Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sunshine, a Pub Lunch & a Campfire

The long weekend passed by in its customary blur but the sunshine completely made it and meant we spent much of it outside. After pottering in the garden on Saturday, we ventured out on Sunday to celebrate my Mum’s birthday; … Continue reading

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Flowers from the Garden

My parents are joining us for the weekend and I’ve put this little posy of flowers from the garden in the guest bedroom for them to enjoy. It looks really pretty, even if I do say so myself. There isn’t … Continue reading

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West Green House

I’ve had West Green House on my list of places to visit for a little while now and finally got to tick it off at the weekend. Situated on the edge of the village of Hartley Wintney in Hampshire, the … Continue reading

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A Garden Design

We’ve been all about the garden here recently; mulching hedges and beds, planting trees, sowing seeds and making plans for our next project. Deer are becoming more frequent visitors to the garden; in fact I shooed one away early yesterday … Continue reading

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A Bluebell Walk

We seemed to spend last weekend dodging rain showers, but given the brief sunny interlude on Sunday morning it seemed churlish not to get out of the house and go for a walk. We took a route that I’d discovered … Continue reading

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A Little Announcement…

Forgive me the trumpet-blowing, but I am very excited to have joined the This is Your Kingdom team and to have my first article up on their website; it’s about a gorgeous little café and deli near to where I live called The … Continue reading

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Everything seems to be getting into its stride out in the garden at the moment; delicate blossom, perky daffodils, swathes of bluebells, and now the tulips. The colours are rich and jewel-bright (apt given they are from Sarah Raven’s Venetian … Continue reading

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Hibou Home

Ah, children’s rooms! A decorating minefield thanks to the need to strike a balance between reflecting your child’s personality and firing their imagination, whilst also staying true to your own design sensibilities. If you’re treading that fine line yourself then … Continue reading

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The Resident Bats

This was the cutest image I could find of a brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus); aren’t those ears hilarious? Admittedly they’re not the most beguiling of creatures, but I wanted to show you what we would appear to have roosting … Continue reading

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