Books | Garden Style by Selina Lake…

I can’t wait for Spring.  I’m dying to get out there and potter in my small courtyard.  At the moment I have pots with green tulip shoots popping up through the soil and unrecognisable shoots of plants that I’ve forgotten I’ve owned. What are they?  Time will tell once they fully emerge. Spring is the perfect time to get outside and start planning and playing with your outside space.  And if you are in need of some inspiration, then look

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Bookish // Books I’ve read and loved…

Over the past few years, evenings have been spent either reading to the kids or encouraging them to read to us.  The latter proving harder than we thought.  Charlie is dyslexic and I’ve written on here before about how hard it is for him to sit and read a novel to himself.  He’d much prefer to find out facts on the computer or flick through a Lego construction book. No matter how hard I try to encourage him to read,

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Book Review // Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Living

The Gardenista website is one of my favourite reads, ‘a sourcebook for cultivated living’, it has everything that a garden/plant obsessed person needs.   So when I was asked if I wanted to review a copy of their book ‘Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Living’ I leapt at the chance. Lou ArchellLou 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

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Book Review // House of Plants by Caro Langton & Rose Ray…

I am obsessed with plants.  Yeah you already knew that thought didn’t you – no shocking revelation there!  But, what you may not know is I’m not very good at keeping them.  I have every great intention of lovingly caring for my house plants, but life, time, and knowledge gets in the way.  8 times of 10, the pretty little plant dies within a couple of months. What I need is a book that shows me how to care for

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Book review // The creative home by Geraldine James…

This book had me hello. The title, the lead image, every thing.  The Creative Home by Geraldine James is for those of us who love a home with personality.  Full of quirky finds, exotic charm and simple living. Turning the pages I was hooked, pouring over every vignette, shelf and room. Lou ArchellLou 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

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Book review // House Plants by Isabelle Palmer…

It’s not a secret, and I am sure you are already aware that I am a plant lover! Huge fan, can’t get enough of those green leafy things.  But, when it come to taking care of my green babies, my success rate is still a bit hit and miss.  Some plants thrive in my home, others much to my frustration, die within days. In search of a good indoor plant growing guide, I discovered that Isabelle Palmer has written her third

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Book Review – Modern Pastoral by Niki Brantmark…

I adore a cabin.  Rustic, made from wood, filled with beautiful furniture and in touch with nature.  I long to own one, Dan and I constantly talk about and dream about the future and having a cabin space of our own. So when I was invited to review the Modern Pastoral book by Niki Brantmark I jumped at it.  It is filled with the most beautiful spaces that had me at hello.  If you don’t know of Niki she write the award

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Book Review // Creative Children’s Spaces by Ashlyn Gibson

Up until recently my two boys shared a room.  In fact we worked out that Rufus has never slept alone, going from co-sleeping with us, to sharing a room with Charlie.  So when we decided to split them up (letting them have some space and perhaps go to sleep earlier!), it came as such a shock to him. He felt ‘lonely’ needing constant reassurance that time in his new room alone was actually a good thing, now that he is

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