I’ve always felt that one of the great downsides of summer is the distinct lack of blankets. There’s something erroneous (not to mention sweaty) about layering up with great woollen textiles when it’s 22 degrees and baking sun outside. But (dare I say thankfully?!) in the last few weeks it’s turned cold. Really cold. The
Here’s something I’ve noticed: every time I post about Slow Down Sundays on Instagram, I get a certain reaction. Usually the specific content of the post gets less attention than the concept of slowing down itself – and not having the time or space to do it. Slower living is not easy – our society
My head is full to the brim with houses right now. For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, you have missed out on the saga of the last month – we’ve found a new home and are moving 202 miles away to a little town in the Snowdonia National Park. Bet you
I love bringing the outside in and am always collecting little natural things on walks and holidays to dot around our home. Lichen, sticks, dried flowers and interesting foliage all make their way here to sit in jars and pots. Having lived my life as far away from the sea as you can pretty much
It is peak candle season right now. Whether you’re getting down with the hygge trend or you’re covering every surface in a bid to banish the winter darkness, no doubt you’re spending more time striking matches that at any other time of year. It is, however, during this high concentration of candle-burning, that I remember
As the leaves start to shed their leaves and the flowers stop blooming for the winter, I always feel the need to bring some of the outside in to temper the bleakness of the coming winter. We’ve been doing it at Christmas for centuries of course, from the first yule logs, to Christmas trees and decking
If you’ve read my 4 Quotes of Inspiration, you’ll know I follow William Morris’ approach to home décor: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” I would, however, add one more criteria – useful, beautiful, and meaningful. Whether you’ve just moved in or fancy
It’s that time of year where it gets dark really quickly and you have to remember where all the light switches are. The blogger buzzword for autumn seems to be ‘hygge’, and I think it’s because it’s a concept everyone can get fully on board with. Who doesn’t love cosiness, soft light, blankets and love?
I love a home filled with art. I’ve never really been one for having photos up all over the place – even when at uni when that sort of decoration was de rigeur, I didn’t see the point of having faces on my bedroom wall I could see up to date versions of on Facebook.