Seasonal Rituals // replenishing the herb garden…

Spring!  Time to get out in the garden and feel the earth between your fingers.  My plants are starting to stir, and buds are already opening.  Tulips and daffodils are reaching for the sunshine, and everything is so green.

One thing I do need to do is replenish my herb garden.  I can never over-winter my herbs, I think my small back yard just doesn’t get enough sunlight during the winter to keep them alive.  So one of the first things I do in Spring is to buy some new herb plants to see me through til late Autumn.

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Simple Living // side return kitchen…

velux windows side return

When Dan and I moved into the house we live in now, it was a complete wreck, the previous owners loved purple, swirly carpet and artex ceilings – yep it was a ‘changing rooms’ disaster zone.  It was ugly, with a capital U.

We moved in when I was heavily pregnant with Charlie, and was/am extremely grateful to the help our families gave us.  From plumbing in a new bathroom, to stripping the walls of ugly paint and paper. We slowly began to gut this little Victorian Terrace, starting with the bathroom, lounge and bedroom. Add the to chaos of building work, 5 weeks later I gave birth to Charlie.

Work stopped.

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Travel // A city break to Manchester…

city break manchesterA City break is possibly one the of the quickest ways to recharge your batteries.  A chance to explore another part of the country and indulge yourself in culture and food.  The UK is a wonderland of enchanting cities, sprawling countryside, and cobbled roads. Although sunshine and blue skies are never guaranteed, it is impossible not to fall in love with our country’s many charms, and for those searching for a city break, you needn’t go far from home.

One of the Cities that is high on my ‘must visit’ list is Manchester.

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Sisterhood // Spring workshop May…

So we are officially in SPRING!  It may be still blooming cold, and chucking it down with rain – but hey, at least Winter is behind us.  Time to look forward to the warmer months.

And so, as Tolstoys quote says, now is the time to plan for things to do in the upcoming months – so if you fancy celebrating Spring and all it’s floral bounty, then I have something you might be interested in…

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Seasonal Rituals // Spring Equinox…

Today heralds the Spring Equinox, surely the start of actual Spring and a point where day will slip slowly by the hour toward Summer.  Days are lengthening and light is returning once more.

It’s all happening this week, the Equinox, Mother’s Day and the Clocks going back…. lighter evenings at last!  What will be do with that extra hour?  Well here are some suggestions to ease you into Spring…

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It’s all been a bit quiet, but Hi there!

Lou Archell Littlegreenshed March 2017

Firstly, Hi!  How are you?  It’s been ages, and I am not sure whether anybody is listening or bothering to read my blog anymore because of that … but I hope you are.  Apologies for lack of posts over here on Littlegreenshed – I seemed to have neglected this space for a few weeks – yes weeks, it’s only been two. But you know, I normally write here at least 4 times a week – so what’s up?  What is going on with me?

Well, I’ve been busy working on my other project, SISTERHOOD.  I’ve relaunched a brand new website, go see it’s rather pretty.  There are also 4 workshops / retreats coming up this year. And I’ve been busy securing wonderful speakers, workshop leaders and experiences for you all.  I’m so excited about what lies ahead over there.

Let me share:

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