I'm not sure why anybody would care what I've been watching but it's an excuse to talk about some of my favourite programmes and with the Winter nights drawing in what could be better than snuggling on the sofa to watch something brilliant. Nigella Regular readers of my blog will already know about my frankly … Continue reading I’ve been watching…
In November I’ll have been blogging for two years! I know, I know, feels like forever. In that time I’ve racked up 262 posts and thousands of views (well beyond any expectations I ever had!). So thank you for being so kind. I know I haven’t blogged as much this year - work has kept … Continue reading Birthday
I know you all think I’m insane but seriously you need to be thinking about your advent calendars NOW. If you’re happy with a standard chocolate one (and let’s face it most of us are!) then obviously there’s no need to panic but if you fancy something a bit different then you had better get your … Continue reading Advent Calendars
Remember when everything was pineapple themed? Pineapple drink stirrers, pineapple wallpaper, pineapple pyjamas, pineapple tampons (probably)... Not sure what it is with the British obsession with things that are deemed “tropical”. Pineapples, flamingos, palm trees, llamas... Well now it’s all about the cactus. You can barely move without bumping into a succulent, so if you … Continue reading Cactus
... almost It's the 25th September which is three months to Christmas and John Lewis have just released their themes for Christmas. And as we all know I am a SLAVE to the John Lewis Christmas catalogue. There's Folklore Think traditional Eastern European hand painted ornaments in classic reds and whites. Mitsuko - Contemporary with lots of … Continue reading It’s Christmas!
Hello! I'm back from my little jaunt in Italy and in my absence it feels like somebody flicked a switch and it is now most definitely Autumn. The garden isn't doing too badly. My 'Nelly Moser' clematis has had its second wind and is now flowering for the second time. This flower is coming to … Continue reading Autumn Garden
Ah! After I published my Must See TV post I realised I'd left out the very brilliant Strike. Based on the novels by Robert Galbraith (a pseudonym for Harry Potter author J K Rowling) Strike follows the life of private investigator Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke) and his assistant Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger). So far the current series has featured … Continue reading Strike