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14 Beautiful Untranslatable Words

With the worldwide domination of ‘hygge’, and the increasing prevalence of its little sister ‘fika’, untranslatable words, particularly from Scandinavia, are rather in vogue. On our little island we are quick to borrow traditions, cuisines and language from other cultures – hence why we…

April 1, 2017
Seasonal Stomach

What To Eat This Season: Spring

Spring is here, and I don’t know about you but I’m starting to feel excited about food again. I do like a bit of stodge now and then, but the long winter of pies, chilli con carne and root vegetables has got me craving…

March 29, 2017
Simple Self

Hello To Spring!

The last month and a half have seen me be in not such a good head space – stressed, chaotic, anxious about everything. I was hoping that that the change of season would bring about a change in my chaos, but the fact I’m…

March 26, 2017
Simple Pleasures

5 Simple Blogs About Comfort

As you know, this winter on Simple & Season was all about comfort. But of course, concepts and ideas about comfort differ wildly from person to person. So I invited some of my favourite simple bloggers to write about comfort on their own blogs. Here…

March 17, 2017
Simple Self

Monthly Simplify – Noticing the Seasonal Change

Each month I pick one easy thing we can do to simplify our homes, diets and lives. This month, it’s looking out for signs of spring. March is a funny month, with one foot in winter and the other in spring. It starts with chilly…

March 6, 2017
Simple Pleasures

The Beauty of Winter Trees, with Jord

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…

February 28, 2017
Seasonal Stomach The Tea Journey

The Tea Journey: Two Green Teas

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…

February 20, 2017
Simple Self

6 Quiet Quotes About Love

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…

February 13, 2017