October 19, 2016

a natural autumn: some favourites


Clockwise from bottom left: @fredaandco, @lattes_and_layers, @thisisjules, @grainandfeather,   @alexaarnold@sarahmasonphotouk,,  @eduard.militaru, @everythinglooksrosie, @minafagerlund

One month ago, my friend Lou and I launched a new autumnal hashtag over on Instagram: #anatural_autumn. We wanted to celebrate the new season, with a particular focus on simple autumnal pursuits and pleasures: foraging and preserving; fruit-picking and baking; leaf-kicking and seed-gathering; misty mornings and cosy afternoons. We’ve been treated to all of this… and to so much more! The hashtag currently stands at over 2k images, and it’s an absolute dream.

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October 6, 2016

the year in books :: October 2016

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There’s something about the beginning of Autumn that means the prospect of curling up with a book becomes even more appealing than usual. I’m slowly making my way through Anna Karenina. I find that it’s one that needs my full concentration, so not great for a sleepy end-of-the-day read, which means it may take me a little while, but that’s no bad thing!

I’m extremely excited about my October choice, the rather zeitgeisty ‘The Book of Hygge‘ by Louisa Thomsen Brits. I’m a huge fan of Louisa’s gentle and nature-infused Instagram feed, and I’ve been fascinated for some time by the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ (hue-gah), which seems to have entered common parlance of late, and although I am drawn to it, I know very little about it, and am keen to discover more. Not only that, but this book is utterly beautiful and is illustrated with stunning photographs by Susan Bell. I feel quite sure that I have a treat in store.

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