Life

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Magnus is a girl!

Magnus the magpie turned two in May, which is typically the age that magpies that magpies start breeding. Although we refer to Magnus as a ‘he’ we weren’t totally sure of his gender. Magpie males and females are identical, meaning...

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DIY painted pine drawers

I’m super-proud of my newly painted pine drawers. They cost me just £46 in total, with leftover materials to spare and they took less time and bother than I expected to paint. I’ve had the same set of crappy pink...

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My 5 goals for 2017

Although cliché, I think the setting of goals for the year ahead makes a lot of sense and it also feels like the right time to do so. Although I’m not a spiritual person, the metaphoric ‘opening of a door’...

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Our campervan

When I met Dave, he was the proud owner of a Volkswagen T25 campervan. It was his pride and joy. After spending all my life camping in tents, a whole new world was opened up to me. Rather than lugging...

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A photography workshop with Keith Moss

Earlier in the Summer, I was invited by Inntravel to their photography workshop run by Keith Moss, the well-known, Yorkshire-based street photographer. The workshop took place in the streets of beautiful York with several other bloggers from the local area....

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Houseplant inspiration

I love to be outdoors, surrounded by plants and wildlife, yet my indoor life is seriously lacking lush foliage. My Instagram and Bloglovin feeds are filled with idyllic office spaces and tranquil living rooms adorned with clusters of succulents and...