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 […]

Advent 2016

I’ve always loved this time of year and used to especially enjoy it as a teacher. I loved the fact that there was time for more fun and creativity in the lead up to Christmas. I loved spending afternoons making decorations with the kids, then hanging them up after school so they’d get the ‘wow’ […]

Noticing beauty

It often amazes me (although it really shouldn’t by now) just how wise children can be. My friend told me about how she was playing a game with her seven year old daughter. G was sitting on a cushion on the floor and kept looking at the cushion cover in between turns. Now, my friend […]