Category Archives: Inspiration

Carols in Blakers and the Bloomsbury Group

We sung carols loudly under the trees without too much worry about being in tune.

Carols in Blakers and the Bloomsbury Group

We sung carols loudly under the trees without too much worry about being in tune.

The coming of Spring

As soon as I woke in the early morning I knew that something had happened.

The coming of Spring

As soon as I woke in the early morning I knew that something had happened.

Collecting: Book covers

The drive to collect. Big things, small things, old things, things – often objects – that give pleasure and sometimes have monetary value too.We have small collections of objects that fire our imagination – vintage toys, found photographs, mid-century textiles,

Collecting: Book covers

The drive to collect. Big things, small things, old things, things – often objects – that give pleasure and sometimes have monetary value too.We have small collections of objects that fire our imagination – vintage toys, found photographs, mid-century textiles,

Ten top tips to enjoy winter

Here are our top ten tips to not only survive but thrive in the chilly days of winter. We would love to hear your suggestions for winter happiness too. 1: Cook and bake delicious food – soups, stews, fruit crumble,

Ten top tips to enjoy winter

Here are our top ten tips to not only survive but thrive in the chilly days of winter. We would love to hear your suggestions for winter happiness too. 1: Cook and bake delicious food – soups, stews, fruit crumble,

Favourite things and their story: Curious Facts 1905

Curious Facts is a small, faded book. I think it must have come from the house of one of my aunts and uncles when we packed them up before sale. It smells strongly of perfume. I’m unsure when the bottle

Favourite things and their story: Curious Facts 1905

Curious Facts is a small, faded book. I think it must have come from the house of one of my aunts and uncles when we packed them up before sale. It smells strongly of perfume. I’m unsure when the bottle

Busting winter gloom

We have lost count of the number of folks who have told us they are sad and out of sorts with Christmas over and winter winds whispering around their ears. We keep a pile of newspaper clippings which help us

Busting winter gloom

We have lost count of the number of folks who have told us they are sad and out of sorts with Christmas over and winter winds whispering around their ears. We keep a pile of newspaper clippings which help us