Is it too early to mention *whispers* Christmas?

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Well, not if my blog searches are anything to go by – the eager beavers amongst you have been looking for Christmas decoration ideas for weeks already, so now that November is upon us I reckon it’s finally acceptable to jump in and share a little festive inspiration once again. But for those who are… 

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Or, life in the woods

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I studied English Literature at university and one of the many books I read there was Walden by Henry David Thoreau. In America it’s pretty much a seminal work but it’s not widely read over here. If I’m honest, it’s a bit slow and preachy for me, but its core themes of a simple life, communing… 

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Lots of rural charm in the country

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Radostina posted this wonderfully tumbledown farmhouse in southwestern Sweden on 79 ideas yesterday and I knew straight away that I had to share it with you. Owners Gunilla and Sven Montan have spent 15 years painstakingly restoring the farm using traditional materials and techniques. The building has been decorated using linseed oil, lime plaster and… 

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