Christmas lights

It’s almost here. So close, it’s as if we could touch it. Christmas has come round once again. A whole year, a full circle. One year ago today, I hit publish on the very first post on this blog. I feel as if I have come a long way since then. This blog, this space of

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a homemade wreath

It was a rare pleasure to have the opportunity to create my wreath for this week’s Nature in the Home alongside Lou, and other lovely blogging friends (you can read about our afternoon here, if you haven’t already). Making a wreath was a very calming experience. So nice to just focus on the soft, damp, loam-scented moss,

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a bit of festive sparkle

In my younger days, I was all about the glitter. Sparkly eyeshadow, glittery nail varnish… I used to carry a Pritt Stick in my makeup bag for glueing little stars to my cheekbones and frequently rocked a short, shimmery silver dress over a pair of tight black flares. Later, when I was an infant teacher,

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rosehip jam

A bowl of frosted rosehips, taken from the freezer earlier this week. I froze them after picking last month, with the intention of making rosehip syrup. In the meantime, I came across a recipe for Rosehip Jam in Tessa Kiros’ marvellous cookbook, Apples for Jam. I am always happy to do a little jamming, so

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