Our blog is dedicated to seasonal living: cooking with local produce (sometimes our own), sewing for the home and searching out vintage bargains.

We believe that most of the pleasure is in the journey - in the making and creating, even if in a simple way.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Very cosy

Old jumpers are incredibly useful for up-cycling.  Someone (not me) put hours of work into this Shetland knit so I think it deserves a new life.  Blanket stitch round the edge, a few felt flowers and ta da...tea cosy!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


A cheap and cheerful way to bring some scent and colour into the house (make great presents too) is to plant some hyacinth/narcissi bulbs in a bowl (mine came from the charity shop and only cost a pound or so). Keep in a dark place until they have grown and are ready to flower. Just don't forget all about them!

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Lakes

A positive result of all the rain is enjoying the sight of waterfalls in full spate...I had a walk up the side of this one while we were stopping in The Lake District.

And Derwent Water was as beautiful as ever.

I could never tire of these views.