My Love Affair; with a Table and Keats!

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

Some Elderflower Fizz on Fabulous Friday……..

 “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

Saturday Special; my Black Poppy Blooms!

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!  

Flanders Poppies die where they fall….

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

The Dartmoor Pixies……

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