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Simple Summer Pleasures


Sometimes the simple pleasures of summer can be the most fun (and delicious!).  We love to pick fruit and vegetables from farms we encounter on our summer travels.  Children seem to think fruit is even more delicious if they have picked it themselves. This summer we did a lot of […]

You Can’t Go Home Again

girl with luggage

Today is moving day.  The movers are at the house packing up our daily life into boxes. Why the move?  I was heavily influenced by fellow blogger Doris Lee who writes at Diary of An Interior Novice.  In a post back in April (right before Easter holidays), she mentioned some […]

The Noa Garden House

Noa in the Fields

The Grand Designs Live event at the Excel Centre this week has no shortage of structures that you could place in the garden for extra living space.  By far the most stylish garden house though has got to be the Noa Garden House sold through Katus Architecture. The Noa Garden […]

Lavender’s Blue

Munstead Lavender

I’ve been wondering what to do with the front garden for a while now.  The ornamental grasses have gotten a little too wayward.  So, I was intrigued when Tim Milward from Plant Me Now suggested a lavender hedge on the sides of the buxus plants that I have.  They would […]

Spring in My Step


With all this beautiful weather, I’ve been taking doggie on longer walks.  Our community spaces are beautiful with cherry blossoms everywhere.   You feel automatically happier with such beauty around you. It’s not just the parks either.  I have come home to realise our drab front garden doesn’t quite meet some […]

Whose Afraid of the Scarecrow?

scarecrows RHS hampton court

Are you feeling autumnal?  Even with the seasonal weather, I was thinking my family needed a reminder that summer was over.  With Halloween just around the corner, if we were in the U.S., we’d be inundated with autumn and Halloween decor. On Sunday when we had the torrential downpour of […]


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