the year in books :: January 2016

A new year, a new start and a new pledge to read (at least) a book a month in 2016. I hope that you’ll join me once again for a bookish year! I’m diving right in to my reading for the year with Seven Brief Lessons in Physics by Carlo Rovelli, a Christmas present from

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the Moth magazine :: a giveaway

If you are a regular reader, you may remember that the Moth magazine has appeared on the table before. I was sent a copy of this gorgeous arts & literature magazine a few months back, and enjoyed perusing its pages over a quiet cup of tea. Author David Mitchell rightly describes it as “a beautiful creature.” The

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the 5 O’Clock Apron : meeting the new Nigella

{Top image by Mike Lusmore, all others mine.} I love my kitchen. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, this will come as no surprise to you! The kitchen table is the heart of our home and I am never happier than when I am pottering about and baking a cake. I do love

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The Good Life Experience :: festival tickets giveaway

{all photographs c/o The Good Life Experience} One of the highlights of last year for our family was a trip to The Good Life Experience festival. The brainchild of Cerys Matthews and the Gladstone family, who describe it as ‘a festival to feed the soul’, The Good Life Experience delivers exactly what its name promises. It’s a weekend

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