I’m feeling a little bit sorry for the trees. We all wax lyrical about their golden autumn leaves, we look out for their spring blossom and laze under their leafy shade in the summer. But in winter, they’re somewhat neglected. We all stay in on our cosy sofas wrapped up in blankets while they shiver
Throughout my Instagram explorations some of my favourite accounts are those run by makers: not only do they post beautiful photographs, but they’ve actually made the things they’re posting – a double whammy of creativity. One of the makers I’ve got to know is Alicia from @botanicalthreads. She makes scarfs, tea towels and other textiles
Welcome back to the Tea Journey and here we’ve taken an excursion away from tea bags into loose leaf green tea. I’ve been a little trepidatious about tasting green tea. It’s the one tea I’ve always wanted to like for the health benefits, but I could never get on with the teabags my mum bought from the supermarket.
I always feel a little sad about cut flowers. Of course they’re beautiful and all, but I always feel slightly wasteful and guilty for cutting them down in their prime and eventually throwing them out. If only there was a way to keep them for longer… When I posited this thought on Instagram, I received
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I’m somewhere in the middle of the ‘love it’ and ‘hate it’ camps. I find the present-giving a bit arbitrary and weird, but I do think a celebration of love is, well, lovely. Love has inspired many of our greatest works of art and literature, and, whether you choose to
Having written recently about my distaste for stews, it got me thinking about how I have always tarnished one pot meals with the same brush. At university I remember zealously telling my housemates that ‘I don’t like any one pot meals’ as they all sat down to a casserole or stew, and I munched a Ryvita.
Welcome back to the Tea Journey and to our second instalment, Peppermint Leaf tea. I think we all have this vague idea that mint tea is good for you in some way, easing digestive complaints, reducing bloating and whatnot. However, my only experience of mint tea was in Morocco where a tiny portion is served