Pretty Book Covers

Now then m'dears, you may or may not have noticed that my existing set of Kindle books have got pretty new covers, in order to create a vintage patchwork of titles I hope will look adorable on your bookshelves as soon as I get around to creating paperback versions... The plan was to create a cohesive collection of my legacy titles, before my new batch of books are published lat[...]


The Girls

I received the most gorgeous collection of birthday gifts from all my lovely people: from the Penhaligon Scent Library, to business books, (I do love a good business book!), this little book of cosy joy, a rather divine box of Rituals tea, flowers, crystals, a necklace, violet cremes (of course) and the loveliest, personalised box of 365 date night suggestions from Ste. I was in s[...]


The Fragrant Minute – House and Home

"Who built this house?" "'Twas I," said Man. "My brain conceived the perfect plan. My muscles worked with wood and stone". Then, asked The Spirit, "You alone?" "Yes I," said Man, and smiled with pride. "Its joists are strong: its beams are wide; its windows face the south - tis best; its walls have stood keen Winter's test; its furniture is solid, good; of English oak, well-season[...]


Sunday Poetry – Kitchen

I remember this as her kitchen, the one room in our house where no one questioned my mother's authority— her cast iron pots bubbling over on the stove, cracked tea cups  in the sink. How I hated the difficult oven always hanging off its hinges, so loose a clothes hanger rigged it shut, gas range whose flames leapt beneath fingers when I turned [...]