Yorica! Friendly Treats

Yorica! Friendly Treats

Food, Life, Travel
When you’re on a dairy-free and gluten-free diet, treats can be few and far between, especially when you’re out and about. Watching friends and family treat themselves to an ice ... Read more
InCoWriMo: Challenge Completed

InCoWriMo: Challenge Completed

Life, Stationery
It’s mid-March and InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) is well and truly over. The aim of InCoWriMo is to handwrite a letter, postcard, greetings card or note a day for ... Read more
Spiral Glass Dip Pens

Spiral Glass Dip Pens

Stationery
I love pens and I love coloured glass. Put them together and what have you got? A stunningly beautiful glass dip pen! I thought glass dip pens were a relatively ... Read more
Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice

Stationery
My favourite fountain pen ink colour is usually purple, but having seen a review for Robert Oster Fire & Ice (a blue ink), I couldn’t wait to get my hands ... Read more
Winter at Berrington Hall

Winter at Berrington Hall

Life, Travel
Just 4 short miles from Leominster in Herefordshire lies Berrington Hall, a Georgian mansion set within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. An hour’s drive from my home over the ... Read more
InCoWriMo: Are You Ready?

InCoWriMo: Are You Ready?

Life, Stationery
InCoWriMo is now less than a week away. Are you ready?! Being organised will mean you’re more likely to complete the whole month of InCoWriMo (if you missed what InCoWriMo ... Read more
Say Nice Things: Journals and Notebooks

Say Nice Things: Journals and Notebooks

Stationery
We are a couple of weeks into the new year now and, if you haven’t already, it’s a great time to start a journal. Bullet journalling is on the rise, ... Read more
A Letter Every Day

A Letter Every Day

Life, Stationery
In February, I’m going to take part in InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month). So what is InCoWriMo? Well, it’s a challenge to write and mail or hand-deliver one letter, card, ... Read more
2016 Round-up (a.k.a Roll on 2017!)

2016 Round-up (a.k.a Roll on 2017!)

Etc, Life
2016 has definitely been a year to forget. It’s been my most emotional, stressful and upsetting year, and one I hope I never have to repeat. Thankfully, it’s nearly over ... Read more
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Life

Have a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!

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Stationery Saturday: Diamine Shimmering Inks

Stationery Saturday: Diamine Shimmering Inks

Stationery
This autumn, British ink manufacturer Diamine released more of their wonderful Shimmering inks. If you haven’t heard of them (Where have you been?!), they are beautiful coloured inks with gold ... Read more
An Evening with Johnny Herbert

An Evening with Johnny Herbert

Books & Films
To celebrate the release of his new autobiography What Doesn’t Kill You, Booka Bookshop organised An Evening with Johnny Herbert in Oswestry, Shropshire last Tuesday evening. Having previously enjoyed evenings ... Read more
PhoenixFire Designs – Handcrafted Jewellery

PhoenixFire Designs – Handcrafted Jewellery

Etc
I would like to introduce you to May of PhoenixFire Designs. We have been friends online for many years and I love her work. She makes so many wonderful pieces ... Read more
Stationery Saturday: Fountain Pen Day Goodies

Stationery Saturday: Fountain Pen Day Goodies

Stationery
A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Pure Pens ran a giveaway for International Fountain Pen Day (4th November 2016) and guess who the lucky winner was… Me! Here’s what ... Read more
Autumn at Attingham Park

Autumn at Attingham Park

Travel
On a crisp autumnal day, I decided to visit Attingham Park. Nestled away in the Shropshire countryside near Atcham, Shrewsbury, Attingham Hall and its estate were originally built for the ... Read more