I would bet that every single person who reads this post has candles in their home or has owned them at some point or another. Candles used to be used for light, warmth and in some cases as signals and have been around for over 5,000 years. They were often made of tallow (animal fat)…