Monthly Archives: November 2012

Stocking Fillers for Kids

Following on from last week’s stocking filler post, here are some ideas for the little people in your life. As well as the obligatory clementine, sweets and pocket money toys, I always try to include a few items that will (hopefully) … Continue reading

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DIY Advent Calendar

Firstly, apologies for the slightly dark photos; a combination of being vaguely clueless and the camera having a mind of its own means they are not all they could be. *hangs head in shame* More importantly though, look at what … Continue reading

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Byron View Farm Cottage

Fancy a little armchair escapism? Then Byron View Farm Cottage in New South Wales, Australia might be just the ticket. As the name suggests, this secluded retreat offers stunning 360 degree views across Byron Bay thanks to its lofty position. Guests don’t even … Continue reading

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A little something (else) for the weekend…

Following on from my recent post about a simple idea for seasonal flowers, here’s a super-easy one for making your own gift tags or decorations, discovered via the very talented Sania Pell. It’s been doing the blog-rounds for a while now, but this is … Continue reading

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Stocking Fillers for the Creative Type

As much as I love Christmas, every year I have a sense of rising panic at the prospect of getting all I have to do done. The ‘head in sand’ approach not being a viable option now I’m (allegedly) a … Continue reading

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Papermash

I was excited to discover recently that the lovely online store, Papermash, now has it’s own blog too. Having been a fan of its predecessor Tea for Joy for a long time, I am intrigued to see what direction this new blog takes over time, … Continue reading

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Fairy Lights

Along with the seasonal flowers from last week, fairy lights are another decoration you could easily get away with now, that is if you ever took them down from last year. I’ll happily own up to being slightly obsessed with their twinkly … Continue reading

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A Year in the Vegetable Garden

Although the vegetable garden is, for the most part, looking quite empty at the moment, I have recently made a start on the planting for next year by sowing my garlic. Garlic was actually the first crop that I planted … Continue reading

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A little something for the weekend…

Whilst it’s a few weeks before we’ll be dusting off the baubles, this simple idea for displaying seasonal flowers is something worth trying right now, especially as narcissi and hyacinths are starting to appear in the shops. If the lace … Continue reading

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Shortlist #10 – Christmas Cards

Lists are going to feature heavily in my life for the next two months. I don’t think my sanity will remain intact otherwise, what with my children’s birthdays to contend with as well as Christmas (*takes deep breath*). A new … Continue reading

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