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
A couple of weeks back we went to the garden centre to grab some little plants for a terracotta trough for the outside windowsill. There's nothing at the front of our house. We live in an Edwardian semi in the centre of a village. Our driveway would have originally been a little garden, maybe with … Continue reading Mini Trees
Yesterday I had a migraine. I wouldn't say I suffer from migraines. I know people who do and they're delibilitaring and awful. I get probably two, maybe three, a year. Not entirely sure what triggered this one but there you go. Today I am left with that awful post migraine fog. The sore head and stiff … Continue reading Must See TV