• DIY wooden poster hanger

    This is my new favourite way to display prints. I’m not a huge lover of conventional picture framing; I always seem to leave the framer’s about Β£100 poorer, with something less attractive, more bulky and difficult to display than what I took in. Plus, do we really need the glass? Maybe everyone has priceless oil

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  • no news is good news

    I’ve stopped reading the news – in particular, I’ve stopped reading bad news. Or, at least I’ve tried to; news, it turns out, is everywhere! I’ve replaced my car radio time with audio books, my lunchbreak reading with a few favourite blogs. We don’t watch TV or buy papers at home, and I’ve deleted the

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  • slow living

    A resolution for 2015: to slow down and to simplify. 2014 has been good to me, but frantic, without focus. So maybe it’s fitting that I don’t really know where to start with this, either. I’ve got as far as a list of 12 areas of my life I’d like to work on; one for

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  • a simple christmas

    I really like Christmas. It’s sentimental, I know, but I just really like it… It’s nearly here. I’m snatching quiet moments here & there, listening to my favourite Christmas songs, doing the simple creative things that make me feel connected to this new home. Weaving wreaths & garlands from foraged evergreens, baking spiced snowflakes and

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  • Maple & Walnut biscotti

    My love for biscotti is unending. If you haven’t tried my classic almond biscotti recipe yet, you can find it here. While normally a classicist, when Emory asked me to share a new recipe over on her blog, I took the opportunity to experiment with this old fave. I substituted the chopped almonds for walnuts,

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