Autumn baking for Great Little Trading Co.

Autumn baking for Great Little Trading Co.

I’m not sure if you know this or not but one of my day jobs is writing and editing the Great Little Trading Co. blog, Make A Happy Home. Think gorgeous, family-friendly interiors, behind the scenes sneak peeks at photo shoots, interviews with so many interesting people, lots of lovely styling inspiration and a ton of craft ideas.

The importance of being lazy

The importance of being lazy

Do you know, it seems that I have forgotten how to do nothing. Not just forgotten, I'm almost in fear of doing nothing. Or of doing very little. Kicking back and focusing on something simple, relaxing, or even simply sitting and thinking, or perhaps not even thinking at all. I can't remember how to do any of those things anymore.

The Art of Coorie and the beauty of MagicLinen

The Art of Coorie and the beauty of MagicLinen

A couple of weeks ago, I was sent the most beautiful book to read, The Art of Coorie: How to Live Happy The Scottish Way by Gabriella Bennett. With dreams of one day retreating to a cabin in the heart of Glencoe and with a fondness for fairisle and a wee dram, if every there was a country I’d turn my back on Wales for, it would be likely be Scotland. And coorie, the Scottish art of deriving comfort, wellbeing and energy from wild landscapes and convivial interiors, seems to provide the heart and soul that I’ve always found missing in ‘hygge’.