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Books | Cook books I love…

I’m one of those people who loves a good cook book.  I love to read them, get excited about ingredients and imagine eating and sharing the dishes.  I never thought I was a ‘foodie’, not one to make sure I’ve got the fridge stocked with dishes I’ve made over the weekend nor am I the

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Travel | Lords of the Manor Hotel in the Cotswolds…

This weekend we visited the Cotswolds with an overnight stay at Lords of the Manor Hotel in the pretty village of Upper Slaughter.  A typically stunning Cotswold village, with honey coloured houses with roses around the front door, even a ford in the village.  I could imagine a film being set there, it is so picturesque.

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Interiors | Biophilic Design with Habitat [ad]…

Those of you who have been reading this blog for years, may very well remember my series called ‘Nature in the Home’.  It was all about creating a home which complimented inside and outside.  Bringing in items of nature such as branches, seeds, fir cones, flowers etc inside and using them within an interiors setting.

Little did I know back then, that there is an actual name for it – Biophilic Design.

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Recipe | Beetroot Hummus and dukkah…

I’m always on the hunt for something quick and easy for lunch. If I don’t stop and take time to make something delicious I either tend to eat just toast with butter or nothing at all living on a diet of coffee.  I know it’s a terrible habit, and I’m trying hard to break it. 

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Interiors | Green interiors…

The mood of home has changed since we painted one wall in the dining room a deep sage green.  It feels calmer, gentler, soft.  Painted on a complete whim, wanting a change from the dark grey ‘downpipe’ we have had for the past five year… I wanted a space that echoed our love of nature.

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Travel | Riad 42 Marrakesh…

It feels like a hundred years ago since I was in Marrakesh, when in fact it is only three.  Stepping off the plane, to be hit with that warm heat, then falling head long into the hustle and bustle of the souk.  Oh my, I fell in love.  I felt so alive! 

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Gardens | Kew Gardens with the boys…

I’ve wanted to visit Kew Gardens for a lifetime, god knows why it has taken me so long to get there.  Finally, last weekend we went, and thankfully Kew did not disappoint.  In the June sunshine, the garden shone, bursting with flowers, layers of planting and green for miles.  I swiftly fell in love, from

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Gardens | RHS Chatworth flower show with Wedgwood..

Last week I visited the RHS Chatsworth flower show in the Peak District.  The show is sponsored by Wedgwood, who kindly invited me along to discover their beautiful china and their award winning show garden. The day began early, with a press breakfast in their beautiful Wedgwood Tea Conservatory – a chance to sample some

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