By Request…

By Request…

It’s no secret I love to bake, love to cook and entertain friends and family. I have never understood those people who keep yummy recipes to themselves… surely it is the greatest compliment, when someone wants to share nurturing in food form a little further? So here it is, my latest bake… the recipe requested … Continue reading

May Adventures

May Adventures

A period of gorgeous weather… waking to sunshine… smiles guaranteed. Time to have adventures, get outside, see the wider world. England is so beautiful. I hope you are enjoying the abundance of sunbeams as much as I am Kirsten x

Fresh Tastes and Simple Pleasures

Fresh Tastes and Simple Pleasures

So… the weather held for Bank Holiday weekend and what a weekend that made it. Simple pleasures of breakfast in the sunny courtyard, Sunday papers by a village cricket pitch and early morning mist by the lake that brought forth the promise of another gorgeously bright, warm day. We climbed trees, saw bluebells, laughed with … Continue reading

Baking on a bright bright sunshiny day

Baking on a bright bright sunshiny day

It’s no secret I love to cook and bake… its almost a religion for me and whilst the creations may not look as beautifully perfect as those in magazines and cookbooks, (127 to date and counting) they are always filled with care and love. An easy rustic recipe today for such a bright sunshiny day; … Continue reading

Organic Beauty Magic…

Organic Beauty Magic…

It is always such a delight to showcase new British brands in our little shop. Perfect as presents, a brand new range of indulgent yet naturally fragranced beauty products from on-trend brand MOA, arrive instore next week. Initially created to fulfill the need for gorgeous yet natural skin and beauty products, the range is organic … Continue reading

Our fine county…

Our fine county…

I’ve been working on sourcing and developing several new products and am truly delighted with this quirky bespoke design from a lovely new supplier. UK designed, UK produced and available as a unframed A3 print and greetings card. Other counties also available but Derbyshire is the place we are proud to call home and therefore … Continue reading

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day

  A cold crispy morning with just a dusting of snow and bright low winter sunlight… one of my favourite types of day. Walking and musing, I see a lovely and seasonal reminder to look, to dream with eyes wide open,  to be present Happy Valentine’s Day x