Monthly Archives: January 2013

Paperwork

I am seriously coveting this bench as an answer to my paperwork storage conundrum. Our files are currently arranged (albeit tidily) on the floor of the study for want of somewhere to put them. In itself this isn’t really a … Continue reading

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Vintage Tins & Moulds

Despite the upheaval and prospect of a long and costly renovation project, moving house had undoubtedly been a brilliant step for us. As well as making exciting plans for the house and garden, we have the countryside on our doorstep, … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash & Red Pepper Curry

I was in need of something warming to eat last night. Not blow-your-head-off hot, just something lightly spiced and restorative to ward off the cold. The solution came in the form of an adaptation of a favourite Diana Henry recipe … Continue reading

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Dartmoor in the snow

After the craziness that was Christmas, my husband and I had our sights firmly set on our planned trip to Dartmoor last weekend as it promised peace, quiet, log fires and a pub within view of the cottage we were … Continue reading

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Frosty Garden

It is freezing here this morning, -3C when I took the kids to school. It’s sunny though and beautifully sparkly, so I’ve been out in the garden to capture some of the frosted highlights to share with you: Top Row … Continue reading

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A Weekend Walk

We braved the cold and sleet on Saturday lunchtime in a bid to earn an afternoon lazing on the sofa in front of the TV and fire. Fortified by bacon and fried egg sandwiches (diet?, what diet?) we decided to … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

Healthy eating resolutions are all well and good, but if ever a little bit of what you fancy was to do you good then it would be in the dark, grey days of January. I was given a panettone at … Continue reading

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Before & After: A Girl’s Room

‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos of properties, both inside and out are always hugely inspiring; whether you’re embarking on a renovation project or even house-hunting, don’t let an ugly ducking put you off as it’s incredible what a little paint, good … Continue reading

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A New Leaf (and a small request)

So the decorations have been boxed up for another year and the tree is now shredded and on the compost heap. I don’t know about you but the festivities seem to have gone by in a flash for us; much … Continue reading

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