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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

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

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

In Conversation with Betty Magazine.

Last week, I was really happy to attend ‘In Conversation with Betty Magazine‘, hosted by Cheery Little Thing and Colours May Vary. Alongside munching on fresh and-so-delicious vanilla madeleines from Noisette Bakehouse and imbibing a delicate floral gin cocktail from the Grub … Read More

Ten ways to keep exercise motivation.

Yesterday, I went on my first run in a fortnight. Generally speaking, I exercise for two reasons. One, because I feel like it legitimises my desire to eat cake. And two, so I have a decent base level of fitness … Read More

A solo cycle tour and other adventures.

  Later this morning, once all the panniers are packed and final checks made, my lovely boyfriend will be setting off on a solo cycle tour. He’ll make his way South towards the ferry for Spain and onwards. He plans … Read More

Three Good Things #18

Hurray for the weekly round-up of small things that have brought me happiness. It’s Three Good Things time! One Beautiful twine and cutting snips for my allotment. I found these in a local shop in the sale and put them away … Read More

A one night adventure.

        Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of attending a talk by the adventurer Alistair Humphreys. How amazing to be able to say that ‘adventurer’ is your job title! The talk was at Newby Hall, as part … Read More

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

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