How does your garden centre grow…?

The wonderous Burford Garden Centre is about 20 minutes drive from us, which is just far to enough to ensure I don’t visit daily but not so far that I can’t go regularly. It’s a wonderful place to get inspiration for your home, your garden and your wardrobe, as well as just to dream about…

The Weekend Edit…(29 Mar)

A week in review: 23 March 2015… It’s been a bit of a tough week if I’m honest. Munchkin has been unwell – the first time since she was born really – and I’ve missed my happy, smiley little bunny. As any parent will know it’s also incredibly hard when they’re sad and you can’t comfort…

Easter Inspired…

I seem to feel seasons and occasions more keenly in the country than I ever did in the city. I don’t know if this is because our little country cottage feels like a proper family home and I’m more conscious of trying to create a festive atmosphere and mark important dates, seasonal shifts and events – autumn, Halloween,…

Nursery details…

It’s the little details that make something special… For me it was taking the ordinary pieces of furniture, and a small, and relatively ordinary room, and making it special for Munchkin. Our nursery space, as I’ve mentioned before, is a relatively small little room, but we’ve managed to make it work thus far.

Notes from the other side…

The latest in insider baby top tips I’ve learnt, had whispered to me or just somehow worked out… 1) When choosing a mobile, look under it. Not at it sideways. Your little one won’t look at it that way so don’t you bother either. Get your head under there and gaze up at what they’ll…

The Weekend Edit (16 Mar)

A fun week this week, that saw the biggest development of all, Munchkin has started crawling. Obviously she’s taken her time getting into her stride (thankfully), but she’s loving being able to move around and potters about squealing with joy at her new found trick, and making short work of anything she comes across –…

Courgette & cheese baby muffins

As I have chronicled before, Munchkin is a big fan of finger food. And these were one of the first real cooking successes I had for her. She absolutely loves these savoury muffins. They are idiot-proof to cook, keep well in the fridge and can be frozen. And are completely delicious.

Spring Days…

It was beautiful yesterday, warm and fresh and, once the mist cleared, a real spring day… In the garden the sun was filtering through the trees, lighting everything it hit with a much-needed warm golden glow. I had a coffee sitting on the wall in our garden, looking at the view, while Munchkin played in…

A room to call her own…

Munchkin’s nursery is somewhat of a small, imperfectly formed space… Perhaps this is because it’s actually a dressing room, onto which we added a door, and into which we squeezed everything she needs. Until she grows out of her crib, that is, and has to have a grown-up cot and then heaven knows what we’ll…