Garden makeover | With Wyevale Garden Centre…

Hasn’t the weather been glorious?!  My little urban courtyard garden has been a sunny oasis of calm for me just lately.  I’ve spent many an hour sitting out there, working.  Our space is tiny.  With enough room for a few pots, the washing line and a small round table and a couple of chairs.  That’s it.  Not much room for a space dedicated for lounging.  I needed a place to read, to sit and listen the city outside the walls of my courtyard, and just relax. So how was I going to manage that?

Thankfully, Wyevale Garden Centre must have read my mind as they asked me if I’d like to create an urban garden oasis. Hurrah!

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Interiors & Decor | Desenio – A little bit of print love…

You may remember a few months ago, Dan and I redecorated our bedroom.  The grey paint left our north facing room cold and dark.  So in a bid to bring some warmth we had this peachy stone colour specially mixed for us by the people at Valspar. The room is now bright, warm and delicious, if I do say so myself.  It’s by no means finished.  If you look closely at this image you can see that we still need

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Travel | La Cannonerie, Sisterhood recce…

A few weeks ago I headed to central France with team Sisterhood Camp, Cathy Jolliff and Gemma of The Quiet Heart, to do a little recce ahead of our retreat in September. In my head we were going to check out the facilities (which we did), source some great day trips for the guests and come away with a clear plan. We did all that.  But what I hadn’t expected was to fall in love with this enchanting place.

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Ottowin Pop Up shop | Bristol…

It’s not often I get excited about a new pop-up in Bristol, but when I heard that Ren London was involved in a pop-up with Ottowin Footwear, I needed to get down there – fast.  I’m a long time fan of Ren’s clothing and textiles, in fact I’ve recently interviewed her for the Sisterhood Camp community blog – so look out for that soon. Her clothes I have admired from afar, so popping into the pop-up gave me a chance

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Style | 5 white blouses for Spring…

Ah sunshine!  It makes me want to buy pretty white blouses and skip through french markets.  I’m a sucker for a white peasant blouse, I love the modesty of it.  Simple white cotton with a lace detail and I’m all over it. Preferring a long or a three quarter length sleeve to keep myself covered up in the sun. Each year I buy a new one.  I don’t know if you are like me, but during the summer my shirt

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Interiors & Decor | Nude inspiration for a bedroom…

If you follow my Instagram stories, I recently shared my search for a suitable paint colour for our bedroom.  The mid-tone grey it was previous painted in was all very nice, very dramatic but very cold. Our bedroom is north facing and gets very little sunshine until the evening when the sun comes around and sets.  Upon waking it’s a cold dark room, and after this long cold winter I decided to Spring clean and redecorate. I wanted a warm

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Seasonal Rituals | foraging for wild garlic…

Well it’s April, and that must mean it’s wild garlic season.  Time to get out there and gather the ingredients for your supper.  We always head to our favourite place, a small wooded valley just outside of Bristol. The wooded valley has a bubbling stream running through it, with one side a pine forest plantation and the other native trees with a carpet of wild garlic, bluebells and wood anenomies.

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Seasonal Rituals | Spring Equinox…

Today heralds the Spring Equinox, surely the start of actual Spring and a point where day will slip slowly by the hour toward Summer.  Days are lengthening and light is returning once more. It’s all happening this week, the Equinox, and the Clocks going back…. lighter evenings at last!  What will be do with that extra hour?  Well here are some suggestions to ease you into Spring…

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