Book review // House Plants by Isabelle Palmer…

It’s not a secret, and I am sure you are already aware that I am a plant lover! Huge fan, can’t get enough of those green leafy things.  But, when it come to taking care of my green babies, my success rate is still a bit hit and miss.  Some plants thrive in my home, others much to my frustration, die within days. In search of a good indoor plant growing guide, I discovered that Isabelle Palmer has written her third

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Book Review – Modern Pastoral by Niki Brantmark…

I adore a cabin.  Rustic, made from wood, filled with beautiful furniture and in touch with nature.  I long to own one, Dan and I constantly talk about and dream about the future and having a cabin space of our own. So when I was invited to review the Modern Pastoral book by Niki Brantmark I jumped at it.  It is filled with the most beautiful spaces that had me at hello.  If you don’t know of Niki she write the award

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Book Review // Creative Children’s Spaces by Ashlyn Gibson

Up until recently my two boys shared a room.  In fact we worked out that Rufus has never slept alone, going from co-sleeping with us, to sharing a room with Charlie.  So when we decided to split them up (letting them have some space and perhaps go to sleep earlier!), it came as such a shock to him. He felt ‘lonely’ needing constant reassurance that time in his new room alone was actually a good thing, now that he is

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Book Review: Selina Lake’s, Winter Living…

Winter – cold grey days spent huddled next to a radiator.  Wishing it was Spring.  Winter always sends me into a panic, those blues really do go on forever.  But surely it doesn’t have to be like this?  Surely, every season should be celebrated and loved for what it brings.  I am determined to keep my head up this coming Winter, and not to descend into doom and gloom come January.

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Book review – Furniture Hacks…

I am delighted to be closing the blog book tour for Cico Books, reviewing the brilliant book ‘Furniture Hacks’ by Hester Van Overbeek.  It is well documented on this blog, that our home is filled with furniture that I’ve painted, reused and re-purposed.  Dan has made shelves, peg rails and tables out of off cuts of wood.  With a little budget and a slice of imagination anything can be achieved. Hester has written a brilliant guide to ‘hacking’ everyday furniture to reflect

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The 5 o’clock apron…

A few weeks ago, I was invited to lunch by Claire Thomson, after ‘chatting’ a little on Instagram, we realised we had a friend in common, Cathy of Bristol Parenting Cafe blog. Claire, has cooked all her life in one form or another and now a mother of three, she is on a mission to ‘inspire and invigorate the concept of family cookery’.  Her recipe book ‘The 5 O’Clock Apron’ is set to do just that.  I must admit, I

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Urban Cyclist…

You may remember about a year ago, Dan wrote his first post on Littlegreenshed.  Well, I thought I’d let him have another go.  My husband the bike geek and model! ;)  Over to Dan… January 2015:  Sunrise in Castle Park, Bristol.  The paths are still icy with frost.  I’m riding an unfamiliar town bike, in unfamiliar shoes and clothes and I’m posing for an unfamiliar job.  I’m modelling bike kit for Urban Cyclist Magazine.  Yes, modelling…

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