Grow | Six on Saturday – Autumn Air

Grow | Six on Saturday – Autumn Air

Do you feel it? That cold that sneaks in during September that warns of the coming winter.  I walked around my garden this morning to take some photos for you all and I could feel that cold right through to my bones. I'll admit I didn't have breakfast and I was in...

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Craft | A Handmade Wardrobe – Joyce

Craft | A Handmade Wardrobe – Joyce

There is nothing like enjoying a slower paced lifestyle and making your own clothes. Not only do you support a vital industry but you acquire a unique skill set and an acute appreciation for fine stitching.  Over the years, making …

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Grow | The Last Throws of Colour – Six on Saturday

Grow | The Last Throws of Colour – Six on Saturday

Good morning and happy Saturday to you all. I can't believe it's time for another garden post from me and this week I thought I would share what is giving that final burst of colour in my garden. I am a complete failure for thinking about September for planting and...

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Love | Battling the September Morning Routine.

Love | Battling the September Morning Routine.

  Do your mornings look like a scene from Lord of the Rings? Mine usually do. It's a whirlwind fight of the breakfast monsters in the cottage and I was yearning for a more peaceful calm wake up. This usually brings my mind into the cycle of "oh why can't the...

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Grow |  What to Sow in September

Grow | What to Sow in September

  I'm taking a little break from the Six on Saturday posts this week to have a look at what you can sow in September. I'm focusing mostly on veg I can grow in the greenhouse over winter but I do have a few outdoor crops for the raised bed too. I don't like having...

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Love | Awards & Reflections – What do awards mean?

Love | Awards & Reflections – What do awards mean?

  As we fall back into our September routine here at the cottage, I remembered that I wanted to thank all of you for your continued support for this blog and podcast. So much has happened since September 2016 that I don't really know what to say other than thank...

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Grow | Of Flowers & Harvests

Grow | Of Flowers & Harvests

I'm sitting here in my dressing gown at 6 am as I type this morning. I'm beside an open window and the room is filled with the sound of the beach and nature waking up all around. It is very different to the normal Six on Saturday posts that you normally get from me....

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Craft | Abalone – When Knits Go Bad

Craft | Abalone – When Knits Go Bad

This post is part of my Handmade Wardrobe Series   Have you had handknits go wrong while knitting them? I thought long and hard before I wrote this post and from the title, you can imagine that I don't love this knit but this requires more explanation. Firstly,...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Confession Time

Grow | Six on Saturday – Confession Time

Every year it happens. I don't know how but it does. In my meticulous planning, that it turns out isn't so meticulous, I forget to plan for August and September colour. That's not the reason you are looking at a feature image of a dandelion right now, I chose it...

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Love | Bective Abbey – Boyne Valley

Love | Bective Abbey – Boyne Valley

Like many people who live in Ireland, I tend to overlook what is right on my doorstep. This summer we decided to do the Boyne Valley heritage drive. That's two adults and two toddlers exploring parts of Ireland's ancient east. I will say that Carol's book Echoes of...

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Craft | Yarnfolk – Stash Acquisition

Craft | Yarnfolk – Stash Acquisition

On the August bank holiday, Yarnfolk Festival of Wool took place in Whitehead, NI. It was smack bang in the middle of our holidays so of course, that meant that I had to go with the lovely Yvonne from Dublin Dye. I will, of course, be sharing a post with some vendor...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – Orange is the New Green

Grow | Six on Saturday – Orange is the New Green

It's Saturday so it's time to take a look at this week's six and surprisingly I'm typing to you from my cottage garden this morning under a blanket. I have also fed the birds so I'm likely to get pooped on as I type! That chill has begun to set in and I'm chiding...

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Craft | Echoes of Heather & Stone

Craft | Echoes of Heather & Stone

Photography by Joseph Feller.  What do you do when one of your dreams comes from being an idea you tossed around in your head into reality? A tangible thing that you can hold and show the world? I have always loved writing but the idea of having a body of work out...

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Grow | Six on Saturday- Goodbye July

Grow | Six on Saturday- Goodbye July

It's funny to be saying goodbye to July when it feels like my garden is just coming alive after the rain. Apparently, we are in for some gloomy weather ahead which makes me worried about blight. This week in the garden has just been maintenance. I haven't sown...

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Craft | Frog or Finish

Craft | Frog or Finish

Oh yes, it's time to dust off your W.I.P. (work in progress) pile, climb that yarny mountain and take control of your projects. This summer I am having a Frog or Finish thread over on Ravelry and it has some pretty nifty prizes for those who play along. How do I play...

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Grow | Six on Saturday – and the Rain Came Down

Grow | Six on Saturday – and the Rain Came Down

Well hello there! How have you been this week? Things are getting a little better in the cottage and I can't believe it's time for another Six on Saturday post! Just for all of you, I ran out just after those heavy downpours of rain to capture what is looking great in...

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Love | Living with Bunnies

Love | Living with Bunnies

It has been a while since I have posted a personal post and I thought this was a good time to catch up on life in the cottage. Last week, after eight years, we lost our rabbit Berry. To those of you who found my blog /podcast through Instagram it was probably a...

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Grow | Six on Saturday

Grow | Six on Saturday

This Six on Saturday is going to be short and sweet. After 8 years, we lost our bunny Berry this morning. All the images for this week are unedited and as shot and are a snapshot of what is happening in the garden right now.   Yes, the dahlias are starting to...

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