Autumn Bliss

Hello my lovelies! It’s been a little while but there has been so much going on in my neck of the woods! I have much to share about various things but for today it’s all about touches of autumn around my home. I love this season so much and enjoy reflecting the beauty and coziness of the season in my home. …

Weekending

I was chatting to my grandmother on Saturday (Hi Gran 😁) and as we do, we chatted about many things, but one of the things we spoke about was the garden. She is a very talented and avid gardener. She used to own her own plant nursery in times gone by and was president of the Fuchsia Society in South Africa …

Autumn House Tour

I have kept our autumnal decorating simple this year. It’s just what I felt I could manage, little touches using some of my favourite decorations, most of them handcrafted by me others picked up over the years. The reason why I add seasonal touches throughout my home is that it really is a celebration of the season. Each season is beautiful in its …

Exploring Our Surrounds

Today pulled our wellington boots on, grabbed our cameras and walked across the fields behind our house to explore and enjoy our first proper autumn walk. It wasn’t a ‘nature walk’ as such but inevitably we end up collecting natural treasures along the way and today was no different. We are lucky to have quite a few walks around us, many of …

Autumn Traditions

One of the things I missed so much about the north when we were living in Devon was the very marked changes and differences in the seasons and rhythms of nature. I suppose it’s what you get used to and when there’s a change it just does not feel right. For instance, bluebells bloom in May, that’s bluebell month in the north. …

Easter Around the Home

As you know, I love to reflect the seasons, both natural and liturgical, by adding small touches to my home. We always have an Easter tree of sorts, this year is no different. Our ‘tree’ is comprised of twigs of Pussy Willow found at the grocery store and cuttings from my beautiful Corkscrew Hazel shrub. I love it’s twirling, twisting branches. I …

A Seasonal Thought

I was cooking supper last night and this thought crossed my mind…”I’ve kept a blog for a long time, it’s a pity that some of the posts capturing my thoughts over the years – thoughts that re-occur because, well, that’s part of what makes me, me – are lost in time.”  On pondering this thought a little more an idea began …

Autumn Home Blessings

Each year I bestow little autumnal blessings upon my home and this year is no different. I love to reflect the season’s beauty in my home and each year I share what I have done. You can see past years here: 2016 and here, 2015 (not many pics here as we had just moved, 2014 and here, 2013 part 1, 2013 part 2 This …