Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter Baking

I first made this Apple & Ginger Simnel Cake a couple of years ago for friends and it went down really well, which was all the excuse I needed to make it again, this time to share with my family. … Continue reading

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Bee Friendly Flowers

This weather has just got to stop. I normally have quite a high tolerance for the cold and grey as I like the excuse to make the house all cosy. However, even I am starting to feel a little despondent … Continue reading

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Paper Garlands

I’ve recently been given my Nanna’s old sewing machine as she no longer has much use for it. As you can see, it has a certain vintage charm, but given I’m a complete novice it’s perfect as there are no … Continue reading

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Hop & Peck

I had wanted to do a feature on Easter-themed homewares today, but was feeling a little dispirited by the abundance of yellow chicks everywhere. Imagine, therefore, my delight upon discovering Hop & Peck on my online travels. Founded by two … Continue reading

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Coming Around to Dahlias

When we were first planning our cut flower beds in late 2011, I recoiled in horror at the suggestion that I might want to grow dahlias. For me, they smacked of competitive growers and gaudy planting schemes, and I just … Continue reading

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A Year On…

So I’ve been blogging for a year now; this feels like quite a feat when I think about it as when I started I wasn’t sure if I’d have much to say, or if anyone would be interested. But it … Continue reading

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Sowing Sweet Peas

This may seem like a strange thing to be doing when the temperatures have just plummeted below zero again and it’s snowing, but rest assured, March is still a good time to be planting sweet peas under cover. It’s also … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Cupboard’s New Home!

Why hello! I am very excited to be unveiling The Cupboard’s new look and new home today and am thrilled that you have joined me over here from Tumblr. Going down the self-hosted route has been quite a learning curve … Continue reading

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Paperwork (Part II)

Just over a month ago I wrote about my hunt for a new storage solution for our files so as to get them out of sight in our study/hallway. Inspired by this picture, I decided a bench with baskets underneath would suit the room … Continue reading

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Planting an Orchard

One of my abiding memories from the day we moved to our house was exploring the garden properly for the first time. It was a gloriously warm spring day and the apple and pear trees that cluster together half way … Continue reading

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