September – where on earth did that fly to? My word. Kids went back to school, I travelled East to Thailand, Dan went to Hamburg and we visited gardens and made plum cake. Whooosh… September was gone.
But what else have we been up to… well behind the scenes and elsewhere, quite a bit…
Simple Things Magazine x This is Your Kingdom
The September issue of Simple Things Magazine contained an article I had written about our stay at Wild Meadow. A perfect place to stay in Autumn, with view across the hillside, and a cute little shepherds hut to cosy in. Visit the nearby town of Presteign and the Radnor forest with it’s waterfalls and log stacks.
I flew to Bangkok for my first overseas trip with Bloggerati. A chance to meet other bloggers within the global agency and see the sites of Bangkok and the northern city of Chiang Mai. A hot, whirlwind trip and one that I shall share on the blog very soon.
The Big Cwtch and Cardiganshire
Following our day at the Big Cwtch festival we were treated to a visit to the Botanical Garden of Wales and lunch at Wrights Food Emporium (which I shall share soon). If you are visiting Cardiganshire you must / have to stop off to both of these venues, I urge you!
Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
Dan visited Hamburg for the Reepherbahn music festival. Discovered loads of new bands, his love for German beer and how he wishes we were more of a cycling nation. His review of the festival will be on the blog shortly!
We spent most evenings looking for secondary schools with Charlie. I can’t believe he will start his next chapter of childhood next year. Such a daunting task, looking at schools and choosing one for your child. But hopefully we have picked one he will do well in, at least he is happy with the school we have chosen. Fingers crossed come March we will have our first choice.
The constant cull, organise and develop areas in the home has taken on a new force. I’m looking at each room with new eyes, and finding that most things displease me. It may be just my hormones or the change in the season – but things I used to love are now top of my hate list! Does anyone else feel like that?
From around the web / my monthly sponsors…
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The British Blanket Co
As the name suggests these British made blankets come in a variety of hues, perfect for snuggling up in on the sofa or taking for an autumnal picnic in the woods. My favourite is this soft grey and herringbone stripe. But all are just beautiful.
Hot on the heels of their sell out first issue, the team behind 91 Magazine are busily creating Issue 2. Autumn/Winter is full of all things cosy taking inspiration from the Danes, beautiful creative house tours and more. I can’t wait to get my copy. Pre-order yours now, the first 250 orders will receive a delicious sample of earl grey creme loose leaf tea by Bluebird tea co.
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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.