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. …

At Home in the Country

Aaah, country living – I truly love it. The only downside to living on a farm is the flies! Oh-my-gosh…they are horrendous in summer. I haven’t had to live with fly problems since South Africa. But this summer, especially on hot days like we have had over the weekend, they are everywhere. They poop everywhere…little black dots all over the place. …

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 …

January Days

Hello lovelies! Can it be the 20th of January already? How has your month been so far? Mine has been great. Hubby has been on two weeks leave so we’ve all been spending some lovely quality time together. It’s been good. Of course, only the bare basics of homeschooling has been going on but hey-ho, that’s the beauty of homeschooling. January …

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. …

A Round-up of Summer Harvest & Preserving Posts

We are hitting our garden produce stride at the moment and when you have an abundance of something, whether it is homegrown or in season and available in the supermarkets, I believe in taking every opportunity to preserve the harvest. This is one of the great summer rituals that stretches into autumn. My preserving year usually starts with making Elderflower Cordial …

Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

A small snippet of Domestic Bliss…can you find beauty in the ordinary?  I really don’t mind the ordinary task of washing dishes and here’s why… * It warms my hands in winter 😂 – I always have cold hands! * I love the smell of Fairy dishwashing liquid. I buy a different fragrance every month – this month it is original …

Late August Harvest

It’s ‘that’ time of the year again, busy busy like a little squirrel, preserving the harvest to enjoy during those long, cold, dark months of winter. I picked loads of apples and plums on Saturday. I spent Saturday afternoon dealing with the apples. My plan for these apples was to make it all into apple sauce as I use it in various …