Fabric of my Life.

Tag: Books

A half-year in books.

I’ve been promising a big book review post for several months now and finally, here it is! The only real resolution I made for myself in January was to read more, since I didn’t really have the headspace to read that much last year. I’m not going to lie, it’s still a bit of a struggle – not to carve out the time to read but being able to fully focus when I do – but I’m definitely getting much

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The lockdown diaries.

Wow, a lot has changed in the past few weeks, huh? I hope you are all staying safe and positive at home, and are managing to find ways to navigate this ‘new normal’ as best you can.  Things are so topsy-turvy at the moment, but while doing something as seemingly normal as writing a blog post feels a little strange, it’s actually the best way for me to remain connected to ‘normality’ just now. All this extra time spent at

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A novel approach.

It may have been a slow start here on the blog this year (- hello first post of 2018!), but it’s actually been all stations a-go behind-the-scenes. I spent a lot of time over the festive break organising my thoughts, plotting and planning content and thinking long and hard about what this space should be offering, both for me and for you, my dear readers. There will be a few changes around here over the next few months, with far

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Returning to Earth.

Have you noticed that pottery seems to be having a bit of a renaissance just now? I’ve come across so many people recently who’ve excitedly told me all about their new evening class obsession of throwing a pot on the wheel at a local craft centre (yes – really!), and everywhere I look I seem to discover another beautiful handcrafted crockery design that turns my head..   It’s a trend that a good friend of mine, Katie Treggiden – formerly

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In good company.

Long dark winter nights and a bitter chill in the air? IMO, there’s nothing better than coming home in the evening, shutting the world out and curling up on the sofa with a good book in hand!   While fiction is usually my go-to, this Autumn I’ve been inundated with beautiful non-fiction books that speak to the current trend for Scandinavian hygge and entertaining stylishly at home, both things I intend to do far more of now that I have

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Dreaming with open eyes.

Typical British summertime, eh? No sooner than you get used to the idea that we might actually be having a proper summer this year then around rolls a right ol’ wash-out of a weekend to dampen your spirits.   That said, with the heavens pouring down outside and no reason to venture further than your sofa for your weekend downtime, comes the perfect excuse for a Sunday afternoon of pure escapism in your own home that – for once –

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