• an unexpected ruin

    I have this thing with ruins; always have, ever since I was a little girl. The most mundane and domestic building becomes suddenly enchanting once it falls into disrepair. Take off the roof, rip out the windows and let nature get her way – you’re in fairytale territory in a matter of years. Yorkshire is

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  • TFI Spring

    Thank f*ck it’s spring. I mean really, winter. Don’t let the door hit you, etc etc. Is it just me? I don’t even feel like this winter was especially long, but it’s slowly started gnawing at my soul. I generally quite like the colder weather; I’m a big fan of the snow & log fires

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  • slow living: build a bonfire

    Technically it’s still a month or so off traditional British bonfire season, but this time of year it’s still warm enough to be tempted outdoors for an early sunset. What is it about a bonfire that is so pleasurable to watch? We have an open fire at home most nights, but the novelty of flickering

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