November 11, 2019

One of my favourite ways to enjoy the magic of Christmas is to make simple decorations from the hedgerow. Bringing foliage, seeds and branches inside from November onwards is a great way to add small festive touches week by week, before going 'full out' with decoration...

August 4, 2019

I don't recommend leaning over a river bank to collect fruit, but that was my first experience of gathering a bagful of wild Mirabelle plums on a misty morning walking by the Thames at Cookham.

I now look out for these little yellow jewels every year, marking the b...

July 26, 2019

I'm very excited to bring you the first fabric by the metre offer from Leaping Foxes, for all your interior, craft or sewing projects!

Those of you who love Scandi or Modern Rustic interiors will, I hope, enjoy the soft colour palette of the new collection as it builds,...

June 15, 2019

The hedgerow is a source of so many delightful foods and flavours and while the most popular may be blackberries in late August, it’s the appearance of masses of frothy elderflower blooms that for me signals the start of summer and the most enjoyable gathering opportun...

April 6, 2019

With the arrival of spring, it's the perfect time for an uplifting walk in the woods to enjoy the carpets of primrose, wood anemone and bluebells. But if you are interested in taking home something to make a delicious snack, keep an eye out from March to June for the a...

October 3, 2018

If you want a truly delicious sloe gin fizz cocktail or elderberry vodka mixer at Christmas, now is the time to start preparing. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn than to pull on a pair of wellies and head out across the fields or parks to find the...

September 27, 2018

If you love the idea of bringing nature inspired design into your home, but prefer to avoid anything too chintzy, traditional or cute (ducks in hats etc !), perhaps you are on the look out for simpler patterns and colours? 

With this in mind, I hope...

August 2, 2018

What is modern rustic interior style? And how does ‘modern country’ decor differ from a traditional country look?

There are 5 common elements that you can easily adopt, whether you want to bring the look to your whole house or just get started in the bedroom, living roo...

April 16, 2018

It's that time of year. The mad panic for a gift for a housewarming, wedding, engagement or BBQ (apparently May is the best month for outdoor cooking!). This got me thinking about how that little work horse of the kitchen, the humble tea towel, could come into its own....

March 29, 2018

Now that spring is finally making an appearance (of sorts), it's time to embrace the outdoors. Woods and streams at this time of year are covered in wild garlic in many parts of the country - just let your nose seek it out, as you will very likely smell it before you s...

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