Now that Summer is coming to an end, I find myself thinking about the longer evenings of Autumn which always just seem to sneak up on you without you knowing! This is my favourite season of the year and there is nothing I love more than just as the light starts to fade of getting… Continue reading My Favourite Candles
"One man's Junk is another man's treasure" While our previous 1990's bungalow might not have had many old pieces (apart from that second hand table and chairs and a cast off 2 seater sofa that we inherited from our family when we first moved in and which were definitely not antiques 😦 ), it has… Continue reading Vintage Treasures – Going to an Antiques Auction!
We got married in Rome in 1997 and so it will always have a special place in our hearts. We have been back a number of times since then but until last weekend it had been eight years since our last visit... Weekend city breaks abroad have been few and far between for us over… Continue reading La Dolce Vita – Weekend in Rome
With Christmas now behind us we could be forgiven for thinking that Spring and warmer weather is just around the corner. Unfortunately, we still have January and February to get through before we can start to see the temperatures rise and the longer evenings come in. In fact, I think these first two months of… Continue reading Country Life: Looking After our Wild Birds this Winter
There is nothing I like more than sitting down with a cup of tea and a cookbook.. I have such a weakness for them that whenever I'm in a book shop, I will be instantly drawn to them and have bought many a book just for the one recipe in it which has caught my… Continue reading My Favourite Cookery Books (Part 1)