Get Your Hygge On This Autumn

This Autumn, you will mostly find me padding around in fluffy slippers, lighting evocative scented candles, switching on ALL the twinkly fairy lights and generally revelling in the most cosiest of seasons. Last year, I discovered (along with the rest of Instagram) the phenomenon that is Hygge. Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, it’s a Danish and Norwegian word…

Front Door Makeover

The front door of my little Victorian home has always had many compliments. I’m told it was replaced in the 1930’s due to the design, but I think it fits in perfectly with our period style home. It’s been painted cream (the colour when we bought it 18 years ago) black and slate grey. On my…

Getting crafty with Argos Home

Yesterday, I attended a workshop with Argos, ‘a workshop with Argos!?’ I hear you cry, but yes, it’s true, Argos has just opened it’s first ever consumer pop-up shop in London, where they will be hosting a series of exciting events. Set in New Oxford Street, from the 14th-27th September you can try your hand at…

Suffolk Style ~ A Weekend Away

It’s decided, when I grow up I want to live in Suffolk… Last weekend my little family and I set off on a much needed weekend away to beautiful Suffolk. Our base for the duration of stay was One Mill House, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the picturesque village of Butley,…

The Power of Yellow

Someone once told me, that if you look at the colour yellow for more than 10 seconds it makes you smile. Why not try it with this square below… worked for me! How about you? In the natural world, yellow is the colour of sunflowers and daffodils, lemons and bananas, canaries and bees. And let’s…

Greenwich Peninsula, an island of opportunity

Around twenty years ago, at the start of my career, I was working at The Sunday Telegraph. We were housed in The Tower, One Canada square in Canary Wharf. The view from the 11th floor stretched out over a vast empty industrial area and the construction of The Dome (that’s the O2 to you young-uns!)…

BBQ Days

Having just returned from a beautiful sunny week away in Cornwall, we’re keen to keep the holiday vibes going for as long as possible here at Little House. The hubster (Alex) had been very eager to BBQ a (huge) Ribeye Tomahawk Steak, so after said piece of meat was in the bag from our local butchers,…

Picnic fun in the garden

With school officially out here at Little House, we’re busy making plans for the summer holidays. Garden fun is always top of the list, we love our little city garden and treat it as another ‘room’ in the summer months. Marks & Spencer recently got in touch to see if I wanted to feature* some…

Spanish Themed Dinner Party

  Anyone who knows me, will know that I love hosting a dinner party. I really enjoy having friends over to share a bottle a wine, eat some hearty home-cooked food and have a good old catch up. Let’s not forget to add laughter into the mix, and of course some great music playing in the…

A Crafty Day

My daughter Ava and I just love a spot of crafting. At the beginning of the school holidays, one of the first places we head is Hobbycraft, as it’s been our go-to craft supplier for an age now. When Hobbycraft asked if we’d like to get stuck into some crafty projects*, we both (literally) jumped…