christmas, hygge, lifestyle, Norway

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… Continue reading Festive books

autumn, Countryside

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… Continue reading Autumns in Oxford

Countryside

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… Continue reading Once upon a time…

Countryside

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… Continue reading Opera In The Park

Oxfordshire, summer

Non-stop Coffee Shop

I'm one of those people that loves coffee shops and not coffee. I'm much more a juicer / chai and tea drinker, I just can't get my head around that bitter taste or living with coffee breath (queue flashbacks to coffee breath driving instructor). I also don't drink milk, so to have coffee black or… Continue reading Non-stop Coffee Shop