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

Advent Wishes

Advent Wishes

The season of advent, filled with anticipation and seasonal preparations… Lists aplenty, excited children (and adults too in our family) and the warm evocative fragrances of spices.  

November calls us home

November calls us home

Cosy chairs covered in throws and cushions. The smell of fresh coffee and the nurturing presence of homemade cake. November calls us home, reminding us to make warm, happy havens with loved ones.