Seasonal rituals // Summer manifesto 2017…

It’s that time of year again…. so it’s time for the LGS summer manifesto.  A little wish list of things we want to do / achieve over the coming six weeks.  These could be large day trips like to Legoland and to the seaside, plus camping and holidays.  Down to smaller everyday simple pleasures, like eating a juicy flat peach… oh my word they are my favourite. So here in detail are some of the things we are up to:

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Seasonal Rituals // Iced coffee on a sunny day with Nespresso…

Sunny weekends in the garden deserve good iced coffee.  These past few days I’ve been enjoying the latest ‘limited edition’ capsules from Nespresso, sipping this cool intense yet refreshing drinks whilst smelling my roses and reading a book. Bliss!  Shame the kids are on holiday now – as those relaxed days in the garden are going to be few and far between now… hey ho :)

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Simple Living // Workshop tour at Temple Cycles, Bristol…

If you are following me on Instagram, you would have seen me visit the Temple Cycles workshop in Bristol yesterday, to get a rack fitted to my Temple bike. I’ve wanted a rack for a while, so I could carry shopping and most importantly picnics on our summer adventures.  So it was time, to get that sorted. Whilst I was there I took some images to share Temple Cycles with you – let me show you around their workshop and

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Travel // Five best staycations, LGS tried and tested…

Over the past few years we have been fortunate to holiday in some incredible places in the UK.  Treehouses, log cabins, pretty Welsh cottages and shepherds huts.  If you haven’t booked your summer getaway yet (we certainly haven’t), then take a look at these beautiful few places. These ‘staycation’ holidays have been some of our favourite places to stay, as each and every one is unique and has been lovingly looked after and built by their owners… come check them

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Simple Style // Summer style and wearing your wardrobe…

What is your summer style?  I wish I could say I wear breezy linen and a sun kissed face, but in reality my ‘go to’ uniform is black skinny jeans and a shirt of some description.  I love the idea of a ‘uniform’ something to throw on in the morning, it feels right, comfortable and capable for the day’s tasks.   Perfectly nice, but every day?  No that is BORING. This summer I am trying to wear my wardrobe, not

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Travel // The Sign of the Angel, Lacock..

Yesterday was my birthday, I was woken by three smiling faces, two hand made birthday cards, a bunch of pink peonies and a cup of tea in bed.  Bliss.  This is how birthdays look like when you are mama, well if you are lucky anyway.  No more waking with a hangover from too many tequila shots or a wild weekend away somewhere.  No, this is 46, happy, with two boys and one brilliant guy. I’m not good at birthdays to

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Sisterhood // Summer retreat 2017 Part 1…

Last weekend was the fourth Sisterhood retreat.  Fourth!  I am always blown away that this is happening, that I organise, run and host retreats for women. Badass, awesome, creative women, who travel half way round the world to come. Yes, they did, and I am in awe. Our retreat was set on solstice weekend, the height of mid summer, with hedgerows full of leafy ferns and the kitchen garden bursting with produce. A sumptuous, voluptuous time of year, with a

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