Cosy Christmas by candlelight.

Hey, guess what, I’m going to talk about candles again! Some may say I’m a stuck record, but with the days so dull at the moment, we just have wetness and gale force winds here in Cornwall, none of the white wonderland magic I’ve seen further up country, life definitely requires some brightening up. I…

O Christmas Tree…

I’d planned on waiting until this weekend to get our tree, it felt like it was too soon, but with the weather being so questionable at the moment we (well more like I) decided to take advantage of the patches of sunshine on last Saturday. Typically the moment we committed (told the girls what was…

O Star of wonder, star of night…

My Autumnal wreath came to an end last week and it was time to replace it with something a little more Christmassy. I had this metal star, bought from Hobbycraft, in my box of tricks and a lovely lady had just dropped off a bag of beautiful Eucalyptus for me, she answered my plea on a local…

Advent.

Tomorrow the fun really begins, I start the Christmas crafting in earnest, no more questioning whether it’s too soon or not. But really I’ve already dipped into the creative pool, my quick Autumnal Wreath eased me into the festive season and this week I finished the girl’s Advent Calendar. I can’t take full credit for this idea,…

What’s in a name?

It’s a funny old thing, choosing a title to be known as ‘online’, a kind of pseudonym, a mask, a pretence? It’s quite a commitment. When I step into my Alice in Scandiland shoes I become someone who may actually know a little about something, people seem to want to listen, to see what I…

Christmas tree decorations – My top pick.

I’m feeling that festive vibe slowly trickle into our home, my mind is filling with ideas, my Christmas Pinterest board is fit to burst and so I thought I’d share some inspiration with you. I love to support small, independant businesses, so I’ve included several pieces from some lovely ones that I follow. Today I’m focusing on…

The Green Room Cafe

When I was up in London a few weeks ago, for the Amara Interior Blog Awards, I came across the most beautiful plant shop/cafe and I thought you lovely lot would appreciate it… As you enter you’re welcomed by the most wonderful Florists/Plant shop, serious greenery overload.  Mum and I cursed the fact we were relying…

Autumnal wreath – easing into the festive season.

For me I still feel it’s a tad early to be talking properly about Christmas, and yet I’m aware that 6 weeks isn’t actually that long when it comes to planning, ordering and making, but in my mind I need to get Nancy’s 6th birthday done and dusted, next week, before I fully commit myself. …

Outlaw 2017, sharing creative spirit.

Before the summer I was asked if I would like to come along to the November Outlaw Market and run a workshop of some description, the idea excited me and I eagerly agreed, but then realised prepping for it would clash with other commitments, so I had to pull out. However, I could spare the time to…

Lemony goodness loaf.

I made a rather yum Lemon Drizzle Loaf  for my mum’s birthday a few days ago and shared a quick snap on my Instagram stories. I had a fair few people message me for the recipe, so I thought I’d pop it here for everyone to enjoy. It’s super quick and easy to make but…

The Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017

Over the past couple of days I’ve been sharing the fun I had in London, but obviously there’s a pretty big reason why I was there in the first place, the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017. When I was nominated for the awards I was thrilled and flattered, but never in a million years did…

London, Part 2: Out and About.

I managed to squeeze more than I expected into my short trip to London, this included some mooching around the shops, in particular the beauties that Stoke Newington had to offer, and boy what a treat they were. The day of the Amara Awards we decided to explore the local area, to slow things down a bit…