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9th February 2018 3 min read

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that back in December, 3 weeks before Christmas, I decided to knit Graeme a jumper for Christmas. Spoiler: it took a little longer than 3 weeks, but I did get it…

five things friday

3rd February 2018 1 min read

Oh dear, a week in and I’m already tardy! Needless to say, this week has flown, but here are five things that have made me smile this week. 1. Sunday afternoon at the beach. Salt tang in the air, the…

five things friday

26th January 2018 2 min read

Sometime at the beginning of last year I started a daily gratitude journal. As an anxious overthinker who tends to dwell on the negative, I loved how it shifted my perspective and refocused my attention onto more positive emotions. Then…

Simple Banana bread recipe

27th September 2017 2 min read

I used to pass by a market stall on my way home from university. They would sell huge bags of ripe bananas for about 20p a bag that I would gleefully snap up to make big batches of banana bread….

on finishing

15th July 2017 2 min read

Yesterday I finally finished knitting my socks. They were cast on back in January. The yarn isn’t particularly special, but it’s a beautiful pale grey marl. Grey and marl. Two of my favourite things! There’s no real reason why these…


23rd July 2016 1 min read

first sweet peas of the summer Wandering about the garden yesterday revealed this beauties – the first four precious little sweet pea blooms from the plants that I grew from seed earlier in the year. I squealed with delight, and…


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