I’d originally hoped to share a bit more of our new home done up in Christmas finery this year, instead here’s a look at our living room all done up for Christmas, even though all three of us are curently tucked up on the sofa in cosy Redbubble fleece blankets.
Dark academia at Barter Books, Alnwick
Barter Books is one of the largest second hand bookshops in Britain and everything that a second hand bookshop should be. Housed in Alnwick’s old railway station, it’s a bibliophile haven.
Autumn colour at Cragside in October
If you’re planning to visit Cragside, now would be the best time as the autumn foliage is still in its full regalia in Northumberland.
A wander through the Enchanted Castle
I fell deeply in love with the ruined orangery at Gibside. The tall brick arches with the overgrown garden within was like something out of The Enchanted Castle – my favourite Edith Nesbit novel.
Winter wonderland up in the moors
When you grow up in the tropics, snow is the most impossibly magical thing. As a child I used to pretend that the clattering chunks of early summer hail were soft, whispering snowflakes instead.
As November draws to a close, I must reluctantly bid goodbye to autumn. All the leaves have been blown off the trees now but I was just in time to capture them in their final, most striking blaze of glory before the end.
I’ve been wanting to capture the heather in bloom for years now, but magical as it is, it’s also ephemeral, fleeting. This year we finally caught it at its peak.
Blue, blue, navy blue
Here is something I’d been planning to do for years, and that’s using machine dye to give some of my old, damaged but still very loved clothes a new lease of life.
What does a feminist look like?
I’m a feminist and this is what I look like. I embrace femininity and softness and it’s my deeply held belief that equality can only be achieved through the empowerment of all women.
Beamish Xmas family photos
We’d been planning to get some photos of us as a family for the longest time, and Christmas presented us with the perfect opportunity.
The Unicorn in Autumn
It’s no secret that I have a particularly soft spot for dark florals in autumn. It might not be groundbreaking, but a classic is a classic.
The Faye dress in Sandstone
Last week, I got the most beautiful Ace & Jig dress in the post and I’m just head over heels in love with it. This is the Faye dress from their SS19 collection.