A tale of two turtles

Friendship continued to blossom and grow between Timmy and Tamara. They saw each other every day and spent time chatting about everything under the sun. They discussed the best way to keep their shells clean, their favourite foods, world events (they were both less than pleased with the choice of the new president, and were […]

When Timmy met Tamara

Timmy often feels a bit gloomy. He’s not really miserable or grumpy, but he’s never exactly cheerful. This morning he was feeling particularly gloomy. He went for a walk to see if a visit to his favourite plant would cheer him up. He wasn’t really looking where he was going, so it took him a while […]

Timmy the Turtle

Four years ago I met this little guy. He was a little shy to begin with, but soon came out to say hello. He was fascinated by the plant, from the roots… …to the flowers. He thought the leaves were very tasty. Isn’t he a cutie? His name is Timmy and this is the very […]

Moorland Blanket CAL: Getting started

Ever since I decided to re-learn to crochet (Granny taught me when I was little, but I hadn’t done any for years and had to re-learn as an adult) I’ve been a huge fan of Lucy and her Attic24 blog. It’s always just bright and colourful, full of gorgeous inspiration and amazing patterns. So I was […]

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 […]

WiP Wed: 4th Jan 2017

Hello and welcome to WiP Wed! [That’s ‘Work in Progress Wednesday :)] Here’s what I’m working on at the moment… This is a runner for the top of my roll top desk. I’ve already started to use it as a landing place, and it’s a useful space to move things to when I’m running out […]

Cinnamon topped banana bread

This morning I noticed that I had some bananas turning black in my fruit bowl. I really don’t like eating overripe bananas, so the only option was to bake banana bread! I’ve not made any for years, so had to go searching for a recipe. Thank goodness for Pinterest! I came across this recipe for […]

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 […]

Mini Christmas wreath

For the last few years my friend Ness and I have hosted a Christmas craft evening. It’s always a fun get together with festive music, delicious food and great conversation. However, it’s getting harder to think of crafts that we haven’t done before! Thank goodness for Pinterest! I came across this idea here and made my own […]