my mother and I are making soap on the aga 💦 top tip: plastic butter pots make great soap molds 🙃
there’s something invigorating about cold, bitingly windy days 🌬 makes coming home to sit by the fire twice as nice too 🔥
I’m getting ready to head back up north and swap brick cottages for stone. Been feeling under the weather for a few weeks now so I think some northern air will do me good...
my dad and I have started this ritual where, when we get home from wherever we have been in the afternoon, he goes and builds a fire in the wood stove and I make a pot of tea and some toast and put it on a tray and bring it in to have by the fire. And then we just talk about things while we have our tea. I’ve been mixing it up with what tea to make and what’s on the toast to keep things interesting. I highly recommend this ritual to anyone (like me) who tends to crash a bit at 4pm ☕️☕️☕️
it is WINDY in Suffolk today - almost feels like being back in Scotland! I had a few days of separation from my dog while I was in London and when I got out here he was simultaneously overjoyed to see me and very cross with me for leaving him. He lay on my feet all evening so that I couldn’t leave him again 🐶
I am drinking lemonbalm tea by the fire, wearing two jumpers on top of each other, and generally being a warm blob 🍵
sorry to the owners of this house for instagramming it so much 🙈 it’s just really cute. today I am going to spend the afternoon looking at ferns with a fern-obsessed friend 🦕
it’s a miserable day in London but I have spent it eating excellent vegan food and discussing veganism and life with people I don’t get to see enough, so it wasn’t too bad. This old gate has nothing to do with any of that but never mind ☝🏻
every new year since I can remember I have made the resolution to stop biting my nails (I always start again before the end of the year) so I guess I will be making that resolution just for the sake of tradition. Aside from that I would like to become absurdly tidy. I’m naturally about as tidy as a tornado but I’m sure it must be possible to learn...
I’m back in town for a few days for new years festivities. I love London but I often feel quite out of sorts here, which is strange because this is where I grew up and I’m no stranger to hustle and bustle. I don’t know when or how I ended up being such a country mouse 🐀 🍂