Today heralds the Spring Equinox, surely the start of actual Spring and a point where day will slip slowly by the hour toward Summer. Days are lengthening and light is returning once more. It’s all happening this week, the Equinox, and the Clocks going back…. lighter evenings at last! What will be do with that extra hour? Well here are some suggestions to ease you into Spring… Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK
This month I am drawn to soft muted tones of beige, browns and tan. With stems of pampas grass, gold statement earrings, brown legs and earthy ceramics. Looking at these images I think I am desperate for warmer weather, to walk barefoot on cool concrete floors. Hear bird song, and smell fresh grass. 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
So what happens when Jeep invite you to Brighton for a day out in the woods? My 11 year old son thought I’d be scrambling up and down muddy valleys, like some sort of off road rally. I would have been up for a rally, but instead we climbed in to a Jeep Compass and headed for the woods with Hunter Gather Cook, who hosted us for a day of foraging, fire making and cooking. What could be better? Dan
What a gloriously sunny weekend. November has really gotten off to a fabulous start with it’s crisp sunny days and cold nights. I love it! Yesterday we decided to have ‘cook out’ and headed to a bay outside of Clevedon, on the river Severn. While the boys busied themselves climbing the rocks and discovering caves, Dan and I made camp and built the fire. We both love cooking outside in the colder months, there is something so primal about it.
Temple Cycles has recently opened a new shop in a shipping container near the dockside in Bristol. Their neighbours include a Yoga studio, an Ice Cream specialist, a Cheese deli and a Barbers. At Wapping Wharf there is an energy about the place that inspires you to take your time and enjoy the space. Recently re-energised, the area spent most of the last 50 years as a gravel car park and not a place you would want to spend any
Sometimes the smell of Autumn just takes hold of me, and there is a real need in me to go to the woods. I love to forage for wild mushrooms, except I really wish I knew what I was doing, mushroom identification is a dark art, that’s for sure. My style of foraging is that I gather plenty, come home to identify them, get scared and end up throwing them on the compost heap! I should take a foraging course,
Tomorrow officially marks the Autumn Equinox, the first day of Autumn, hurrah! I adore autumn, the light, the colours, the misty mornings. I find in Summer I can’t think, I become anxious that I should be ‘out there’ soaking up the sun… when in reality summer is more about working around the school holidays and then child minding. But hey….. that’s another story. Autumn, for me, is all about planning, writing down intentions, preparing the home and yourself for winter.
Another from my ‘Scenes from Sunday’ series, where I hope to share our Sunday adventures every week. This Sunday we drove an hour south from Bristol to Somerset and the Quantock hills, hoping to see purple heather, wild ponies and far reaching views. What I wasn’t expecting was a huge connection to nature…. 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