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Freelancing Life // Self care and protecting your best asset…

I have been working as full-time freelancer now for the past three years, it’s been a wholly rewarding experience, but not one without it’s fair share of ups and downs. We all know that as a freelancer the buck stops with you.  You will do everything in your power to make sure that your chosen career survives. Responding to emails late at night, working weekends, planning, photographing, social interaction. Anything to keep your business going. After several years, if not

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Seasonal Rituals // replenishing the herb garden…

Spring!  Time to get out in the garden and feel the earth between your fingers.  My plants are starting to stir, and buds are already opening.  Tulips and daffodils are reaching for the sunshine, and everything is so green. One thing I do need to do is replenish my herb garden.  I can never over-winter my herbs, I think my small back yard just doesn’t get enough sunlight during the winter to keep them alive.  So one of the first

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Looking back… 2016

This is me, Lou. I’m 45 years old, mother of two amazing boys, partner to one amazing guy. Blogger and photographer…. adventure seeker. My path before I arrived here was wild, messy, sometimes lonely, but always crazy. Turmoil of emotions, depression, living abroad, substance abuse, terrible boyfriends, terrible friends…. But I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason, that my unconventional path has led me to this point in life. To meet Dan, to write this

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Sisterhood – Winter Retreat November 2016

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Simple Living // A paired back Christmas…

White, gold, glass and greenery.  My colours this Christmas.  I don’t usually ‘theme’ my decorations, nor do I generally buy new, but this year I have made the decision of leaving most of our Christmas decorations in the box. Don’t get me wrong, I love the memories of Christmas past, baubles from far flung places, little salt dough decorations made by pudgy toddler hands, and more.  But this year, I have decided I need clarity, simplicity, light and brightness in the

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Work with me

Work with Lou | Littlegreenshed Thanks so much for your interest in working with Lou Archell / Littlegreenshed.  Lou has been writing Littlegreenshed since 2010, and over the past few years it has rapidly grown to be one of the UK’s ‘must read’ Lifestyle blogs. Whole Living at its best, beautifully curated and inspirational to all who visit Littlegreenshed; Lou Archell is a writer, photographer, editor and stylist with appeal and influence spanning multiple media platforms. Focusing on interiors, seasonal living, the outdoors

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Styling the seasons – September…

A few months back Katy emailed me about her exciting new project she is launching with Charlotte of Lotts & Lots.  It’s called Styling the Seasons, and as I have a huge love of all things natural and seasonal they thought I’d love to play too.  Well yes!  I would. Starting with September, Katy & Charlotte have challenged us to reflect the change of seasons and in our own homes. We can choose any surface in our home (shelf, dining

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Camp Bestival 2014 – Project Wild Thing…

This year, the Dingley Dell (the wooded area of the festival site at Camp Bestival) was taken over by Project Wild Thing and the National Trust.  Encouraging families to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. We couldn’t wait to see how they had transformed the woods, and were not disappointed.  We first entered the cooling canopy on a particularly sweltering afternoon, the woods giving us shelter and solace from the noise and the hot sun.

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