Seasonal Rituals | Foraging for greenery…

I know I bang on about Seasonal Rituals a lot here on Littlegreenshed.  My rituals are important to me. But when I say rituals I don’t necessary mean a voodoo witchcraft ritual, instead more about the little routines that are done year after, forming markers in the yearly calendar.  Something to look forward to, to enjoy at a relaxed paced.

One of these rituals is gathering greenery for the house.  I love to have ivy and fir decorating the mantle and strewn over bookshelves and mirrors.  But what shall we look out for during our walk, and how to take from the wild responsibly?

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Recipe | festive boozy mince meat…

I love making my own mincemeat, the smell is wonderful!  It’s really really simple, and makes about five jars, which is ample if your family has a slight mince pie addiction like mine.  If you pot the mixture up in pretty jam jars, they make great edible gifts too. I have searched for a recipe

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Interiors | Essential bedding guide for a night of self-care…

Possibly the best thing to do, for me, is getting into fresh clean sheets and having an early night.  I become giddy at the thought of slipping into bed, it’s my everything.  My routine is usually the same; make-up off, the micro-needling or vitamin c serum, facial oil, then meditation app, pillow spray and sleep.  Every night.  But let’s rewind, and look at the importance of the bed, and bedding.

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Magazine review | Bloom Magazine…

Bloom is a magazine for gardeners, plant admirers, nature lovers, curious explorers and outdoor adventurers. It is beautiful and useful; it looks lovely and it works hard; it makes you muse on the handsomeness of nature and it inspires you to get out there and be a part of it.

Bloom promises practical gardening projects, an exploration of the natural world and a celebration of the beauty of all green spaces, whether they’re in the countryside or the middle of the city, on your windowsill or in an allotment, highly groomed or utterly wild.

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Style | Festive skirts edit…

This festive season for me is all about the festive skirt.  A bit of bling (preferably with an elasticated waist) worn with a comfy jumper or sweatshirt on top.  I want to feel festive, sparkly and comfy all at the same time.  Is that possible?  I think so.

Enter the festive skirt….. tulle, sequin, lace, net, velvet – all. Add a cashmere jumper or a plain sweatshirt, a pair of tights, and some ankle boots or dare I say it ……. slippers and we are good to go.

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Food | Lunch at Hotel du Vin, Avon Gorge…

The Avon Gorge hotel in Clifton Village, is one of Bristol’s loved institutions, with it’s large terrace overlooking the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, it’s a mecca for those who love to spend a lunch time taking in the views. I’ve been going there since I could drink, remembering vividly drinking bottles of beer with friends

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