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Nature in the Home – a weekly pick…

Hi there! This weeks favourite image belongs to c_colli.  Christina always produces stunning imagery on her instagram account, each week I am wowed by here flare and creativity.  She is a still life stylist and photography, so she should be good at it, shouldn’t she? :)

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Seasonal Rituals | Advent calendar…

This year time has slipped away from me :( and I haven’t been able to make the boys an Advent Calendar.  But I’m not going to sweat it, my boys have lots of great things lined up in the next month, so not having a ‘handmade’ advent calendar isn’t going to be a disaster. In fact, letting that pressure off myself has made me feel so much better.  Honestly, as a woman and a mother we have enough bloody guilt

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Simple health // The perimenopause and me…

I’ve thought about writing this post for the past couple of months now, wondering if you wanted to know about my personal struggle with my hormones. I know many of my readers are nowhere near this point in their lives, but many of you are, so I hope to help with this post. Here goes. The Menopause, for some reason, is still an unspoken word. A ‘thing’ that women go through hidden struggling in silence. Although I am still a

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Seasonal Rituals // Autumn Equinox…

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.

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Seasonal Rituals // Summer circus adventures with Giffords Circus…

Ever dreamt of running away with the circus? Have a yearning for acrobatics and clowning around?  Well, why not try an afternoon at Giffords Circus, before you commit to a life on the road? Last Friday, we visited the travelling circus, as it stopped in Marlborough.  The tent was filled to capacity with a mix of children, parents and grandparents.  It was immediately obvious to me that some parents had finished work early, and were joining the rest of the family at the

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Seasonal Rituals // How to transition your home into Autumn…

These past few days I’ve felt autumn in the air… the scent of the earth, the liquid hazy light, the colour of the hydrangea in the garden…. it’s coming, the golden hush. I love Autumn.  It’s mellow musty smell, the abundance of harvests, orange pumpkins, kids scurrying for fallen conkers. The colour of the hedgerows, slowly, slowly turning through all the shades of rust until they fall, lying there waiting to be kicked and thrown by laughing kids. But before

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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.

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Simple living // Restoration by Sainsburys…

The very word ‘Restoration’ brings to mind two things. 1. doing up wrecked buildings and transforming them into beautiful homes (very George Clarke) 2. Restoring oneself to a place of calm. Although my home, probably could do with a team of cleaners, it doesn’t need a restoration to save this old house.  But I, on the other hand, could do with some looking after – a definite restoration project here. I believe that a shift in habits and mixing up

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