Pink tulips

Colour cravings…

So, I’m not sure what’s causing it, but I’ve got a HUGE craving for colour at the moment. We painted the sitting room wall blue, I’ve been buying a rainbow of tulips by the armful from the local veg shop … Read More

Crafting with Carpetright

Crafting with Carpetright

I find it really easy to say that I’m going to try and be more creative. To make more time for exploring different arts and crafts and to learn – finally – how to use a sewing machine. But putting … Read More

Early morning running sunrise

A Nourishing Year: January’s review

So January is over, and we’re already a month into 2015. My bank balance is happier; the ‘helpful’ early monthly salary paid in mid-December feels a terribly long time ago… I started the month having a little panic about what … Read More

Book for January

My Year in Books: January

I’m only weeks into a slower, more nourishing year of life, and of blogging, and I’ve already picked up more books than I have for ages. Books are always going to be part of a nourishing life for me. They’re … Read More

Lemons and seville oranges

A Nourishing Year: Intentions for January

So, I started my January full of intentions for a nourishing year. The problem is, I had so much enthusiasm for committing myself, I’ve been trying to fit in a year of activities all at once! I’ve been worrying about … Read More

Setting my intentions for 2015.

Hello there. Happy New Year! It’s been a while since there was anything new on this blog of mine. In truth, ever since I took a holiday in August, I’ve not really got back into the swing of writing and, … Read More

Lyndon: A Special Request

I’m fortunate to be friends with many amazing people. People who have seen me through the darkest of times and made me laugh during the good ones. One of them is Lyndon Marquis. I’ve known Lyndon since I made the … Read More

Halloween pumpkins and candles

The Green Indoors #3: Happy Hallowe’en!

Ok, I know it’s silly. But it’s still bringing the outdoors into my home… I drew this little owl with a Sharpie, after being inspired by some amazing designs on Instagram. I grew this fantastic white variety of pumpkin for … Read More

New allotment, in need of work!

Why I’m giving up my allotment.

At Leeds Minimalist Club last month, we talked about simplifying our lives. As I mentioned the other day, I’m really keen on focusing my time on the things that really matter to me, so simplifying is a great way to … Read More

Home grown dahlia!

The Green Indoors #2

One of the things I love about nature is the way that things gently drift from one season to the next. The flowers I have at home now are similar to the ones I shared with you last month, as … Read More