Several weeks ago some friends of mine hosted/attended what looked like a ridiculously amazing workshop with this lady and me being an estimated bazillion miles away, decided to channel my fomo into a festive solo cutting sesh. For everyone else who have missed-out, here's how to make your own entry level paper wreath.Read More
Is that the most wonderful time of the year I smell in the air?
I've always loved all things Christmas (I honestly listen to carols all year long) but as I suspected it would, the season feels especially epic to me this year. And I intend to make it live up to the feeling by doing all the things: go ice skating, drink mint Baileys, pick out a Christmas tree (or at least a branch), go twinkly light hunting, wear hideous matching jumpers and hopefully get snowed on.
It's a bit of a bummer to think we'll be missing our usual family gatherings but at the same time it's nice to do something new and start some traditions of our own to add to the older non-negotiable ones like making the famous family trifle. Or still calling it a trifle when it has long since morphed into an entirely different beast of a pudding.Read More
Hello autumn, I guess.
Being on the opposite side of the world for an extended time to where I've lived in my entire life, the topsy turvy seasons have me dazed just a little. I mean how do you ever get used to a 9.30pm sunset? Or being invited to moonlight cinema in August? Hydrangeas popping up in June? Madness.
Summer was a bit of a strange one this year, for these obvious reasons and more. I can't say that it didn't get hot here, but I missed the HEAT. The endless kind that makes sleeping impossible, long sleeves or jeans unfathomable, and slushies a requirement. The kind that makes you crave winter. In many ways the last few months have felt like a drawn out spring and my body is still waiting for the main event to happen.Read More