Warmer weather means ice cream experiments….

Warmer weather means ice cream experiments….

Thank goodness for spring sunshine… it lifts the soul like nothing else, makes daily walks so much more enjoyable and nudges me towards thinking of summer recipes. What could be more yummy then, postwalk, on a recent bright Sunday afternoon than experimenting with some new ice cream recipes? There is something so utterly joyous about … Continue reading

The Return of a Classic…

The Return of a Classic…

It’s no secret I love to bake… and cook.. old fashioned without a doubt, but hugely enjoyable and the food recipients seem to savour the results! It is equally then, no surprise, that some of my favourite products in our range are kitchen and tableware pieces,that combine fabulous functionality with aesthetically pleasing design, perfectly epitomised … Continue reading

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

April already and an exciting fast paced month it’s proving to be…  and the chocolate eggs haven’t even arrived yet! We are delighted to have our beautiful Eliza Mirror, £150, featured in the latest edition of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. The Eliza is a large, eyecatching design that makes a quirky statement in any home. In … Continue reading

Easter is just around the corner and this very pretty window showcases some of our newest Spring stock.   Happy almost April 

Busy Times and Yummy Meals

Busy Times and Yummy Meals

Life becomes ever busier as the days lengthen, yet it is busier in all the right ways. Weekends filled with friends and fun, and although some rather unseasonal hail put pay to the first coffee of the year outdoors in warm sunshine, its a time of year we love. Impromptu entertaining seems to have been … Continue reading

March thoughts

March thoughts

A new month and a sixth of the way through 2017 already…   The perfect prose for a bright day in South Derbyshire Happy March Kirsten x

A treat after an early start

A treat after an early start

The perfect start to a wintry Sunday, a sunrise walk in the Derbyshire Dales. Huge open spaces with skies holding the promise of the day to come, barely a soul around but plenty to enjoy in the peace. Homeward bound with a quiet drive through beautiful sleepy market towns, before baking and cooking the afternoon … Continue reading

To hygge or not?

To hygge or not?

Short days and long dark evenings continue and although the first signs of the daylight lengthening can be spotted,  for now the answer to living well in January seems to be hunkering down and turning the focus to hygge. Funky and on-trend it may well be, yet the principles of this Scandinavian lifestyle remaining firmly … Continue reading

2017…  We welcome you

2017… We welcome you

Happy New Year… May it be filled to the brim with exciting moments and perfect dreams May you meet people who challenge, inspire and laugh with you May your trips be mind altering and life enhancing May your loved ones be happy and joyful May your home be nurturing and fun filled May you this … Continue reading