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Just one of the things I'm loving about the summer holidays. Being able to say yes instead of 'maybe later if there's time'. Because they have the BEST ideas and we really did need apple cake and warm almond milk today. Comfort food at it's best 🙌 Though of course we wouldn't need it if the sun would come out of hiding 🙏🌞
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What are you loving so far these holidays? Inspire me! -
#childhoodunplugged #summerholidays #embracingtheseasons #onmytable #natureinthehome #bakingwithkids #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #slowmothering #nurturethemothers #slowlivingforlife #theslowlivingretreat #seekinspirecreate #momentsofmine #waldorfinspired #waldorfhome #applecake #sgiew

Dear weather..I know we talk about you all the time but you really do affect the mood. Like right now I'm all out of sorts. I know we've had a lovely stretch of sunshine - and I'm so grateful for all the beautiful rays and days you've given us, but couldn't you just shine for a few weeks more? Just while the kids are off school and folk have camping trips planned??? We promise not to moan about you and we'll soak up every beam with a smile.

. . . To celebrate the first year of launching her online store - '&MEAD' - Susannah (Mead) has given away one of her items...and I've been so fortunate to have received the most luxurious of scarves - certainly the poshest thing in my wardrobe! (as well as an extra gift, swipe to see it)
. . . A silk and cotton hand loomed, hand dyed, scarf...the softest, silkiest fabric I've ever had nestled around my neck...crafted by British designer, Beshlie McKelvie.
. . . This lovely shop sells all sorts of gorgeous gifts and items for the home (there's a sale on!), and when you have a minute, pop over to @and.mead - a feast of beautifully styled photographs.
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#andmeadstore @beshliemckelvie #beshliemckelvie #asecondofwhimsy #bodenbyme #stillswithstories #memyselfandportrait #countrystyleloves #mycountrysidetonic #suffolkcountryside #calm_collected #beautyofstillmoments #getoutdoorsmore #fridayfacelessportrait #holdthemoment #thatvelvetfeeling #ofquietmoments #calmversation #ofsimplethings #thathyggefeeling #aslowmoment #myquietbeauty #lovelyairylove #todaysgoodthing #oftheeveryday #inasoftlight #mystoryoflight #theslowlivingretreat

This weekend and nowhere else. House jobs can wait.
#myhomevibe

Evening all. If you want a distraction from the election I have written a post about why I think Slow Living is for everyone and why I have created 'The Slow Living Retreat' which is a free e-book that is launching next week. For me, Slow Living has always been motivated by my well-being. ✨🙏✨ To find out more and to sign up, see the link in my profile. #theslowlivingretreat #slowlivingforlife

{When a friend shares her gorgeous white peonies with you} I'm holding on to this calm moment and look forward to reading 'The Slow Living Retreat' by @geoffreyandgrace which is launching next week {link in her profile} Have a wonderful weekend! 🌿#theslowlivingretreat

Good morning! How I love my living room and the play of light of the trees on sunny, windy #morningslikethese ✨ I wish I could stay right here the whole day.

My girl's gone off to a parish playground group with her friends, so I'm enjoying a slow morning with a moment to myself; reading, listening to music and tea while gearing up to do some yoga and baking later today. What are your plans for the day? How might you be able to make it slower?

#booknerd #bookstagram #calm_collected #mystoryoflight #mymagicalmorning #theslowlivingretreat #goodmorning #simplethings

All those packets of paper napkins, wrapped in plastic! We're now using linen (and cotton) napkins daily, not just high days and holidays. It's lovely to use our napkin rings too (both my husband and I have our Baptismal Napkin Rings, and Lottie has her newer, shinier one!) #scrumptiousideas #notoplastic #scrumptiouslife #scrumptiouskitchen #notoplastic #plasticfreejuly #reducereuserecycle #everydaydelight #theslowlivingretreat #smallsteps #livinglifesimply #simplejoy #daysofsmallthings

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. . . To celebrate the first year of launching her online store - '&MEAD' - Susannah (Mead) has given away one of her items...and I've been so fortunate to have received the most luxurious of scarves - certainly the poshest thing in my wardrobe! (as well as an extra gift, swipe to see it)
. . . A silk and cotton hand loomed, hand dyed, scarf...the softest, silkiest fabric I've ever had nestled around my neck...crafted by British designer, Beshlie McKelvie.
. . . This lovely shop sells all sorts of gorgeous gifts and items for the home (there's a sale on!), and when you have a minute, pop over to @and.mead - a feast of beautifully styled photographs.
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#andmeadstore @beshliemckelvie #beshliemckelvie #asecondofwhimsy #bodenbyme #stillswithstories #memyselfandportrait #countrystyleloves #mycountrysidetonic #suffolkcountryside #calm_collected #beautyofstillmoments #getoutdoorsmore #fridayfacelessportrait #holdthemoment #thatvelvetfeeling #ofquietmoments #calmversation #ofsimplethings #thathyggefeeling #aslowmoment #myquietbeauty #lovelyairylove #todaysgoodthing #oftheeveryday #inasoftlight #mystoryoflight #theslowlivingretreat

{ The Feast of July }
...I picked up this book for a few pence, falling for its faded, crumbling dust jacket, though not shown - (and don't tell me you don't judge a book by its cover too)...and how I've enjoyed it. I confess I've never heard of it, but if you like a 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' sort of tale, then you'll love this...written in the fifties, set in the 1880s.
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#theyearinbooks #todayfrommygarden #thefloralseasons #justbefloral #thathyggefeeling #myfloralmonth #flowersandotherstories #botanicalbits #mymagicalmorning #booksandbotanicals #bookishhygge #bookishflatlay #theslowdowncollective #aslowmoment #curated_nature #simplenaturefinds #inasoftlight #mystoryoflight #theslowlivingretreat #thestilllifecollective #serendipitystyling #bookishallure

#Repost @niki.at.the.cottage (@get_repost). Oh this made us very happy this morning, thank you Niki and Ali - we LOVE this photo Niki!!
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#repost @niki.at.the.cottage🌱You never really expect to win anything when you use a hashtag do you, but lo and behold, I have! And it's a whopper of a prize too...a three day supply of colourful soups, with nuts and seeds, full of organic goodness. 'Pep & Lekker' have cleverly designed a most delicious package to simply, and completely, nourish and cleanse your body.
🌱Many thanks Ali @incredibusy for #sgiew_nourish (so good in every way @sogoodineveryway) and Very Special Thanks to @pepandlekker, for the most amazing, huge box of brilliantly packaged food - I am truly enjoying them.
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#ofsimplethings #theslowdowncollective #kinfolktable #scrumptiouskitchen #serendipitystyling #myflatlaysandfinds #aslowmoment #appetitejournal #thathyggefeeling #theslowlivingretreat #slowandsimpledays
#myquietmoment #ofquietmoments #aslowmoment #styleonmytable #slowdownwithstills
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🌱You never really expect to win anything when you use a hashtag do you, but lo and behold, I have! And it's a whopper of a prize too...a three day supply of colourful soups, with nuts and seeds, full of organic goodness. 'Pep & Lekker' have cleverly designed a most delicious package to simply, and completely, nourish and cleanse your body.
🌱Many thanks Ali @incredibusy for #sgiew_nourish (so good in every way) and Very Special Thanks to @pepandlekker, for the most amazing, huge box of brilliantly packaged food - I am truly enjoying them.
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#ofsimplethings #theslowdowncollective #kinfolktable #scrumptiouskitchen #serendipitystyling #myflatlaysandfinds #aslowmoment #appetitejournal #thathyggefeeling #theslowlivingretreat #slowandsimpledays #seekinspirecreate #myquietmoment #ofquietmoments #aslowmoment #styleonmytable #slowdownwithstills #slowlivingforlife #wholeheartedliving

Picking all the sweet peas
I have listened to Monty Don, and picked all my sweet peas, as tomorrow I am off on holiday to the Brecon Beacons.
I am going to be completely off grid - no electric or wifi - so I won't be posting, and look forward to seeing what you have all been up to when I get back. I have packed sketchbooks, lots to read and insect deterrent, so I should be fine! I hope to return refreshed and full of new ideas.

The morning light is always the most beautiful ... Good morning! ☀️🌱 A luz da manhã é sempre a mais bonita... Bom dia! #mylifeinpictures #goodmorning #gm #morninglight #natureisbeautiful #sweetpotato #inside #mygreenlife #slowliving #viverdevagar #lovesimplethings #friday #almostweekend #photography #nofilter #theslowlivingretreat

I know...not vegetables or trees...but one out of three isn't bad. And don't you just love it when author's names reflect their subject...
EDIT: I didn't know there was an actual name for this! 'Aptronym'...thanks to clever clogs @mossandstoneuk x
(a broken tomato stem from my neighbour)
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#ofsimplethings #theslowdowncollective #kinfolktable #scrumptiouskitchen #serendipitystyling #myquietmoment #myflatlaysandfinds #aslowmoment #appetitejournal #thathyggefeeling #theslowlivingretreat #bookflatlay #slowandsimpledays #91magazine_paperlove #a_sill_life #curated_nature #simplenaturefinds #bookishflatlay #penguinpaperbacks #vintagepenguinbooks #domesticforaging #penguininstagram #booksandbotanicals

Hmm.. I could go into a metaphor of a bridge and the water and the flow of things in life that we can't always and shouldn't always control, but I'm totally lacking the creative presence of mind to pull that one together at the mo! 😝 So it's really just a bridge. And I'm just a mother who doesn't really have a clue what's going on right now but it's ok because while I stood here loving the beauty of the water combing the 'juicy water weeds' (Tyrannosaurus Drip anyone?) a few feet away crouched my little love chatting to the mummy ducks, imagining which of their ducklings he'd be if he changed into a duck and I'd just had brunch with a beautiful friend and there was an afternoon of sports day ahead and, you know what, I may not have all the answers I'd like today but I DID have a good Tuesday. And that's ok with me ☺️💛
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Thank you again for all the lovely heartfelt comments on my last post. They are so appreciated 💛
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#honestmotherhood #nurturethemothers #slowmothering #theslowlivingretreat #freeupmyinsta #slowlivingforlife #myslowmorning_ #pocketsofslow #sgiew #momentsofmine #livethelittlethings #seekthesimplicity #seekinspirecreate #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodalive #motherhoodrising

Evening all. A bit buried under house renovations at the moment. They're is dust everywhere! Here's a corner of the kitchen before I started sorting and sanding the floor in the breakfast room. Also super happy to have written a piece on the art of slow living for the @thelinenworks Summer 17 book. You can get your copy via the link in my profile. It's full of inspiring articles and their beautiful linens. There's a little glimpse in stories 💙 #slowlivingforlife #theslowlivingretreat #theartofslowliving

Nothing like a weekend morning an oasis. Still and quiet, space to clear my head, put things back in order, make a map, plan the next move. That's my weekend thing, what's yours?

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