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The Seasonal Swap

The Seasonal Swap

My very, very favourite month is almost upon us, and although September has a terribly special place in my heart, there is no doubt that the shift into any new season whether it be Autumn or Spring, has its own challenges in terms of necessary changes in mindset, self-care, domesticity, food, routine and ritual. And…

DOMESTIC DEPRESSION

DOMESTIC DEPRESSION

The house is booming with anxiety. Booming I tell you. Finley is about to jet off to Paris and he is having absolute horrors about the entire matter. There is much to worry about. His first trip on an aeroplane after a lifetime of panic attacks at the very idea. The fright of the noise…

Domestic Situation

Domestic Situation

Domestic Situation Maybe you’ve heard about this. Maybe not.A man came home and chucked his girlfriend’s catIn the wood chipper. This really happened.Dinner wasn’t ready on time. A lotOf other little things went wrong. He spatOn her father, who came out when he learnedAbout it. He also broke her pinky,Stole her checks, and got her…

Project September

I do believe that it might be well documented that I love September. I love it with a passion I usually reserve for violet cremes. It is after all the loveliest of opportunities to shift gear, fall into a frenzy of blissful and oh so very rewarding homemaking escapades and if we are feeling that…

Housekeeper's Diary

Housekeeper's Diary

In the garden the purple speckled strands of whatever it is growing out of the blue watering can have tangled themselves in gorgeous knots through the fretwork of the old iron chair on which the watering can rests. They are as one now. A muddly marriage I dare not part. In the house the fridge…

Fallow Season

Fallow Season

You have astonished me with your kindness. Your patience. Your loyalty. And above all the gentle advice so many of you have dropped into my inbox. Advice I have been mulling over, turning this way and that and threading into the tapestry of my tomorrows. How lucky I am to have so much wisdom at…