The power of thank you

A thank you can be a powerful thing, when you do it right.

How to make a hydrangea wreath

This morning I made a beautiful hydrangea wreath with an embroidery hoop. It only took ten minutes. The last-minute project was born out of a…

How to make friends when you’re new in town

I have to start all over again next week. We’re moving from North Cornwall to a village near Falmouth. I have one friend there and…

The great unhoming of home

We’re all feeling uprooted at the moment. We’re living in a kind of limbo. Someday – hopefully soonish – we’ll be uprooting our family from…

Eight truths about selling your house

We’ve just sold our house. It took eight days. I’m still in shock. We’ve just found a house to buy. That was even more nerve…

Confessions of a houseplant virgin

Yesterday I bought my FIRST EVER houseplants. Here they are: three string of hearts and an ivy, having a drink in the kitchen before finding…

The big reveal: hallway heaven (ish)

Last month you saw the utter hell that was our hallway. I hope it made you feel good. I hope it showed you there is…