Creative, Nature, Seasons, Slow Living, The Great Outdoors

Wildness is a Necessity

'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity..." John Muir said that, and he wasn't far wrong! We try to visit the Scottish highlands at least once a year, and each year I leave feeling inspired and ready to create. There… Continue reading Wildness is a Necessity

Creative, Nature, Seasons, The Great Outdoors

Seasonal Inspiration

  If every day throughout winter was crisp & clear, or even dry, I'd venture out a lot more. Unfortunately in northern england its often raining, and that certainly doesn't entice me outside easily, but on those winter days when the sky is clear and blue, and everything has a clean fresh feel about it, I… Continue reading Seasonal Inspiration

Creative, Nature, Seasons, The Great Outdoors

New Beginnings

I always see January 1st as a fresh start, although if I'm honest its always usually January 7th by the time I make the appropriate changes that I planned! It takes a good week to come down from the buzz of Christmas but I get there eventually! I spend some time contemplating the last year.… Continue reading New Beginnings

Creative, Seasons

Merry Christmas! 

So it's nearly time, our tree is up and adorned with treasures we've collected or made over the years. The house is full of fairy lights and schools out until next year!  I've spent the last couple of days wrapping gifts, listening to Fairytale of New York and baking Christmas treats with the real hope… Continue reading Merry Christmas! 

Creative, Nature, Seasons

Festive Traditions & Makes

Christmas is upon us,  and I couldn't be happier about it! Come December the 1st (Ok, around mid November if I'm honest) little bits of holly start sneaking indoors and fairy lights start appearing. I start pinning things on Pinterest and my creative to do list gets bigger and more unattainable by the day! I… Continue reading Festive Traditions & Makes

Nature, Seasons, Slow Living

So Good In Every Way

    As we say goodbye to Autumn and welcome in the shorter days I find I'm getting outdoors less and less. I really should try harder though because there's something wonderful about wrapping up warm, heading out for a long walk & coming home to an open fire,  cosy blankets and a nice hot mug of tea!… Continue reading So Good In Every Way

Food Glorious Food, Seasons, Slow Living

Hibernating & Apple Crumble

My love of Autumn stems back to childhood. Kicking fallen leaves is still one of my favourite things to do and I have been known to cross the road in the past if the other side is of better leaf kicking quality!   It's also the time hibernation commences. I strongly believe all humans should… Continue reading Hibernating & Apple Crumble