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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Toasty warm drinks!

I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been so put off any type of dairy (even lactose free, as I am lactose intolerant)! I read an article a few weeks ago about dairy and someone wrote that pus is in dairy and quite honestly, true or not it just makes me feel sick every…

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…

Can a place be Hygge?

Hygge is a feeling you can’t fake or make happen. It is those little moments in life you feel entirely at ease and relaxed somewhere. That place could be snuggled under a duvet with friends sipping hot chocolate and gossiping about old times. It could be watching a silly movie with your sister or best…

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…