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

Use your time well.

So, September came and went rather quickly, didn’t it? And with it, my least productive month on the blog for ages and ages. Despite the dust that’s gathering here, I’m working hard. I’ve been having meetings about my grand plans for … Read More

Archery. Photo credit: Annie Spratt

The Good Life Experience.

On Friday we travelled to Wales for The Good Life Experience festival, organised by Cerys Matthews and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone. Camping overnight on Friday night, we spent the evening sitting in front of a roaring fire, drinking beer, surrounded … Read More

Folkings, by Annie Spratt

Introducing Folklings.

So, my last post was titled ‘Hello September’ and we’re rapidly reaching October without me writing a single other post, so I thought I’d better get cracking! The month so far has been filled with a return to school for … Read More

Hello September…

White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits… It’s September 1st as I type this, and I’m ready. The new shoes are gleaming, the uniform suitably name-tagged and the book bags on stand-by to be filled with endless requests for my time, … Read More

Portrait

The Good Things #9

Hello and welcome to The Good Things! August has flown, hasn’t it? I’ve barely had time to blog at all—you might have noticed that The Good Things was missing last week. Though, it was expected and I’m glad I’ve had … Read More

Lovely hydrangea display

The Green Indoors #1

My beloved grandmother gave me some hydrangeas and I’ve really enjoyed having them on display on the bookcase in our sitting room — and joining up with the ‘Nature in the Home’ Instagram tag created by Lou from Little Green … Read More