Barn Doors

The kids are always wanting to paint and although I’m pretty relaxed most of the time, the paint wielding bravado of a three year old, does leave me nervous and sweaty inside the house. After I found a little pink and orange hand print on my linen curtains I banished paint to the barn outside.…

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Collecting Seeds

Many of the flowers in our garden have seed heads right now. There are all shapes and sizes with the kids firm favourite being pinching off a poppy head and using it as a shaker. Generally you can tell if the poppy head is ready because it will be brownish rather than green and the…

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Sustainable Lifestyle

I don’t know at what point I suddenly took my blinkers off. One day I was in a department store. Probably slightly lost, I rarely go shopping and I was wandering through a great expanse of stuff. I think I had drifted into the menswear section and was staring at long lines of costume jewellery.…

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Glamping

It’s Summer and my husband has some time off. For our kids this is a rare chance to spend some time with daddy. Without being too corporate about it our eldest has white boarded her wish list of great stuff to do. We have a white board and a pin board in the utility room…

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