Advent Antics

Our Nativity scene gets a lot of ‘attention’ from the kids.  However,  it’s a fantastic conversation-starter with them about the Christmas Story!  A few deep breaths on my part is required whenever pieces end up on the floor (it’ll be a Christmas miracle in itself if it survives to see  Christmas 2017…), but I’m so … Continue reading Advent Antics

Misty Morning

It’s a misty day in London today.  That’s right ‘mist’ not ‘fog’.  When you’re driving though, it’s both just as bad!  Taking my little one to play group today I loved taking in the beautiful wintery, misty scenery!   The view in the park could be straight out of an old period drama or murder … Continue reading Misty Morning

Autumn 🍂 walks

This afternoon I spent a gorgeous afternoon ambling through the park with my family.  With no rain or fog, the ground was nice and dry  so there was no worries of muddy feet/bottoms (…then inevitably muddy parents!). On days like this, you can definitely let the photos do the talking!  Recently I’ve found myself mentioning … Continue reading Autumn 🍂 walks


A hardy hedge doted with bright red berries and deep green leaves, the Cotoneaster is a lovely autumn/winter feature in your garden.   The other great thing about Cotoneasters are that they remain green throughout the year until deep winter when the leaves drop off leaving only the bright red berries.  When covered in snow, … Continue reading Cotoneaster 


If the colder weather of Autumn is getting you down- looking at a plant that originated from the warm Caribbean may cheer you up!  Fuchsias originated from the Caribbean and were bought to England at the end of the 18th Century.   My Fuchsias are used both as a statement piece in my garden and … Continue reading Fuchsias