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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Winter – cold grey days spent huddled next to a radiator. Wishing it was Spring. Winter always sends me into a panic, those blues really do go on forever. But surely it doesn’t have to be like this? Surely, every season should be celebrated and loved for what it brings. I am determined to keep my head up this coming Winter, and not to descend into doom and gloom come January.