Blog of the Week

WEEKEND READING – MAKE IT YOUR OWN

WEEKEND READING - MAKE IT YOUR OWN

This chilly September weekend read is the book Make It Your Own by Anna Alicia, the designer-maker behind eco-ethical home-ware and jewellery label A Alicia. Arriving just in time to inspire idle hands to get busy when trapped indoors with all that Autumn rain rolling down the windows. My favourite projects include a Plaited Floor […]


MIDWEEK DREAMING – WITH VANTASTIC

MIDWEEK DREAMING - WITH VANTASTIC

Ever dreamt of selling all you own and buying a home on wheels to travel in? Well that is the extreme dream that I sometimes have, normally when I have been on vacation and realise how easy it actually is to survive, even enjoy life with just a few essential belongings nearby. But if we […]


SEPTEMBER – THE FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

SEPTEMBER - THE FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

Cosy colours and light layers mixed with thick sweaters, satin dresses with checked over coats. Collecting favourite comfort recipes and noting them down. Gathering logs together to keep the winter fire burning. Trying out a new homemade beauty regime to save Autumn skin. Making the most of chillier and rainy days indoors with my four […]


SAY HELLO TO SIMPLY CHIC

SAY HELLO TO SIMPLY CHIC

Happy Saturday to you, introducing my newest sponsor Simply Chic today, a sweet little online boutique selling all the pretty things you see here and more. Party and celebration decor, gifts for wedding guests and of course yourself! All the things that can be combined to make a pretty cosy home and a good measure […]


FAMILIAR THINGS OUT OF THE ORDINARY

FAMILIAR THINGS OUT OF THE ORDINARY

A glance through recent Etsy Blog posts led me to this article which in turn led me to the beautiful work of New England painter Jeremy Miranda. His green houses are ablaze with a beautiful warmth and tropical heat, but it’s the greys that got me. Paintings of familiar things that somehow seem extraordinary, in all the colours […]


DAY FOUR – LOVE

DAY FOUR – LOVE

Day four of #augustbreak2013 The naughtiest loves in my life – Wallis and Marlo, my tiny tiger girls. Covering my world in fur and causing mayhem, but melting my heart every minute of every day x


DAY THREE – YELLOW

DAY THREE - YELLOW

Day three, a day late, yesterday was spent chopping down my beloved forrest of fennel, so the roses behind could breath again. One of my favourites in the garden I hope to move the fennel to the other side of the house where it can run riot and burst into yellow flowers as much as […]


DAY TWO – CIRCLES

DAY TWO - CIRCLES

Today there are black clouds on one side of our house and sunshine on the other. Thunder all around, and one hour for it to go away before I need to get to the bus stop. Cabin fever is setting in. Since my weekend at Kendal floating about a muddy field fuelled by Sailor Jerry […]


AUGUST BLOG BREAK WITH SUSANNAH CONWAY

AUGUST BLOG BREAK WITH SUSANNAH CONWAY

Home made granola with natural yoghurt and English strawberries – the beginning of the end of my thighs. It’s just too good, here is the recipe link from my earlier post today, I just added my own toasted sesame seeds and coconut x   This is my first post for – The August break 2013 […]


HOLIDAYING AT HOME

HOLIDAYING AT HOME

Is it time to leave this country yet? With only the odd fleeting taste of Summer every three days around here, it must be? Well, I have found a slice of bliss right here online. Making friends on Twitter a couple of weeks ago I met the lovely blogger of My Paradissi, Eleni from Heraklion in Crete. Eleni’s […]


FEATURED BLOG – CANDY POP IMAGES

FEATURED BLOG – CANDY POP IMAGES

Shall we start 2013 with some colourful fun? I have the perfect place, Candy Pop Images. Lovely cheerful interiors with bright accessories, and the occasional porcelain deer popping it’s head into shot here and there. I love the photography capturing Natasha’s day trips and vintage shopping outings, and all the beautiful images from the Friday […]


FEATURED BLOG – ROOST

FEATURED BLOG - ROOST

Inspired meals with sumptuous settings, just a few pictures by the lovely Caitlin of Roost, my featured blog this week. Creating beautiful and tasty meals, firstly for her husband and for stories featured in magazines such as Kinfolk. The Beautiful pages of Roost are filed with soul warming writing, recipes and stunning photography.Roost is one of those blogs that […]


BLOG OF THE WEEK-PRETTY GINGHAM

BLOG OF THE WEEK-PRETTY GINGHAM

Pale colours and subtle surroundings, some pages from the beautiful blog Pretty Gingham by Tanja in Helsinki-Finland. The cosy images and simple pleasures are inspiring me to fall back in love with my long neglected camera. Realising I rarely take pictures these days, unless I happen to see something and snap it on my phone! This […]


VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

As the seasons change I find my wardrobe wish list goes through the roof! With inspiration everywhere and the high street all looking a little same-y I need to get back into mixing up old and new, so I thought it would be fun to try a new weekly feature, Vintage fashion Fridays. I hope […]


BLOG OF THE WEEK-WHAT KATIE DOES

BLOG OF THE WEEK-WHAT KATIE DOES

5 Things you’ll discover when clicking through the pages over at my latest Blog of the week, What Katie Does. Exciting experiments with pasta. A new appreciation for The Pink Panther Cartoons, 2 adorable cats. Lovely pictures from days out. Screen printed posters for your walls. Have a great Sunday! x All images What Katie Does.


SEATTLE SWEETHEART

SEATTLE SWEETHEART

Introducing my latest blog of the week Elephantine. A peaceful place curated by Seattle based Rachel Ball, who lives with her husband and pets Rufus and Bodhi. A fellow lover of simple, pretty things and also it seems, just as baffled at keeping a house plant alive as me. (I am down to one thirsty looking […]


TO BE UP IN THE HILLS

Just look at these bowls full of goodness from Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills, my blog of the week, new to me, found via Pinterest. I love the recipes on this lovely blog, written by Sarah about her life with photographer Lou Mora and their two dogs Ruca and Eleanor in Los Angeles. These wholesome meals are […]


A LIFE BUILT WITH FLOWERS

A LIFE BUILT WITH FLOWERS

Blog of the week, fortnight, month? Sorry about me. I hope some of you are still there, my schedule is crazy internet not always available and time fleeting. But I am happy to share a new blog of the week today. The amazing, lovely and witty Miss Pickering, we met so long ago on twitter, […]


BIRDS WITH POM POM HATS

BIRDS WITH POM POM HATS

This week I have fallen in love with the wonderful world of Barbara Berrada, French free-lance artist, photographer, fashion designer, and creator of online boutique “les zigouis”.How sweet is this branch of birdswearing painted pom pom hats, I am just crazy about these beautiful black and white prints with added coloursand fun elements. Everything Barbara creates seems to have […]


BOOT FAIR BEAUTY

BOOT FAIR BEAUTY

 The next blog you visit should be  Foxtail + Fern, where Edinburgh based Zoology girl Hannah shares her passions for vintage fashion, thrifting, puppies, collecting and more. Hannah has a real eye for boot fair treasure and putting together gorgeous outfits. All images Foxtail + Fern


COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

I am so excited about todays blog of the week. Just beginning, Lovely food is a new blog started by Charlotte, who you may already know from Anknel and Burblets.If not? That’s two wonderful new places to spend a quiet morning or afternoon. I can’t wait to see Charlotte’s photography and kitchen talents fully blossom side by […]


A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL

A toasted coconut and liquorice lion, butterflies in boxes, an eclectic home style and the most captivating Vimeo collection created with her husband. Just a few of the wonderful things you will discover over at Julie Shoe’s blog i-Swan. You may have seen her videos before over at Kinfolk?All images Julie Shoe


MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AND FANCY URNS

MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AND FANCY URNS

Mysterious circumstances and fancy urns, just a few of Baltimore based artist Yelena Bryksenkova’s favourite things. Who is in her own words ‘Russian-born, midwest-raised, baltimore-based’. A few of my favourite things are her wonderful illustrations and paintings.I love the colours and patterns, the fun things her characters take part in, their delicate worlds and surroundings. Yelena’s […]


A CONFETTI WORLD-BLOG OF THE WEEK

A CONFETTI WORLD-BLOG OF THE WEEK

Today’s Blog of the week comes from the beautiful world and Tumblr of Nicole Hill, our paths crossed over at Flickr a couple of years ago, and although I knew about Nicole’s shop, I only just discovered her oh so pretty Tumblr and I am so glad I did, now I hope you’ll visit too. A beautiful […]