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…

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…

Let your life twinkle!

Twinkly fairy lights are commonly used at Christmas time to decorate our towns, gardens, homes, trees. They illuminate the glittering snow and create a magical atmosphere when surrounded by the sparkle of ice. You’re probably wondering what I am doing blogging about fairy lights at the end of June, they’re a Christmas thing right? Well…

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…

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…