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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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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

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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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,...

read more

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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Six on Saturday – The August Cottage Garden

It has been a while since I shared my cottage garden with all of you. This year the weather and work didn't leave much time to get out in February and boy did I pay the price for it during the summer. We do still have some beauties to share so let' dive in: I love our...

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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 

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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The Love Note Sweater

This post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe Series Countless knitters have fallen in love with this jumper and as soon as you start browsing the finished garments you're hooked. If you want to browse those finished garments on Ravelry you can do that here. Love Note...

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Dear Influencer – Our Community is Personal.

Another Tuesday research session and my brain is left more confused than when I sat down three hours ago with a coffee. Am I the only person who thinks that the social side of social media has taken a rather sharp turn and is lost someways back trying to find the main...

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