The Perfect Time…

The Perfect Time…

These gorgeous new timepieces from iconic British clock designers Newgate are stunning… my favourite? The Pimlico Petrol Blue would look amazing in my kitchen!     Advertisements

January… a month of contrasts

January… a month of contrasts

Crispy snow and wild winds New resolutions and the return to familiar routines Cleansing tasks and the reacquaintance of much loved friends Looking ahead and planning whilst enjoying each day as it arrives. Fresh, hopeful, peaceful… Happy January    

Quietly musing on 2017…

Quietly musing on 2017…

In a quiet moment on a frosty morning, the dawning realisation that truly, it is the end of 2017. A year filled with unexpected moments, the warmth of friends new and old, surprising revelations, and an abundance of kindness from the most unexpected sources. Some years it would appear are simply “being” years, not building … Continue reading

In a chaos of fairy lights…

In a chaos of fairy lights…

The festive season arrives! Chaos no exaggeration… fairy lights baffle me to be honest. Each year, in January, I put them away in neat packages, each November they emerge from what appear to the same boxes, yet during the intervening period they have been rendered unrecognisable. Patiently I untwist them from their contorted mess and, … Continue reading

Winter Warming

Winter Warming

The first frost arrived this morning accompanied by the most stunning dawn, truly it is a blessing to live in this beautiful county. Two cold, mud covered children collected from school rugby pitches, and Christmas stock mayhem necessitates the preparation of comfort food in it’s simplest form. Named by my youngest son, this is unashamedly, … Continue reading

Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons

Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons

Quirky, unique, eclectic, unusual, a tiny bit or maybe entirely bonkers… we love those boundary pushers and brave souls that stand out from the crowd and be simply and perfectly themselves. In an increasingly generic world where the aspirational desire of many is the perfectly posed selfie, rather than a life filled with amazing experiences, … Continue reading

The scent of Autumn fires…

The scent of Autumn fires…

Autumn is truly the season of scents… Deliciously fragrant coffee, damp leafy dog walks, warmer spices appearing in culinary masterpieces, the first open fire… smoky chimneys are, of course, optional. Fragrance is instantly evocative; scents paint pictures in our minds and stir long forgotten memories so strongly that time seems to fall away. October has … Continue reading