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Seasonal Rituals | wrapping gifts…

Gifting season is upon us!  I’m busy curating my annual gift guides full of thoughtful gifts from our favourite makers and indie shops, plus a handful of cool tech gifts from larger brands.  But I thought I would start off this festive season with my a gift wrapping post. To me Christmas gift wrap doesn’t

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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

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Travel | A Nordic Feast at the Southbank…

Shortly after Lou returned from Sweden, we took a trip to the Southbank centre, and enjoyed a Nordic Feast.  The food was cooked on open fires, and prepared with authentic regional ingredients.  Scandinavian chefs were joined by London chefs who had been on a foreign exchange-style visit to learn new skills, and discover a new

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Simple Living // Last minute food shopping…

It was one of those days.  Dan and I had back to back client meetings in Gloucestershire.  We were busy and focused on what our client needed from us, and was looking forward to a quiet evening at home, when suddenly a text comes through from Rufus’ school.  The text was reminding us to send

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Seasonal Rituals // Christmas with Ikea…

Last summer I was invited to preview the IKEA winter decor range. It felt wonderfully weird to be viewing Christmas decorations in the middle of flaming June, but I couldn’t help to feel a little giddy with Christmas excitement at the sight of a sparkling tree. The space, in central London, was bedecked with candle

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