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Soaring above my garden office (and most of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire) are The Red Kites. These enormous, majestic birds-of-prey screech, dive, glide, fight and play, but they always look beautiful – particularly in evening sunlight, when their red feathers glow … …keep reading

I found this pretty, vintage 1940s (?) classroom poster at a flea market recently and couldn’t resist. It shows Beech (in Autumn), Sycamore, Horse Chestnut and Larch trees and it’s the perfect, simple, nature-themed print for a bedroom wall.

Scratched that itch. Finally treated myself to some completely unnecessary yet great value solid marble chopping boards (£12 each, BHS) that I’ve been eyeing up for around six months and trying in vain to ignore. Limitless styling prop potential = surely … …keep reading

It’s definitely cold enough in our house now to start lighting fires in the evenings. To get our logs roaring, I make these easy firelighters every autumn using pine cones, cheap tea lights (such as GLIMMA, £1.75 for 100 from IKEA) … …keep reading

So today I pottered on down to the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms (a paint-spattered, spray-painted space that has been visited by the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Hot Chip, apparently…) to have a quick gander at the new Anthropologie offering. The … …keep reading