Hygge Book: Making Winter by Emma Mitchell

If you’ve spent any time in the world of craft blogs, nature blogs, Oh-I-wish-I-were-there blogs or mostly just blogs, the chances are you’ve come across Emma’s website, Silver Pebble. Emma is a craftsperson, designer, naturalist and deep thinker who lives on the edge of the Cambridgeshire fens.  I can’t even remember when I saw her blog first, via a friend’s recommendation, and her jewellery is … Continue reading Hygge Book: Making Winter by Emma Mitchell

Hibernation 2018: Curate my reading

To Curate Something: (especially on the Internet) to collect, select and present information or items such as pictures, video, music, etc. for people to use or enjoy, using your professional or expert knowledge to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: Isn’t curate a crazy word? With its roots in the Latin word for care, curating content has become … Continue reading Hibernation 2018: Curate my reading

A Self Care Christmas Day 21: Recording Memories Can be as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Do you keep a journal? I mean a diary where you write down thoughts and emotions? A record of events and more? Research shows that journalling can boost mood, health and more. It frees up expression, lets you vent emotions without fear of comeback, unless the source of you annoyances gets a look, and it lets you unburden your mind freely. I don’t know about … Continue reading A Self Care Christmas Day 21: Recording Memories Can be as Easy as 1, 2, 3

A Self Care Christmas Day 19: Indulge in some Seasonal Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy is the use of selected texts and excerpts to lift the mood. I never realised until recently that you can actually get training in it, like, be a qualified bibliotherapist. I thought that just came automatically with being a worker in a bookshop. I think we all have our go-to texts that lift our moods and keep us from falling too low. I know … Continue reading A Self Care Christmas Day 19: Indulge in some Seasonal Bibliotherapy

Self Care Christmas Day 15: Be Your Own Secret Santa

I am a mother of three. I think that needs to be said now. I love my children dearly, and never more so than at Christmas when giving presents to them and watching their faces light up when they get the very gift they wanted. It’s a good feeling to give. It’s harder to receive, though. So much of what we get given isn’t actually … Continue reading Self Care Christmas Day 15: Be Your Own Secret Santa

Self Care Christmas Day 9: Have a Little Women Christmas

Have you ever read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott? It’s one of my favourite childhood books, mostly for the fact that the main heroine has my name (or I have hers) and I longed to live in Orchard House in the mid-Victorian era. BBC have a new three-part adaptation on over Christmas, so do lookout for it in the schedules.It will be lovely to … Continue reading Self Care Christmas Day 9: Have a Little Women Christmas

Hygge Book: The Christmas Chronicles By Nigel Slater

You know when you get a book so good that you just want to stop life and read it? When you find yourself taking it everywhere with you and reading it every chance you get? A big giveaway that a book is that good for me is when I have it in physical form, Kindle and as an audio book. Well, Nigel Slater’s book this … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Christmas Chronicles By Nigel Slater