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A Moment in the Day: Day 3. 2024

A Moment In The Day Series. 7th July 2024. The 3rd day of my new series: Liliana and I sat in front of the woodfire this afternoon, the fog settling in early and listened to this wonderful podcast episode. Growing Pansies for Cut Flower Production with Brenna Estrada @threebrothersblooms on @theflowerpodcast with Scott Shepherd. Brenna […]

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A Moment In The Day: Day 1. 2024 Series.

A Moment In The Day Series. 5th July 2024. The 1st day of my new series: Midwinter and I’m craving the everyday beauty that isn’t in your face like Springtime blossom, the abundance in the garden during Summer, or the golden light in Autumn. Like I mentioned in my Fairy Wren Cottage Postcard for June […]

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Book Review: The Paper Garden.

Hello, A beautiful book recommendation for you, this one has stayed with me years after reading it.  The Paper Garden, Mrs Delany (Begins Her Life’s Work) at 72.  By Molly Peacock.  Published by @bloomsburypublishing Amongst the pages there are stunning examples of Mrs Delany’s work, I still find myself studying flowers and wondering how Mary […]

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It won’t be long until I am back to regular posting.

Hello, Thanks for hanging in there with me. It won’t be long until I am back to regular posting. At the moment I am helping my husband Michael create a series of blog posts for his bespoke carpentry business called All Home Renovations and Maintenance. It does take a bit to get it all established, […]

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Bespoke Carpentry: Tips for Timber Benchtops.

Keep your benchtops dry, which is, an essential part of practicing good kitchen hygiene regardless of what type of benchtops you have. Don’t leave dishes to drip dry straight on to your benchtops. You can puchase draining boards that fit into sinks for hand washing. The most effective way we have found is purchasing a […]

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If my Instagram account disappears.

If my Instagram account disappears you know to find me here or I will sent out a monthly newsletter with my new details.. 2,000 plus Insta posts. 1,000’s of Insta Stories. 100 plus Reels. Storyteller. Gardener. Capturing the beauty in everyday moments. Country Life. Subscribe to my newsletter. Instagram informed me (on the 30th April) […]

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Quince Hummingbird Cake.

Quince Hummingbird Cake with Tahini Caramel made by Lil. Taste tested of course before recommending it. When you have a Quince Orchard and a cake has quince in it, of course it is the first recipe to make. Totally didn’t know that I can no longer live without Tahini Caramel in my life, honestly had […]

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Bespoke Carpentry: Double Glazing.

Hello, I’m in the middle of doing a quote for a client. They are wanting to replace large single glazed windows with double glazed French doors. I’m really happy to make one set of doors at a time. It’s a good way to budget. Get one set made, save up, get another set done. Another […]

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Bespoke Carpentry: Confidentiality & Pricing.

Client confidentiality I love my work and an important part of it is building trusting, respectful relationships with clients, a strong foundation for working together. Confidentiality also plays an important role in a respectful working relationship. For this reason I don’t disclose how much an individual client’s project costs to a third party. The same […]

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