Looking back at 2017

2017 has been a much more settled, stable year than 2016  was. My job has continued to be pretty stress free, which has meant that I’ve had plenty of time to spend on all sorts of crafty activities! This year I have also discovered the wonderful crafting community on Instagram. It’s been great connecting with […]

Easter biscuit inspired baked oats

I don’t often bake because I’m trying (some days harder than others) to follow slimming world. If I bake, I eat most of what comes out of the oven in one sitting! Over Easter weekend I made cornflake nests with my friend’s kids (which doesn’t really count as baking, but definitely resulted in delicious treats). […]

Etsy Shop: Open!

Hi everyone, how are you all? Just wanted to stop by and let you know that my shop (that I’ve been procrastinating about carefully planning for ages) is finally open – hurrah! If you’d like to stop by, you can find it here. And when I figure out how, there will also be a permanent […]

Instagram giveaway!

Hi everyone, just wanted to pop by to let you know about a giveaway I’m having over on Instagram. I was terribly excited to reach 200 followers and decided to celebrate by offering the chance to win a cute little turtle in the colour of your choice! Find me on Instagram @goslingandplumb if you’d like […]

This week…

…I took a trip to London to see ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’. It’s the funniest thing I’ve watched in ages – you really should go and see it! My brother ended up on stage propping up scenery – that’s him on the left… …I worked on week two of the Moorland Blanket on the London underground, on […]

Discovering hygge

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga): cosiness of the soul – and so much more… I was given ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ for Christmas. I’d seen the cover a few times on Instagram posts/facebook, but hadn’t really paid much attention to what it was all about. But as I started reading it I realised that hygge is […]

Family heirloom

I absolutely love family history. I also love old furniture. So when my uncle emailed to ask if I’d like a roll top desk that used to belong to Great Aunty Gwen, I leapt at the chance without even knowing what it looked like or how big it was! Thankfully, it’s the perfect size for […]

First post

Hello and welcome to the world of Gosling and Plumb! I’m excited to be here – and even more excited that you’ve joined me in this little corner of the world! As I’m sure you can tell, this is a baby blog, only just getting off the ground. It’s not quite ready to fly yet, […]