21/02/2019
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Spring-Cleaning: Home, Life and Mind

The arrival of Spring means that we can finally welcome back warm sunshine and a medley of perfumed flowers in our gardens, enriching them with life and colour. There’s nothing better than cracking open the windows after a long, cold winter allowing light and fresh air stream into our homes. This is also a great opportunity to de-clutter menial tasks in our life (and our minds too) We are here to help you adopt fresh optimism this Spring. It’s time to rid your home of clutter and embrace a positive... Read More

13/02/2019
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Our Favourite Pancake Toppings

We love pancake day, who doesn’t? The opportunity to sink our teeth into sweet and soft mouth-watering pancakes, smothered in syrup & sugar… yum! When and what is Pancake Day? Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is on the 5th March 2019. It is a tradition celebrated before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Amongst the religious communities, Ash Wednesday is the first day of the 6 weeks of penitence before Easter. During these 6 weeks holy prayer and fasting will commence until the Easter celebration begins. Shrove... Read More

07/02/2019
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What’s Growing In Catherine’s English Garden

2018 proved to be a hit for Catherine’s Garden. In the midst of the scorching summer heatwave, it was bursting with colour and perfumed the garden with the soft scents of dahlias, roses, petunias, asters, primroses, geraniums (to name a few) This year, Catherine will be introducing some old and new favourites in her garden. Catherine’s Garden faces north east and one side is in shade all year round, so she fills her garden with shade loving plants (and of course plants to feed the pollinators as well) We couldn’t... Read More

29/01/2019

The Story of Catherine’s English Garden

As a child our Director, Catherine, spent a lot of time with her father in his garden as he was also a keen gardener, growing anything from vegetables to cut flowers. “I enjoyed following him round as a child, while he did anything from pruning apple trees to weeding the beds” In 2018 Catherine decided to remove her garden and start again. The goal was for the new garden to contain a selection of plants to bring back the memories of her Father’s garden & also to feed the pollinators.  “I was mesmerised... Read More

20/01/2019
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Valentine’s Day For Him, Her And You

The History of Valentine’s day There are many stories behind the history of Valentine’s Day, however our favourite is the story of Jack Valentine. It’s said in Victorian times, Jack Valentine left gifts on the doors of the people in his village on Valentine’s Eve, then disappeared into thin air. We just love Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect time to re-connect with love. Whether that’s with a partner, a friend, a family member or yourself. Don’t be pressured into over spending for Valentine’s Day as there are plenty of affordable... Read More

24/12/2018
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How To Fill Your 2019 January Journal

There’s something really quite special about January. The frost glistening on wintry leaves in heavy morning dew, fresh walks in crisp air and thinking about the prospects of new goals for a brand-new year. What do you envision for yourself this year? What goals would you like to achieve that you didn’t achieve last year? We believe the best way to start the year is with a journal. There are endless benefits to daily journaling, it provides healing, self-discipline and also holds a record of events in our lives that... Read More

21/11/2018

Controlling the Christmas Chaos

A 4-week “to-do” diary Presents, Christmas dinner, cards, wrapping, shopping, the work Christmas party… there’s so much to think about during the magical festive season that it becomes pretty hectic. Whilst in the middle of school runs, work deadlines, nativity plays, cooking and cleaning, time spent with family can often be missed and this year, we will not allow that to happen! This 4-week “to do” diary will keep you organised so that you spend less time stressed, more time controlling the chaos AND relaxing. Week 1 (1st December –... Read More

15/11/2018
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WIN! Two fireside log baskets (Worth £165!)

It’s COMPETITION TIME! To help you keep your cosy log fires organised this November, we’re giving away TWO prizes! Our Large Grey & Buff Log Trolley accompanied with it’s companion, our popular Grey & Buff Square Medium Wicker Log Basket – worth £165! To enter, click here.  Competition ends at midnight on 30/11/2018. By entering this competition, you consent to your data being used as a set out in our Privacy Policy. Please note that the prize can only be delivered to a UK address. Thank you! GOOD LUCK! To browse... Read More

29/10/2018
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The Secret Of Hygge

Denmark is typically known as the happiest country in the world and it is said that part of the main reason for that is “hygge” What is Hygge and how do you say it? Hygge [Hoo-guh] is a word that cannot be directly translated however the closest thing to Hygge is “cosy contentment” The secret is, is that we experience moments of “hygge” on a day to day basis but we just don’t realise it because we don’t have a name for it. Still unsure? Dimming the lights and inviting... Read More

19/10/2018
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5 tips to a Spooky Halloween

One of our favourite holidays is lurking around the corner and we can’t wait for the creepy antics to take place on the run up to the ghoulish event. Yep, you guessed it, Halloween is just a matter of weeks away and we are all set for helping you make it the best one yet. If you have children or know friends and family who do, then you’re in for a real treat. Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring the world of Pinterest (check out our Pinterest... Read More