Weekday baking

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I always take a wholesome loaf cake up to the Lake District with me so we can enjoy a slice with a cup of tea after a long day of walking on the fells. This year, I’ll try this Spiced Ginger Cake recipe via the ever mouthwatering Roost. {Roost} Time and transport (four hours courtesy… 

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Decorating dilemma: house plants

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At Design Junction a few weeks ago I caught up with the lovely Marianne from Nordic Bliss. We got talking about the differences between British and Scandinavian homes and she told me how much she misses seeing house plants in interiors now she lives in the UK I had to confess that I put myself… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Morning all! I can’t believe it’s already two weeks since the last Room Debate – time is flying so fast at the moment. Is it for you too? It’s been a while since we chatted about kitchen design so I thought this would be a good candidate for today’s discussion. As always, it’s easy to… 

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Simple pleasures: blue and white china

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It’s a funny feeling when you catch your own tastes changing. I used to be a white bedding and white china only girl but recently I’ve found worn striped and floral bedlinen calling me and a taste for fussy willow pattern crockery has been creeping up on me for a while now. I think it… 

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If you go down to the woods today

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A former editor of mine once informed me that only stylists have picnics. Of course I disagree… but an autumn picnic on a hanging table with real glasses and silver candlesticks in the middle of a woodland glade? Yeah ok. I’ll give her that one. Whimsical yes, but tell me you wouldn’t want one of… 

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Me in three…

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I’m at a turning point at the moment and there is so much recharging, thinking and planning to do this weekend. These three photos encapsulate how I feel right now. There’s something exciting on the horizon… will you come along with me? {via View Your World} {Shakespeare quote via Pinterest} {Christian Kluge via Kinfolk} Have… 

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House Tour: inside a Victorian collector’s cottage

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Ok, it’s the cottage that’s actually Victorian, but peep inside this antiquey Australian home and you’d be forgiven for thinking the owner hailed from a bygone era too! Amazing huh? Although the cottage has been standing since 1836 when it was built for the local blacksmith, current owner Deb Kavaliunas has only been living there… 

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