Time for tea

*Ad I’m the first to admit I love a good cuppa! It’s pretty much the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning. As the old saying goes… ‘Nothing brings people together like a great cup of tea.’ With summer finally in full swing, and now that restrictions are easing, there’s…

Ahmad Tea Natural Benefits Collection

AD* Let’s face it, In these current difficult times, staying healthy in both mind and body is even more important than ever before. Many of us are looking for easy ways to stay nourished, fit and healthy 24/7. For me, feeling good in all these areas means a smooth running day, restful sleep and in…

Staying Happy in January

Well hello there! So much has happened since I last blogged, that it’s hard to know how to start this post. Firstly, let me begin by wishing you all a happy new year (am I still allowed to say that!?) and secondly, I hope that you’re all staying as safe and sane as possible in…

The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales ~ Aysgarth Nook

*Ad With staycations in England set to be back on the cards from July 4th (whoop!) I thought I would share a fabulous holiday property I discovered back in February. Before lockdown, when getting in the car for a much needed weekend away with family and friends was still very much a thing you could…

Christmas Storage with Addis Home

*AD Broken baubles, tangled fairy lights, a lost Christmas stocking, any of these sound familiar? Like many of you, my Christmas decorations hold years of precious memories. So the last thing I want to see when I open a box after nearly a year in storage are damaged items. In a bid to make 2020…

Give the gift of Art

*AD Like many of you this Christmas, I’m trying to change the way I gift. Gone are the days of plastic packaged gift sets that get shoved at the back of a drawer. I’m planning on buying things that are not only heartfelt, but more importantly to be used, on display, loved and ultimately not…

A Weekend in The Surrey Hills

Having visited Surrey several times as a child, I’ve been desperate to return to this beautiful part of the world. I was thrilled when Julie from Surrey Hills Cottage Holidays invited me and my family to stay*. Our home for the weekend was 2 Limetree cottages, one of the two properties Julie and her parther…

The Snuggle is Real

*AD Now, don’t get me wrong, I adore the front door of my Victorian terrace. My little blue beauty gets thousands of likes on Instagram, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, once open, the actual gap to bring furniture through is a mere 70cm. Nineteen years ago, two chunky leather sofas were…