Gardening in August


Fingers crossed August will be warm and sunny with rain to keep the plants dry… but whatever the weather there are plenty of things to keep you busy while you are gardening in August. Read more

Ethical Fashion | Autumn Edit


A bit early, we know, and hopefully August and September will be warm and sunny enough to keep wearing our Summer wardrobe. But just incase, here are a few of our favourite ethical autumn pieces for 2019.  Read more

Book Corner | The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware


Book Corner | The Turn of the Key 

Publish date:  8th August 2019

This month’s book review in Book Corner is The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. A gripping thriller filled with suspense and twists. Told from the point of view of a nanny who is in prison for a child’s murder she swears she didn’t commit.  Read more

Ideas For Children | Summer Holidays

VW Camper Van - Solar Powered Light

VW Camper Van – Solar Powered Light

Summer holidays are here! Which is wonderful, but it can mean needing to entertain little ones who are used to spending days at school and with friends. In-between visits with friends, trips out and holidays, there also needs to be chill days at home. So we have come up with a few ideas on how to keep children entertained at home (especially when it is too hot or rainy to go out).

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Garden Time | Gardening in July

Gardening in July

July is a beautiful time of the year. It is the time when the garden is blooming and you get to see out of the plants and flowers you spent all spring tending.  Read more

Holidays in Europe

Everyone likes to holiday in a different way, and if you are like us you like to holiday in different ways each time. So we have a few ideas of how to holiday in Europe, from historical holidays to Villas in the sun.  Read more

Book Corner | What Red Was by Rosie Price



Book Corner | What Red Was by Rosie Price

Published: 9th May 2019 

A stunning debut novel by Rosie Price. Written with a confidence you don’t expect from a first release. I am already waiting for Rosie’s next novel. What Red Was is an elegantly written book, which sympathetically examines friendship, family, mental health and the effects of assault; through the lives of Kate, her best friend Max, and his family.  Read more

Free-d | Jewellery Matters


Free-d | Jewellery Matters

You know when you find a brand that you are instantly drawn to. Free-d was one of these brands for me. It is not just the stunning jewellery. And the jewellery IS stunning. It is also the story behind it. It is the people behind it.  Read more

Book Corner | Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

Book Corner | Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

Published: Penguin Random House – 16/05/19

Lowborn: Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain’s Poorest Towns is a forthright portrayal of what it was like growing up in the poorest regions of the UK in the 1980s and 90s. And what it is like going back and investigating your own past. A memoir by the author Kerry Hudson.   Read more

Swifts in the Loft

This week is Swift Awareness Week (June 22nd – 30th). I love Swifts and am lucky enough to have some nesting in the loft. Also known as Devil Birds, for their screaming. For me the call of the Swift is one of the sounds of the summer. Arriving from Africa through out May and June, these birds fill the skies with their acrobatic flight and haunting cries. 

But there are too few Swifts in the sky. Their numbers have fallen significantly since the seventies and Swifts are now on the amber list. Swifts have declined by over 50% in recent years.  Read more