Tag Archive: lifestyle

Easy Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Elderflowers are out in abundance at the moment so now’s the time to stock up on some homemade treats and elderflower cordial is one of my favourites. It tastes so much better when… Continue reading

How to turn an old crate into a salad planter

Last year we visited Glastonbury Reclamation yard in Somerset where among a few other bits, I picked up some old wooden crates. We’ve used these vintage bad boys for lots of different things… Continue reading

What’s up from April so far…

My April so far. I treated myself to a fancy new mug from one of my fave stores, Anthropologie. Check their home stuff out. Our house renovation project continued as we ripped out a monstrous Gothic fake Victorian fireplace… Continue reading

Electric shoe warmers anyone?

There I was thinking that in days gone by people used to leave their wet shoes by a roaring fire stuffed with scrunched up newspaper. It turns out there is a weird and wonderful antique contraption called a Ronning… Continue reading

Only a Grandma would be seen in that! Think again…..

It’s easy to look at something in a charity shop and dismiss it on the basis that only a Grandma would be seen in it. I’m hoping that this post proves it’s sometimes worth pausing and taking another… Continue reading

Which evening gown should I wear to the opera next Friday?

Right guys, I need your help. We are going to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on Friday night to see Mozart’s Don Giovanni and I don’t know what to wear. I have wanted to… Continue reading

More Retro Crocks

I have already written about how I love to mix ‘n’ match dinner plates at supper time with retro tablewear. Read More Tea Vicar? Retro Pottery Finds if you’d like to see more. Here are… Continue reading