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Nature in the Home // May Day posies round up…

May Day Posies. Sunday was May Day or Beltain if you want to say the correct Pagan name for this festival. Unfortunately / fortunately (which ever way you look at it) I was in Cornwall reviewing a property near St Ives.  My #maydayposies had to wait until today when I was home in Bristol and able to give them to my friends and neighbours. But Sunday, oh Sunday!  My instagram feed was full of floral wonders. I was tagged in

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Nature in the Home // May Day Posies…

Over the past three years I have celebrated May Day, I love this seasonal ritual.  Back in 2013, whilst researching for an article I was writing, I discovered the ancient Pagan tradition of ‘May Day Posies’, small posies of flowers left on friends / neighbours doorsteps to celebrate Srping. So inspired by this I decided to fill jam jars with small Spring blooms cut from my garden. I wandered my neighbourhood, hanging them from door knobs.  Such a wonderful surprise for

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Nature in the Home – May Day Posies – a pagan tradition…

Happy May Day! I can’t quite believe that this magical day is truly here.  May is the best month.  Hedgerows take on a fairy like quality.  Frothy cow parsley, the soft blues of the bluebells, tall pink spires of foxgloves… then in the trees the last of the May blossom, lilacs and wild honeysuckle.  The smell is intoxicating.  Mother nature is at it’s best. Today marks the start of Nature in the Home for 2014. Over the past few weeks

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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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SISTERHOOD // The day continues…

Time for another instalment of the SISTERHOOD weekend.  You may remember in my last post, last week, I left you hanging after the amazing floral workshop with Erin.  So after we had arranged, adorned and had a blissful few hours playing with British grown blooms, we headed to the warm inside and a session with Sas Petherick. I couldn’t believe it when Sas emailed me to offer a workshop for SISTERHOOD. I had heard about her amazing workshops through other

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Simple living // A perfect Day Off…

Work / life balance just lately has been strained.  I have been so busy with Littlegreenshed (exciting plans are on the horizon, I’ll tell you all about it soon), plus the organisation of SISTERHOOD, has left me feeling overwhelmed and utterly exhausted. So when Crocs asked me to share what my perfect day off would be, I suddenly had to think, what would that be? And perhaps I could actually do with one!  Instantly it had to be stepping out of the City,

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Simple Loving! – Valentines Day edit…

Are you into Valentines?  I’m not.  I don’t actually see the point of declaring my love to my mister in an overly sentimental and highly over priced way.  I don’t need a day a year to kick me up the ass and say – ‘oh hey babe, I love you!’.  I’m lucky enough to know I can and he can say it every. single. day. But, saying that, I do get Valentines day.  For the romantics in us all who

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weekends collected // logs, walks and cosy days…

There is a lot of talk of the Scandi word ‘hygge’ at the moment.  I suppose the need to nest and hibernate when the weather is freezing is a natural thing to do.  They (the Danish) may have a special word for it, but they don’t have exclusive rights to being cosy. Nope, we’ve all been doing it for years!  This weekend, I indulged in that act, deeply. This weekend, we visited the farm to gather our winter supply of

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