Update: a blog is never complete, only abandoned

Ben 26th March 2012 – 14th June 2017. First of all, I would like to apologise for the long absence. I know many of you reached out and contacted me and I am truly overwhelmed and grateful to those of…

A Sunday vlog.

When I think of Sundays, I think of relaxing and immersing in joyful activities; feeding the mind, body and soul. It is a day of unwinding, revelling in simple pleasures and escaping or heading out on an adventure. It’s a…

10 Ways to make life lovely

Enjoy a slow summer by indulging in creative thoughts and allow idle past times and simple pleasures envelope you. Summer is surely the time for the simple things; a quiet moment appreciating your garden, fruit picking, a walk through the meadow or…

A little Ikea haul.

This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclaimer here. A while ago I visited Ikea. Luckily, I don’t live far from our local Ikea store. Ikea is one of those places I don’t visit often but when…

10 Ways to make life lovely

Enjoy life’s little pleasures with these wonderful ideas from floral cakes to comforting candles. Do what makes your soul smile! Buy from local farmers and food-makers. Choose from a wide range of produce including fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread…

10 Ways to make life lovely

Take time to savour the simple pleasures in life; whether its making a cup of tea or enjoying a early morning walk, whatever makes your soul smile: do it! Here is a list of ideas: Visit a Spring Fair Markets…

10 Ways to cleanse yourself

It’s so important to take care of ourselves (mind, body & soul) or you can find yourself burnt out down the line. In today’s world, it can be easy to neglect ourselves what with social media, working long hours and…

New Year’s Resolutions 2017

With 2016 drawing to a near, it’s a time to reflect and focus on our goals and aspirations for the coming year. Maybe there is something you’d like to achieve, a place you’d like to visit or something you’d like…

Christmas with Wrendale Designs [AD]

Embracing the country style; I adore cards and gift wrap that reflect this. Artist Hannah Dale who runs Wrendale Designs, a homeware and stationary design business based in rural Lincolnshire, paints beautiful characterful wildlife from snoozing foxes to smiling donkeys that reside near her country home – featuring on a range of rustic homewares from mugs to cushions and more. I first discovered Wrendale Designs when I purchased the Country Set book from a National Trust shop when I was visiting Norfolk. The wonderfully painted illustrations capture the personality and character with exquisite detail and warmth.


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