Glorious Greenery

Glorious Greenery

February has arrived! This is one of our favourite months of the year, not least because it means we’ve made it through January. Unlike that resolution-demanding first month of the year, February inspires us to gently refresh our lives. The sight of bulbs peeking...
A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One’s Own

“A woman,” said Virginia Woolf, “must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” While we can’t help you earn a quick dollar or write that languishing novel, we can help you with this part of Woolf’s admonition:...
Children’s Rooms

Children’s Rooms

Can you guess what my most popular “pin” has been on Pinterest over the last little while? Yes, it’s the gently simple children’s room you see above! What do you think the second most popular pin has been? Just look below! Do you think parents...
The Home Library

The Home Library

When you grow up with a librarian mother, it is perhaps inevitable that you will love books. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve sitting under a big tree on a summer’s afternoon with a fresh stack of Nancy Drew mysteries! At the moment, my book...
In Praise of Yellow

In Praise of Yellow

The daffodils have bloomed! I was so struck by their glorious freshness earlier this week that I immediately started a new Pinterest board in celebration of yellow. How filled with spring this colour is, how cheery and hopeful! If you do nothing else this weekend, pop...
Magical Spaces for Children

Magical Spaces for Children

Once upon a time there were two little girls. One had a big mane of strawberry blonde hair and liked nothing more than to curl up with her favourite books. The other was as mischievous as her short curly hair. Their mommy loved to encourage them to play, to use their...

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