DIY – Upcycled chunky rope necklace

Years ago I was really into bangles. Thin or chunky (I didn’t discriminate), I’d never leave the house without a selection of bracelets dangling from my wrists. Bohemian-style arm candy was my trademark look. However, as I went from dissertation-writing at university to keyboard-typing in various offices I learnt just how impractical bangles are in … More DIY – Upcycled chunky rope necklace

Links to Inspire

A couple of things across the world wide web that have inspired me this week. Wonderful libraries I really enjoyed reading (and re-reading) this love letter to libraries. I’ve always loved being surrounded by books. I would get frustrated as a child if my mum gave away my favourite books. I started building my own … More Links to Inspire

Pitta Pizza

Pizza is probably one of my favourite meals, but one that I don’t make very often. Realistically, after a long day at work, I’m not going to ‘quickly’ knock up some dough to satisfy a craving. Pizza dough is easy, but quick it is not. You need to give the yeast time to work its … More Pitta Pizza

“Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor” by R. D. Blackmore

  Synopsis (via Amazon.co.uk): Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor is an historical novel of high adventure set in the South West of England during the turbulent time of Monmouth’s rebellion (1685). It is also a moving love story told through the life of the young farmer John Ridd, as he grows to manhood determined … More “Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor” by R. D. Blackmore