Category: Home & Garden

Signs of Spring

I’ve been out in the garden a bit this past week, grabbing the few moments when it was actually dry to have a nose about at what’s been happening. I’ve been pleased to find that amongst the plants dying down and berries dropping, there are also signs of new life …

My Photos – Week 2: My Garden

OK, so second lesson time! I’ve taken on my beginner’s tips, chosen my project of photographing my garden through the seasons, and this week I’ve been thinking about perspective. So here it is, my garden, my perspectives… I took a few photos of the same thing but from differing perspectives …

Project Garden Update 9/1/14

I thought it was about time I wrote an update on Project Garden. Truth be told, there’s been very little activity out there for the past few weeks, as the weather hasn’t really tempted me out. And people keep going on about a cold snap coming our way, so I’m …

Our Fairy Garden

Project Garden continues! We’ve been out in the garden this week, planting up some shrubs that we recently bought, including Callicarpa Profusion which we recently spotted and absolutely adored. It’ll give us some lilac flowers in the summer and brilliant bright purple berries next autumn, which I’m already looking forward …

As Autumn Ends…

We’ve absolutely loved autumn here this year. I feel like it’s the first time that I’ve really embraced the changing of the season, as I’m definitely a warm weather kind of woman, and I can get annoyed when the sunshine leaves me! But, we’ve got out and enjoyed foraging for …

Project Garden Update 7th November 2013

At the weekend, as it was raining and we wanted to all get out of the house, we popped along to a garden centre. This was extremely fortuitous, as they had a 70% sale on their outdoor plants – I was happy! Clearly, when faced with such a proposition, I …

How Does Your Garden Grow? 31st October

I thought it was about time that I brought you an update on the garden… The season is certainly ringing the changes out there in the garden. The wet weather has also put pay to a fair few gardening plans. Truth be told, it’s all looking a little bedraggled, sodden …

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now for those of you amongst us reading this, who wonder why I’ve entitled this ‘easy..’, as you know that cookies are always easy, I’ve added that for bakers such as myself who are perhaps prone to the odd cake mishap and always have an eye out for a simple, …

I Love Potatoes!

I admit it, I’m a potato fan and I’m proud. I like waffles, loaded skins, jackets, rostis, roasts, gratin, chips, but my absolute favourite way to eat a spud? Mashed. I cannot resist mashed potato. I have fond mash memories. My mum used to make me mashed potato with scrambled …

Project Garden Update 2nd October

I was hanging the washing out the other day (not the most glamorous start to a blog-post, I do recognise), and I was struck by how peaceful the garden was. It was a sunny, crisp autumn day, with a little breeze rustling through the trees. I rushed through my thrilling …

A Ramble and a Crumble

We all went off for a stroll in our local park at the weekend. It was a glorious autumn day, so we wanted to get out into the sunshine, and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Boo had her trusty backpack, ready to fill to the brim with treasures that she found …

Project Garden Update 25th September

This week we have been getting out there and tidying it up a bit and just enjoying it in this final burst of good weather. Boo and I have planted lots of alium bulbs at the weekend, which I will be eagerly looking out for in the spring. Aliums were …

Project Garden Update 11th September

It’s been a few weeks since I updated with Project Garden‘s progress, so I thought it was about time I updated you. Firstly, I have lots of new seeds 🙂 I discovered the Higgledy Garden on twitter, and ordered a fair few from them when their bank holiday specials were …

Our Top 5 Family Meals

Now I’ll readily confess to not being the greatest cook, though I’ve got considerably better since becoming a mum. I don’t have much knowledge about food and food preparation, and with two small children, I don’t have a lot of time to devote to it either. So I look about …

Project Garden Update 14th August

Things have been happening here! The big event has been the replacement of the fence. This is the first big part of Project Garden, as introduced here, as it should free up space to allow many of the plants on the rockery to be moved over to the bed along …

Visit to Planters Garden Centre

I’m looking for more Project Garden inspiration everywhere! We’ve been to 3 local garden centres in the last week alone, and I’ve been making notes of anything that I’m loving for our garden. The children are enjoying it, as 2 out of the 3 we’ve been to have had animals …

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