Have you ever needed to pull together a simple supper or starter which was sophisticated and subtle, but which took no time at all to fix up? Because if so, this recipe is for you! It uses store cupboard ingredients, is quick and easy to make, is fragrant with lemongrass, spiced with chilli and freezes … Continue reading →
Strong, sturdy and romantically inclined, this table tugged at my heart-strings on first sight. Made from green oak and carved with lines from my favourite poem, The Eve of St Agnes’ by Keats and made by Marnie Moyle, it is one of my most prized possessions. Standing out in all weathers, twisting and shrinking with … Continue reading →
“Get in touch with your inner hippy” The hedgerows in Devon are full of the scent of Elderflower blooms, those magical mille fiori blossoms which speak of Summer and blue skies. Time to make Elderflower Champagne! It’s easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients. Go on; get in touch with your inner … Continue reading →
It is 5 a.m and I am hanging out with the Sparrows under the eaves of my house. I want to see the view that this friendly colony of birds have from their terraced eyrie, so I climb as high as I dare and hang out of the window. Their nests are inches above my head … Continue reading →
My first ‘Black Beauty’ Poppy blooms and my cries of excitement must have woken the whole neighbourhood! I pick it in celebration of its dark, sumptuous, movie-star glamour and to bring a shot of drama to my dining table for a special supper for friends tonight! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Sturdy, stocky and weather hardened; Farmer Crocker gives me a wave as I pass his Farm gate. Plump and rosy hued heathers bloom where he stands and a thought crosses my mind- do we become to look like our plants in the way that we become to look like our animals? Farmers in my village whose … Continue reading →
Animals make sweet, enduring and sometimes surprising choices when it comes to the friends they choose to hang out with. Here, I capture a phone snapshot of Josef, one of my cats, on a rainy Dartmoor day with his pal, the vintage toy Scottie Dog. All kinds of animals build little communities together which enrich … Continue reading →
I live in the Dartmoor National Park; a 368 square mile area of moorland, which is rich in myth, folklore, legend, and stories connected with elves and pixies. These tales have been handed down from remote forebears who firmly believed that the forests surrounding their villages were filled with magical creatures such as fairies, elves. … Continue reading →