Scenes from Sunday // a beach cook out…

What a gloriously sunny weekend.  November has really gotten off to a fabulous start with it’s crisp sunny days and cold nights. I love it!  Yesterday we decided to have ‘cook out’ and headed to a bay outside of Clevedon, on the river Severn. While the boys busied themselves climbing the rocks and discovering caves,

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Simple Living // Decorating for autumn…

In autumn more than any other season, I tend to fill our home with nature finds.  Walks in the woods will see us filling our pockets with acorns and conkers. A fallen stick covered in lichen or a pretty rust coloured leaf will find it’s way in to the home.  Gathering them on our dining room

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Seasonal rituals // making a fire…

This weekend we lit our first fire of the season.  I love the ritual of making a fire, scrunching of the paper (or making twists), stacking the kindling on top in a tipi shape, then lighting the paper from below, watching the flame roar upwards. We have a log burner in our lounge,  A little

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Seasonal Rituals // A Natural Autumn few favourites…

It’s been a month since Laura and I launched our new autumnal hashtag – #anatural_autumn. We have seen mid September and beautiful blue skies give way to misty mornings, and the first frosts.  Oh Autumn, you are the darling of the seasons! The hashtag, over on Instagram, has changed and developed as we have moved

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Seasonal Recipe // Squash and brown rice risotto…

Autumn, harvest time.  Also time for comfort food, large bowls of steaming soup and wholesome bread.  One of my favourite things about this time of year are the squashes, orange, yellow and gnarly green globes – they shine out at me in the greengrocers, begging to be made into a hearty dish or two. One

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