9 December 2015


  • had a clear out at mum and dad's house
  • found a nice egg in the charity shop
  • been wrapping presents
  • found a tape in the car
  • pelargoniums keep on flowering indoors
  • our monstera is getting huge

3 December 2015

I really love magazines

Not the glossy gossip kind they sell in the newsagent but the type you have to hunt out: either through small independent bookstores, the Internet or somewhere unexpected. I love searching them out in bookstores: eagerly picking them up, peeking inside to sense if they appeal as much as the jacket might lead me to believe. On the Internet I'm more likely to search by subject then judge by the cover if this is a magazine for me.

In my mind magazines need to be beautiful. I want a magazine with good looks, well designed, exceptional photography or illustration. I want them to be styled and to be stylish. They need to feel good too: nice paper, pages you want to turn, they need to be interesting, to make sense, to be well written. It's hard to find a magazine that has it all, but there are some really goodies out there, you have to seek them out and once you do you'll be eagerly anticipating the next issue.

Some of my current favourites

The Plant



Modern Design Review

Cos Stores Magazine


26 November 2015

autumn/fall colour in our garden IV

These images, taken only a week or so ago, paint a very different picture to our garden today. Over the past weekend we experienced the first frost of winter, cruelly and abruptly putting an end to this delightful colour. It's nice to look back just a short distance in time and remember these rich, bright hues as we head onward into the winter months.

24 November 2015

autumn/fall colour in our garden II

Following on from my last post I share more of the autumn colours filling the garden; which chicken happens to tone with so well!

23 November 2015


  • D and I started pottery class back in september, these are a few of my first pieces
  • our house is full of plants
  • bought this loom a while back, finally I've started weaving
  • I fill these little cans for the houseplants each week, with rain water we've collected, Tit and Pie like to help out
  • lovely light at this time of year
  • Pie, he's just SO cute!

22 November 2015

autumn/fall colour in our garden

It's been sometime since my last post, but I'm back with some recent images from around our garden. 

Despite little activity here on the blog this past year I've been busy elsewhere, especially the garden; it's the place I love to be, a place I feel relaxed. Time spent outdoors in our own space: pottering, planting, tidying, spending time with our ducks, chickens and cat. I just love the air on my skin and dirt under my nails, don't you? To me it's a perfect way to relax and unwind as we continue to develop and create this space of ours. The colours have been beautiful this autumn, with more trees planted: in our quest to add shade and create different areas we've introduced more and more colour. 

I'll share more images with you over the coming days. 

2 February 2015


It's been a while, life's just been busy that's all. There are loads of things I wish I'd posted, but haven't, maybe I still will. For now just a few recent snippets of life here.

  • waiting for the train in my favourite boots
  • found Garfield lurking at mum and dad's and bought him home
  • wintery soups are good and colourful 
  • pretty tiles spotted on a lunch break
  • last week we had snow
  • D and I posing