January

"A summerish January; a winterish spring." New year, new resolutions, new goals, new starts - so much newness that we race into. January shouldn't be about new things really, not yet. We are still deep in mid-winter and waiting for the light which we know has been growing since middle of last month, to show itself. January …

Feeding Garden Birds – from your kitchen to their tables…

The festive season and feasting go hand in hand. Christmas is notorious for triggering over-eating and over-buying. Come January, our winter-vitamin-deficient bodies are craving green, fresh foods - and anyway, more than half of us are on some kind of self-imposed diet! It is estimated that every Christmas, around 270,000 tons of food is wasted …

December

Condensed days, stolen moments of connection. This month we start and end the day in darkness, hours of daylight are short. Sometimes cold and crisp and bright, other times the sun declines to show its face. Nonetheless, we are buoyed by our own lights - those of candle, fairy light and log burner. It’s hard …

November

Remember remember in the dark of November... where did we leave the box of matches for lighting the log burner?! Home from our mini-honeymoon week in Somerset and glorious north Exmoor, and autumn has fully matured. In fact, it’s starting to feel a little wintery already! (If you’re not feeling quite ready for winter yet, …

October

Search Pinterest with the word 'October' and it wont be long at all before you come across the quote, attributed to Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery's character Anne of Green Gables: "I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.". And Anne my dear, I couldn't agree more! Autumn is certainly …