Friday, 30 November 2012

I woke up shivering and cursing our central heating system yesterday morning. Since it always chooses the dead of winter to break down (affectionately known as the “red light of death syndrome”) I just assumed it decided to play it’s little mind games with us once again. But I was wrong, it was merrily working away but it was so cold that not even our heating system could make a dent in the frigid air. So it happened folks. Winter is here with a vengeance. And none of my winter clothes feel adequate anymore. I’m on the look-out for the perfect oversized winter coat that I can cocoon myself in.

Something like this maybe?


Nah, just kidding you! More like this…


Glamping essentials

Thursday, 29 November 2012

It is confirmed. I have finally lost my mind. In my quest for an outdoor adventure, I have badgered my long-suffering husband into taking me camping (well, glamping to be more precise)… in the middle of winter. I played the birthday card and there may have been some feet stamping involved, until he finally capitulated and booked a cute little shepard’s hut on Canopy and Stars. It’s got a little wood burning stove and a gorgeous slipper bath… eeeeeerm but it’s lacking in electricity and the toilet may or may not be outside. In any event, we are excited for the break, the road trip and for the consumption of numerous bottles of red wine (which will be packed first). Apart from the red wine, here’s some of my essentials…

glamping essentials copycable knit scarf; ear muffs; marshmallows; candles; backpack; wellies; throw; chocolates; the classics; basket; shirt; string lights;

Which one?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Kitchens are by far one of my favourite things to blog about. If there were more hours in the day and I had 8 arms instead of 2, I am sure that I would have a separate blog totally devoted to my love of all things kitchen. I guess my addiction stems from the fact that my kitchen never feels fully furnished, there is always something I want to add or change or move around. I’m always looking for the next best thing, latest gadget or the newest trends. At the moment, it’s colourful and vibrant kitchen islands that are catching my eye.

Only I just can’t seem to narrow them down…

Grey Islands1, 2, 3

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Yellow islands1, 2

Oh so quiet…

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

I wish I had more exciting photos to share this morning but my weekends have been very much a home affair as my husband finishes up the last of his impossible degree. We spend our spare moments pondering what we will do with our spare evenings and weekends (ironic huh) once he finally has his freedom – and believe me when I tell you the list is very very long. But I am not despairing because the end is in sight (we hope) and in the meantime, I will continue to try and ignore my growing cabin fever by taking comfort in food and bad television! 

DSC00156DSC07625IMG_6089DSC08508DSC08640DSC08675DSC08558i give my NY snow globe a shake every day; you are never too old for birthday candles; decking the halls; rice pudding soufflé; delicious bread; my favourite throw

Slice of Wiltshire…

Monday, 26 November 2012

Go and grab yourself a chair and make yourself comfortable because your Monday is just about to get an eyeful of pretty. And by pretty I mean soft neutral colours, painted wooden beams, gentle natural light and classic traditional furniture. Since I posted it, it’s obvious that I love it so I won’t bore you with any more adjectives, instead I’ll let the house do all the talking…


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The most comfortable addition to my life…

Friday, 23 November 2012

Have you ever walked into a shop and been drawn to an item like a seagull on a chip? Well I experienced that very thing on a recent cheeky lunchtime visit to Forever 21. Subject: fur-lined leather moccasins. Price: £16.50 Prognosis: immediate purchase. Common consensus amongst colleagues and husband: said mocs are actually slippers.

I don’t care, I’m still rocking them as shoes :)