Our Annual Wreath Workshop

Thursday 8th December, our annual wreath making event!! I say annual… it only started last year, but it will be annual thing. Last year we had a wreath workshop at a friend’s with Laura from The Pink Peony you can see more here and from then we’ve been hooked! We asked Laura back this year…

Project House #2 {Logburner}

Last week we had the log burner installed. Unfortunately our cottage doesn’t have an inglenook, so we chose to have ours installed stand alone, I guess you’d say a slightly  modern way of having a log burner? I do plan to have a chimney breast/inglenook built so its more in keeping, but I do have…

Project Home #1

Our little cottage is nestled amongst green fields, big conker trees, with my parents being our neighbours! We live in a very small village with just a church and a village hall. We’re about 10 minutes drive to the local town of Clevedon which has everything you really need, and about 20 mins (on a…

Christmas Advent

Christmas has always been magical for me, and I really LOVE the festive season! My Grandma and Mum would always make it very special and as a child advent calendars were the exciting build upto Christmas, but the older I get the more often I am on a diet so a bite of chocolate starting…

London Festivities

Last weekend took me to London. Mum and I love going to the Spirit of Christmas at Olympia so thought we’d take the opportunity to have the weekend away together, so we hopped on the train to Paddington Friday evening! We chose to stay at Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt as it was a good location…

A Neutral Halloween

I’m not that into Halloween, I mean it’s lovely for the children to get dressed up and go trick or treating but we’re yet to have little people so I’d prefer to stay clear of the bright orange colour interrupting my white colour palette! However the neutral colourerd pumpkins and gourds that seem to be making there…

Lauren Gilberthorpe Interior Design Workshop

You might already know how much I love the Cotswolds, so when I heard there was an interior design workshop being held in a gorgeous Cotswold barn, you can imagine I jumped at the opportunity! I love interiors and we have a lot to do to our house. We have been here for 18months and what…

Sundays

The time has come to put the BBQ away and bring back the Sunday roasts!!! Sundays are all about long, rambling walks finished off with big lunches. Our roasts are never really ‘traditional’ as we just love Yorkshire puddings, they are served regardless.  Plus Shaun seems to think he’s a chef as the one thing he can…

Bloom & Wild

Last Friday I found myself in a tricky situation… A full on day at work with no chance to get to a florist! “It’s mum’s birthday Saturday what am I going to do?” I had seen quite a few people on Instagram using  Bloom & Wild – they provide gorgeous arrangements that come via the postman, fit through…

Christmas Wrapping

Christmas is an art in it’s self! Everyone does is differently… From multi coloured lights to blue lights to white lights and then there are warm white and cold white lights. It goes on and on. None of which is right or wrong it’s just what suits you, your family and your home. For me its got…

Christmas Wreaths!

For the last 3 years I have soooo wanted to do a wreath making workshop and make my own creation! However I’ve never actually got round to it. This year it happened! The evening was arranged in October and I started to get excited, so naturally started hunting through pinterest for ideas! The dark, wintery Friday evening arose, and…

A New Addition

Here at HL we have a new recruit called Ted.  He is a Border Terrier and is 8 weeks old! Having both grown up with dogs in the home, we decided we couldn’t bare our home with out a little scruff anymore. We had both said we wanted a small dog and both loved the border…