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

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Travel // Nespresso at Cannes Festival…

There are many ‘stand-out’ moments in my blogging career, but nothing tops Cannes.  What a place, utterly magical, bonkers and beautiful in equal measures.  I was lucky to be invited by Nespresso to the Cannes Film Festival, to walk the red carpet and experience the glitz and glamour of this famous event. 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

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Travel // Bali, Indonesia my first taste of exotic climes…

September 1996, I tearily walked through airport security at Heathrow airport, waving goodbye to my family.  It was the start of a travelling adventure, a year backpacking around the world.  A flight off into the unknown, to countries I had only read about in my guide books. First stop, on my around the world adventure was Bali, one of the biggest of the Indonesian archipelago.  Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle &

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Advertise on Littlegreenshed this season…

Only two months til Christmas eeek!  Where has the time gone? I have a few spots available on my sidebar for the coming months, if you would like to take them?  Perfectly positioned for maximum exposure of your shop, blog or brand. Littlegreenshed has a loyal following of mainly women who love to read about a simpler way of life, living seasonally, with a great sense of style, loving current trends and always up for an adventure or two. Lou

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Review // Exploring The Lakes in an Audi Q7…

Last weekend, we took a trip to The Lake District, a place where I have visited as a child.  For the rest of my family the Lakes and it’s mountains were a new and fabulous experience. Its a wonderful thing when you experience something new.  Something that feels so natural and intuitive that you wonder how on Earth you’ve ever lived without it.  I am of course talking about the Lakes, but also, mainly, enthusing about the Audi Q7, our ride for the

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A Considered Home // Choosing a sofa that fits your family…

OK confession time.  I have NEVER bought a sofa.  Nope! Not one.  Say what? Do we sit on the floor? No. Over the years sofa’s have come and gone from our home.  Chintz patterned hand-me-downs from my parents, which I tried to cover with a throw.  A freecycled freebie (our current sofa) , which Dan squeezed into our car, and then squeezed it into our tiny lounge room. That’s it!  Two sofa’s, both free – both make do.  The first,

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Travel // Spice up your business agenda in Thailand…

Twenty years ago I travelled to South East Asia, then a back packer doing the usual route to Australia and back, stopping off at the typical destinations for sun and beaches. So when I was asked to return to Bangkok by Business Events Thailand, I couldn’t wait to see how the City had changed. As an event organiser I know that that it is important to keep attendees happy, So when TCEB (Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau) invited me to

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Simple Living // The Autumn Fair 2016…

Following on from my previous post about embracing Autumn, I must admit that one of the great joys about the cooler weather is to get out those blankets and make a cosy home. The Danish word Hygge is banded around A LOT at this time of year, and without wanting to jump on the blanket snuggled Hygge bandwagon along with every other blogger! I do think it is important to prepare the home for the winter months.  Those Danes do

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