Ethical summer fashion (to the lighthouse)

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My modelling experience to date consists of being photographed from the chin down holding an object from the Decorator’s Notebook shop. A mini terrarium, a serving bowl, a giant vase… sometimes just my disembodied arm edging into shot! So it was with a lot of excitement (and just a hint of apprehension) that I approached the task… 

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On the Road: Lambing in Shropshire

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Having enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend in Devon with the family, the following weekend we had the opportunity to help out with lambing season at a small sheep farm in the Shropshire Hills. Not dissimilar from the Somerset countryside in which we grew up, Hope Valley (12 miles south west of Shrewsbury) boasts beautiful rolling green hills beneath… 

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Recipe: nettle and wild garlic soup

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Many people aren’t that keen on the idea of eating stinging nettles. If you’re one of them, I urge you to try this delicious recipe for Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup so I can change your mind! Nettles are young and plentiful in spring and they’re packed with health benefits too – the leaves are… 

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Mood of the moment… spring awakening

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{LIVE / EAT / WEAR / ESCAPE} {LISTEN: Chloe Charles – Find Her Way} There’s no escaping the specialness of this time of year. I was really touched by the collective enthusiasm for making beautiful flower crowns last week for the spring equinox – crafting and wearing my crown really put me in the mood for positive… 

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Ne’er cast a clout ’til may be out

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This was my first Saturday since I finished my mentoring that I’ve actually been able to relax and have some time to myself. I was determined to be as lazy as possible, so I got up decadently late then cooked a scrummy brunch in my pjs. I went for a walk in Crystal Palace Park… 

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My blogging view (out with the old, in with the new)

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Times are changing. My flat is getting a new owner. I hope she will like it here but it will be hard to say goodbye to this little place of mine. I always sit and write my blog in the same spot on the sofa and this is what I see. I will miss this… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Morning all! I’m sooo busy at the moment life has become rather blink and you’ll miss it… but at least it means our lovely Friday discussions come around quickly! So today’s spring-like bedroom ticks a lot of boxes if trends are all that matter: pastels, ombre, silk lampshades. But the real question is, does it… 

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Happy St David’s Day

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{Eat Little Bird / Chelsea Fuss} I’m only a quarter Welsh but it’s a little part I hold dear. It was actually light when I left the office at 5.30 this evening so spring has most definitely sprung. And not a moment too soon! Ps – I don’t eat my Welsh Cakes with jam as… 

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