Orange and Clove Pomanders

Since I can remember my mother has always made Orange Pomanders at Christmas and since she was back in the UK we decided to carry on the ritual this year. It’s a lovely festive thing to do over the weekend, extremely easy and results in the most heavenly smell wafting through the house. Put some [&hellip…

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Dip Dye Utensils

This is a great little diy project if you want to inject some fun into your kitchen or if you want to make a homemade gift for a friend. I made these for a lovely friend of mine who has just bought her first flat. What you’ll need * Wooden utensils – I got these [&hellip…

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The Welsh Farmhouse

A couple of weekends ago Graham and I decided to escape the city and spend a long weekend in Gwynedd North Wales. The plan was to eat lots, read lots and go on a few walks and that is exactly what we did! We stayed in my grandparents old secluded farmhouse near Snowdonia, which they [&hellip…

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Christmas Homeware Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when the panic is starting to set in about what to buy our nearest and dearest. I haven’t done my Christmas shopping yet but it seems to be at the forefront of my mind everyday looming over me like a darkish cloud! So, in a bid to make some progress [&hellip…

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Lovely Free Printables

I wanted to do a quick round up of some of the free printables that I’ve found whilst roaming the internet. I did a previous post called ‘Easy Art’ where I shared a few of the free printables I’ve used around the flat to create some quick art, this is really just an extension of it. [&hellip…

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Ikea Hack // Moppe Makeover

I wanted to share another Ikea hack that’s so easy peasy you can do it in just over an hour. I love trying to find ways to upscale items I already have rather than buying something new. I’ve had a number of these Moppe drawers throughout my childhood and teenage years, so I thought I [&hellip…

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Myanmar Haul

So I thought I would do a short blog post on some of the awesome things I picked up whilst travelling around Myanmar. One of the great things about going to a new country, on the other side of the world, is all the amazing unique things you can find and bring home with you! [&hellip…

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Myanmar Adventures // Part 2

Having been in and around Yangon for 4 days we then set off to travel a bit more around the country. Our first stop was Bagan which is an ancient city filled with thousands of buddhist temples and pagodas. Between the 11th and 13th century over 10,000 temples were built of which about 3,000 remain [&hellip…

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Myanmar Adventures // Part 1

At the beginning of September Graham and I visited my mother in Myanmar (Burma) who has been working there for the BBC World Service Trust for the last year. We were SO excited to visit this amazing country as it has only been properly open to the west for a short period of time and [&hellip…

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Washi Tape Wall

Washi tape has become a bit of a (minor) phenomenon in the UK having finally made it’s way over from Japan. Washi tape is basically a type of Japanese masking tape made from rice paper which comes in an endless supply of colours and patterns. It’s low tack (like masking tape) and easy to tear [&hellip…

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