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..... We make
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Three children *** Two dogs *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That's us!

We've been blogging since January 2010.

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Just a thought….

"A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe."



Thank you….

  • Louise Houghton Fantastic. I often am in a state of indecision regarding our black refuse bag. We always burn a lot in the winter in the Rayburn... 23 Apr
  • Kim Carberry Ahh! How lovely! It sounds like you have had a fab week. That church looks fantastic. Well done x #WotW 21 Apr
  • Anne How lovely that you have had time to re-charge. It sounds like you've had a lovely week. I love your daughters church, very creative. #wotw 21 Apr
  • The Reading Residence Your analogy about recharging is so true and I've never really thought of it like that before. Food for thought. I love looking round old... 21 Apr
  • Stephanie Robinson What a fabulous post - and a gorgeous quilt - and yes hindsight, it gets us every time but great advice in this post -... 20 Apr
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"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

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 We blog about crafts, cooking, science, books and days out. You’ll find posts about places to go in Somerset, Bath and Bristol areas.


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I would love to work with you

Saying all that, I really would love to work with you! I love to write about products that I feel passionate about and add real-life context. I know photos can convey a message in seconds, so I aim to post up the best photos I can to tell my story. It takes time, but I think it’s worth it. I also like to share on Twitter and Instagram.

I only work with products (and people) that I believe in.

I only write about subjects/products that I want to share with others.

I am open to sponsored posts, product reviews and giveaways.

Long term campaigns – Brand Ambassador

The product must fit with the general theme of this blog site.

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sock and lavender

The sock book was a longer project. I chose to make a pair of socks from the book and then give them away as part of a competition. As I knitted, I shared my progress, with photos, on the blog. As they say, the proof is in the pudding. The book was not only a coffee table book, but a craft book too, and I gave it plenty of exposure on my blog, with multiple posts and link ups to fellow knitters.

camper van shirt matching frontsThe VW Camper van fabric caused quite a stir, and even three years later, it still is one of my most searched for creations. Through my creativity, writing and photos, I was able to show my readers the kind of garments they could make, with, of course, a link to the company. In terms of brand exposure, I showed how easy it was order fabric online.



magnetic marble run build

The marble run, using magnets, became a real hit. It has been pinned and searched so many times over the last four years. It combined creativity and science.



Dork Diaries book reveiwMy children love to get involved in the blog too. Including reviewing books. They bring a fresh voice to all the products.

making an articulated hand Amazing magazine

Showing how the product can be used. Especially true of any craft activities or science experiments.



kitchen garden book and beansThey also get involved in the products I review too. Combining books, cooking and gardening, really is a family affair.

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There have been cases when people lifted my photos and words, and used them without credit to me or asking permission first. Using them for their own commercial gain. I have now added a level of security to deter people from doing this. Apologies to people who do play nicely. If you would like to use any of my photos, please contact me.

Copyright notice:

All my words and photos are copyrighted to me. They cannot be used for commercial benefit by anyone else. If you would like to use any of them, then please ask me first and don't just take. Written permission only. Don't pass my words, photos or ideas off as your own. It's not nice.