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Six on Saturday – Houseplants

It's that time of year when the garden starts to call you outside after a long winter slumber. Before the chaos of planting sets in around the cottage this season, I thought I'd share some of my houseplants with all of you. It's taken a long time to figure out what...

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Lifestyle

Email Woes – A Friendly Guide to Email Success

Let's work through something together, shall we? I know I'm not the only one who is drowning in email. In fact, over the last few years, I think the number of emails that are flying in and out of my inboxes (yes plural) has doubled. What I can't get over is what lies...

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Craft

January Bullet Journal Set Up

I always get a little bit nervous when starting a January spread in a new notebook. For those of you who don't love journals/notebooks this may seem a little strange so let you help you. You know that new car smell? Well I love the new-notebook smell. What I hate most...

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Six on Saturday – Houseplants

It's that time of year when the garden starts to call you outside after a long winter slumber. Before the chaos of planting sets in around the cottage this season, I thought I'd share some of my houseplants with all of you. It's taken a long time to figure out what...

read more

Six on Saturday – Nature Takes Its Course

It's Saturday morning, the air is changing and you can feel the garden starting to settle into a slower pace of life. If you have been reading this blog you know of my front garden, the area I deem "the land that time forgot." The funny thing is that by doing nothing,...

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Six on Saturday – End of Summer

Walking around the cottage garden this week it feels very much like the end of summer. The dahlias are blooming, the dianthus are starting to go over and there is a crispness to the evening air that I know my summer plants cringe against. I love the autumnal change...

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Email Woes – A Friendly Guide to Email Success

Let's work through something together, shall we? I know I'm not the only one who is drowning in email. In fact, over the last few years, I think the number of emails that are flying in and out of my inboxes (yes plural) has doubled. What I can't get over is what lies...

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Why I Blog & The Things They Don’t Tell You

This is a question that is popping up a lot recently. Some asking me directly and some asking the question in relation to blogging versus a social media presence. To the latter, all I can say is that having your own website, a base, that is yours and run by you is...

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In Craft 

January Bullet Journal Set Up

I always get a little bit nervous when starting a January spread in a new notebook. For those of you who don't love journals/notebooks this may seem a little strange so let you help you. You know that new car smell? Well I love the new-notebook smell. What I hate most...

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2020 Bullet Journal Set Up

Are you the type of person that likes your journal to be just the way you can see it in your mind? Do you plan each set up prior to drawing it out? Or are you the free flow type rapid journal user, full of tasks lists and scribbled memos? I'm somewhere in between. My...

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Unravel is Back.

Artwork by Aleks Byrd. Unravel… a festival of yarn returns to celebrate yarn and making in 2020 with a show that’s bigger than ever before. Unravel kicks off the UK yarn show calendar with yarn lovers making the trek to Farnham Maltings from across the country and...

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