Monthly Archives: April 2014

Three Good Things #17

Hello and welcome to Three Good Things, a weekly celebration of the small things in life that bring me joy. Here’s what has made me smile this week… One Lottie Dolls. You know you’ve arrived at a different kind of … Read More

Floral Focus: Bleeding heart.

          Bleeding heart is the rather unfortunate (but appropriate, once you see the flower shape) common name for Lamprocapnos spectabilis. It’s also really commonly known by its previous Latin name of Dicentra spectabilis. I’ve always just … Read More

How to find your blogging tribe.

In a recent post, I talked about making friends as an adult. This week, I’m going to chat about making blogger friends.  The first time you write a post and hit the ‘publish’ button is a scary thing, but finding … Read More

Three Good Things #16

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Three Good Things, a weekly series of the small things that bring joy to my life. One North Star Coffee. We bought five bags of coffee beans from North Star Micro Roasters, the first … Read More

Three Good Things #15

Hello and welcome to Three Good Things, my regular series celebrating the small things that bring me joy each week. Find out more about the series here. One The first exciting thing this week is the arrival of my long-awaited … Read More

Clothes Audit: A Minimalist’s Wardrobe

  It all started at Minimalist Club, when one of our group happened to mention that she’d had a wardrobe purge since our last meeting and given away some of her old jeans to charity. Seventy-four pairs of jeans, to … Read More

My First Allotment Crop of 2014

  Because 2013 was a pretty disorganised year for me, I didn’t manage to plant or sow anything apart from over-wintering garlic. Had I needed to eat solely from my allotment, the ‘hungry gap’ would have been a very long … Read More

Growing Dahlias from Seed.

Gardeners are an optimistic bunch. We moan about the weather, but rain or shine, we’re optimistic. We must be because we keep going back for more! Despite year after year of failure with cauliflowers, I’d still love to grow the … Read More

Floral Focus: Hellebore

Hellebores really are fabulous. They pretend to be shy, unassuming plants, but, up close, the flowers are astonishing. Their bright, often-spotted petals are in fact really ‘sepals’ which are the tough outer coating of flower bud, with the petals themselves … Read More

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