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A ’40 by 40 List’ with a difference.

It’s my birthday on Saturday. I shall be 39. One tiny little year until 4o appears. Ordinarily, by this point, I’d be frothing at the mouth and panicking about my life disappearing before my eyes without any kind of accomplishment. … Read More

tips for foraging

Ten Tips for Foraging.

Foraging is really popular these days, isn’t it? And no wonder; it’s free food! It’s lots of fun and a great way of learning where your food comes from, not to mention getting a better understanding of the natural world. … Read More

Apple tree

Life, lately…

Hello! It has been rather a while since I was here. A combination of tech breakdown (RIP beloved MacBook Pro) and lack of time has left this little blog rather dusty. So, this is just a short post to give … Read More

Lark Skincare

A Nourishing Year: February’s review

Well, we’re half way through March and I’m only just writing about February. I’m claiming that I’ve spent the past fortnight reflecting on what happened, but really I’m just trying not to admit that time is slipping past me at … Read More

Six things my mum taught me.

In honour of Mothering Sunday, I thought I would do a little post about my mum. It’s difficult to summarise a relationship as important as the one you have with your mother, regardless of whether it’s a good or bad … Read More

Harvest Canteen,Newcastle

Harvest Canteen, Newcastle.

One of my deepest pleasures is an impromptu adventure and so I was filled with a happy heart last weekend as we made last minute plans for a trip to Newcastle with a visit to the Ouseburn Coffee Company’s Harvest … Read More

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

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

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