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THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S FOR SPRING

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY'S FOR SPRING

I am absolutely loving Spring this year, possibly more than I ever have before, could it be because I have a garden that is slowly waking up? Maybe it is also something to do with coming out of the other side of all the rain and gales with our roof still attached (just), anyway today […]


A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Hello to you, it seems it’s Monday again and so soon. Yesterday marked a special day for me and L&S as it was my 7th blogging birthday! I usually completely bypass this event – not intentionally – maybe just one of the hazards of being an Aquarius – but as I am partial to the […]


DIY STORE DECORATING WITH HOMEBASE

DIY STORE DECORATING WITH HOMEBASE

I love perusing the aisles of a DIY store looking at things that can update a space on a budget, and easily blend in with our home filled with vintage, thrifted and junk shop finds. While the husband is poking around filler, silicone, saw blades and two by four, I am off looking at lampshades […]


COLD DECEMBER WINTER EVENING WARMER

COLD DECEMBER WINTER EVENING WARMER

Just a quick little evening share, this beautiful picture and recipe arrived in my email inbox this morning and I had to pass it on, from the lovely Folk Magazine. Cinnamon Hot Chocolate 3 ounces semisweet chocolate 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla A few drops of almond […]


CHAI AND ORANGE OAT BARS WITH COCONOM

CHAI AND ORANGE OAT BARS WITH COCONOM

Back in the kitchen and loving it yesterday, my sister has a super sweet new role working with the lovely peeps at Coconom which means I get to try out some Autumn recipes using their lovely plain and flavoured coconut sugar. I am always looking for healthier ways to sweeten my baking and porridge and well everything […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 SUGARED ALMOND

GIFT GUIDE 2013 SUGARED ALMOND

All the colours of a jar of Sugared Almonds with added lace, fur, sparkle and pastels. Delicate gifts for dainty girls. Lavender Tassel Trace Cushion – Anthropologie, trEATs by April Carter – Hardie Grant Books, Pip Studio Khaki Jug – Simply Chic. Small Cone Light – Let it Reign, Pair of Shabby Chic Dining Chairs – Mia […]


THE FIRST SOUP OF AUTUMN

THE FIRST SOUP OF AUTUMN

The sudden drop in temperature coinciding with our radiators being temporarily disconnected meant hunting the bare cupboards and fridge for anything that could be thrown together to make a soup. Even if I could put the heating on it just seems too soon, doesn’t it? It was only a week ago I was wandering around in […]


CRISPER DAYS AND A LITTLE LESS DAYLIGHT

CRISPER DAYS AND A LITTLE LESS DAYLIGHT

Happy midweek lovelies, last year the Summer never was and winter arrived abruptly in August with a storm that stripped the trees and ended at the beginning of this June, I think there was a Spring but it happened in the blink of an eye. This years glorious Summer has filled me with hope. When Mother […]


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 […]


SUMMER FRUITS AND SUNNY DAYS

SUMMER FRUITS AND SUNNY DAYS

Taking a pinch of inspiration from this recipe torn and saved from an old issue of Country Living Magazine, I used up the last peach in our fruit bowl to make a lovely salad, lots of greens, a sweet tangy dressing and some free-style polenta cakes filled us up nicely after a hard days work of […]


CAMERA MOODS AND BEAUTIFUL FOOD

CAMERA MOODS AND BEAUTIFUL FOOD

Hello! I can’t believe it is Thursday already, I have quite a few posts that I want to share with you, but I need to be a million other places too! So I am just popping in to share these pictures I took of some delicious wraps we made from The green Kitchen Recipe Book […]


COCONUT AND PEACH CUPCAKES

COCONUT AND PEACH CUPCAKES

The first sunny Monday in forever and I find myself upping the heat indoors with a bit of baking. With tins of coconut milk and peaches in the cupboard, one egg and the usual cupcake ingredients to hand I made a batch of Coconut and Peach cupcakes for my husband and his busy colleagues. I […]


SNAPS FROM THE WEEKEND

SNAPS FROM THE WEEKEND

My coral sunset peonies are on their last wave of colour, a delicate pale gold, but there are still a couple of days until the petals completely drop. I have so enjoyed their beauty each day, my friends couldn’t believe they were real. Simple and quickly made garlands from my Friday night gathering, before we moved […]


BIG NIGHT IN – HEALTHY LIVING PARTY

BIG NIGHT IN - HEALTHY LIVING PARTY

Happy Sunday to you, today I am sharing the fun I had taking part in 


SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

Catching up after three days away from my husband, cats, laptop, Pinterest and all my favourite things. So with my tigers by my side I have sought out these four images featuring some candy coloured happiness for your weekend x 1. How to Make a Perfectly Delightful Vanilla Birthday Cake – Sweetapolita. 2. San Francisco […]


FAVOURITE PAGES – STYLED MAGAZINE

FAVOURITE PAGES - STYLED MAGAZINE

Midweek quiet time this morning (after a blustery stormy night) found me browsing through all the back issues of the lovely Styled Magazine by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry, and I found a few pages I think you will like. All images Styled Magazine.


OH SUCH PRETTY THINGS

OH SUCH PRETTY THINGS

Brightness. I’m seeking it everywhere. Nearly April, still a grey sky and the threat of snow is hanging over our heads. So you can imagine my joy when I found these images from Jessica Enig’s cake decorating party popping up on pinterest. The prettiest party idea and you get to take home a beautiful chunk of […]


SUBTLE DECORATIONS

SUBTLE DECORATIONS

A celebration of love and merriment, served up at the Sunday Suppers Valentine’s dinner. Pale table settings, With subtle decorations made from twigs masking tape and floral sprigs. Menus dipped dyed using vegetable dyes made from beets, radish and pomegranate. I feel calmer and inspired just visiting their beautiful site for a few minutes each […]


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 […]


HOT AND COLD

HOT AND COLD

Today has been a day of drinks. Having dashed in a huge circle around town in search of charcoal coloured paint and a post office that was open. On my way home I bought a pink of milk in a bid to make my own latte instead of spending five times the amount on a […]


THE OTHER WAY ALONG THE PROMENADE

THE OTHER WAY ALONG THE PROMENADE

What will you be doing next weekend? I think I will take the walk to St Leonards, (long neglected but believe it or not), the posh end in the past, it seemed everyone put their heart into our Old Town and somewhat forgot about traveling the other way along the promenade. But now it’s community […]


A SUNDAY WITH SPRINKLES

A SUNDAY WITH SPRINKLES

Something sweet for a gloomy Sunday morning, colourful brunch or early afternoon tea. An Autumn version of a simple favourite Fairy Bread. All you need is a batch of scotch pancakes, smooth jam in your favourite flavour (I chose Apricot), sugar sprinkles, and a heart shaped cookie cutter. Toast the pancakes, when cool enough to handle, […]


SUCCESSFUL SATURDAYS

SUCCESSFUL SATURDAYS

I only left the house once yesterday for a 30 minute run in the early morning. I like to stay home. Even though the sun has finally decided to spend some time with us, it makes the light in here so great I like to enjoy it indoors. So it’s just the cats and me […]


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 […]