Warming butternut squash soup for bonfire night

I love the excitement of bonfire night –amazing fireworks, writing my name with sparklers, wrapping up warm, the smell in the air. It’s a real marker in the year – a celebration of the end of Autumn, with a chill that reminds you that winter is just around the corner. Every year, around this time, I start pinning warming soup recipes on Pinterest and promise myself I’ll cook myself some, but it never seems to happen. But with a new commitment to eating more veg, I’ve decided that making soup is a must so I sought out a tasty-looking butternut…

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Styling the Seasons: November flat lay

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” November’s Styling the Seasons challenge was a little bit different to usual. Teaming up with Emily Quinton from Makelight, this month it’s all about the seasonal flat lay. Now I have done a few flat lays (images of things laid flat, shot from above) on Instagram, but it’s not something that I…

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October video round up

There’s some exciting video news I can’t wait to share with you soon – half term and a nasty bout of tonsillitis has rather messed with my video mojo but I’ll be returning to YouTube soon with some fun-packed (and informative, of course) videos shot from home. I can’t wait to get filming again. If you have any subjects you think I should tackle in one of my vlogs or a burning interiors question or debate you’d like my take on, do let me know – I always love hearing your ideas and suggestions. In the meantime, you may have…

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Styling the Seasons: October

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” Ok, so I’m cheating a little because these shots for this month’s Styling the Seasons aren’t taken in my own home, but it was our home-away-from-home for three days back at the beginning of October when we stayed at Côté Bohème in Normandy. The first Instagram shot I took when we arrived…

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Styling the seasons: October

: Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you“ October. Unmistakably autumnal, October for our family usually means more time spent hibernating at home. More baking and crafts, the start of candlelit dinners as the evenings get darker, and finally accepting that the heating needs to go on. For me, October this year also means knuckling down to try to up my work productivity. Making the…

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