2014 is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and it’s Remembrance Day in a few days. We’ve been really moved by some of the stories we’ve seen in the media throughout the year. Those of the soldiers, their wives and other family members; through their letters, photographs, artworks and keepsakes.
The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance so we’ve put together this little collection. We’re planning on getting some of the wild poppy seeds to seed-bomb locally as our own memorial.
We don’t have children and our young nieces & nephews don’t live nearby. That means that we’ve never really got into the swing of Halloween. But then we thought – what about a grown up Halloween? Surely adults are catered for!
Well, what do you know? We are! Along with the expected ghoulish and witchy fancy-dress costumes, we found a few fab things to make an over 18s Halloween soirée go swimmingly.
It was National Wool Week here in the UK last week and to celebrate, the Campaign for Wool launched their Interiors Collection. “A curated edit of over fifty wool interior pieces, including a selection of specially commissioned items.”
Sometimes the bathroom is the only place you can get time to yourself – especially if you have a dog like ours who parks himself outside the door and waits for you to finish!
My dad will kill me for saying this, but he had (and perhaps still does) a daily routine that involved a cigarette, the newspaper and the toilet. We didn’t get driven to school until this morning ritual had been completed. I have a similar regular habit, but mine involves a glossy magazine, a glass of wine, tea lights and a bath.
In both our cases, one of these bathroom magazine racks would come in very handy. One just stores reading material and handily hangs from the cistern. All the others are multifunctional, being receptacles for two very different types of paper.