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…

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…

Cuddly kitties!

Yes, the rumours are true we adopted two Birman Blue! These cute fluff balls came from Oxfordshire’s Cats Protection centre, run by volunteers who rescue the cats from all over the county – and I cannot being to express how incredible the centre is, the time, effort and money put into rescuing cats from all…

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…

Cinnamon rain

It’s been raining all day today and I’ve spent it listing to the drips and drops, reading my wonderful vampire book and relaxing watching Netflix. It’s rained so much the last few days that we’ve had flooding and hardly any sunshine, but I think rain is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the comforts…

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,…

Bed socks rock!

There is nothing I love more than getting back home after a long tiresome day an slipping into something more comfortable. Sadly for Jon that doesn’t mean lingerie as he’s found out the hard way, and actually means oversized jumpers sometimes my baggy joggers and a pair of bloody good socks! Even when life gets…