Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Little Women. Further Reading

  This new year everyone has been talking about the much anticipated new adaptation of Little Women starring Saiorse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh where director Greta Gerwig (Ladybird) brings a modern vision to the 19th-Century novel by Louisa May Alcott. The original story if you haven’t read it or watched the iconic 1994 version […] Read more…

All Good Things: New Inspiration

Hello friends! I haven’t written for a while and took a blogging hiatus of sorts. Aarya started school, we went on holidays, life got in the way… but here i am back now… It’s nice almost starting fresh again. I thought you might like to know what i’ve been up to whilst I’ve been away… here’s […] Read more…

Harry Potter A History of Magic at The British Library

I will preface this post by saying i’m no Potterhead – I read all the Harry Potter books many years ago and have seen the films, some several times but I have never had a movie marathon or own any merchandise… I am however an ardent admirer of JK Rowling’s work and how her writing for children […] Read more…

July Musings: Things To Read, Watch and Do

For those of you who follow my Instagram you will know that today our family is off on our big Brooklyn summer holiday! However burglars beware – we are taking part in a house swap, so the lucky swapper will be staying at our home in East London whilst we are away. Because I’ll be […] Read more…

New Book! Ladies Drawing Night

The subject of this post (if you are a lady or even if you are not) should hopefully send a thrill right through any latent creative tendencies you have – and if you are reading this blog I assume you do. Ladies. Drawing. Night. What a gladdening vision those words conjure up. The Ladies Drawing Night […] Read more…

New Book! The Making of Home

“In 1900, a young girl in a strange land was asked by a resident why she wasn’t content to remain in their ‘beautiful country’, but instead longed to return to the ‘dry. grey place she came from. She was astonished. She wanted to return there, she said simply, because there was ‘no place like home’ […] Read more…

A New Look for Waterstones!

Earlier this week on my way back from the Heals Modern Craft Market, I walked down the busy main drag of Tottenham Court Road with my eyes darting all about the place as usual – trying to drink in the ever-changing landscape of retail on that side of town. Tottenham Court Road has never quite been […] Read more…

New Book! The Crafted Garden

I hardly dare say it, but I can feel the cosy tendrils of Autumn creeping up on us… And with the season brings occasion to hunker down at home and craft. And with this new book brings occasion to craft with flowers… The Crafted Garden by Louise Curley landed on my desk this week promising the wholesome […] Read more…

Something for the Weekend: Rosa’s Thai Cafe: The Cookbook

I’ve had a love affair with Rosa’s [Rosa’s Thai Cafe] from the very first day I stepped into its happily crowded and steamy doors in the heart of Spitalfields on a winter evening five years ago. I was meeting friends for a long overdue catchup after work but downtrodden with a cold, wasn’t feeling my best. As I shrugged […] Read more…

New Book! The House Gardener

For anyone that follows me on Instagram, you will have noticed that I have been a little preoccupied with arranging succulents of late. It all began when I visited the new Ace Hotel in Shoreditch and spotted beautiful arrangements of cacti and succulents of all varieties potted in single vessels creating sculptural displays [see first […] Read more…

Penguin Bloggers Night 2014

Swiftly becoming a highlight in my yearly calendar, last week I attended the 4th annual Penguin Bloggers Night. Held as usual on the lofty top floor of Foyles Bookstore in Charing Cross, the evening serves as a showcase of the publisher’s key books for that year with a programme of notable authors reading excerpts from […] Read more…

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