Happy New Year – 2017

“January is the quietest month in the garden… But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean nothing is happening.  The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall … preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come. “

Rosalie Muller Wright, Editor of Sunset magazine.


8 months away from this blog space, and it’s too easy to feel like nothing tangible is happening, or hasn’t done for a while.  Actually so much has happened (in some ways, too much)…and IS happening, & I really don’t know where to start?!

We’ve had family loss, love, birth (our gorgeous nephew) and marriage (my sister and then best friend…hurrah, I got to be bridesmaid twice!) all in a matter of months. It’s been busy to say the least…

So my biggest wish for 2017 is calm; time to heal, nourish and to enjoy everything we’ve created up until now.

That, and we’d love to share with you all about our simmering kitchen extension. It’s been a year in the planning, and we’re just at that scary stressful stage; all in and nothing to show for it!

But that’s all set to change in the coming weeks.

I’ll nip back to share inspirations, plans and of course some more recent pics of the rest of our home; albeit all shifted around to accommodate a ridiculous amount of insulation boards (Mr T went ahead and ordered pretty much ALL the building materials pre-January to avoid the price hikes; I’m just so grateful he has a good relationship with our local builders merchants and they’ve agreed to hold onto most of it until needed!)

So, until then…

Be gentle on yourself; it’s January, and (for this hemisphere at least) it’s quite naturally the time to hunker, hygge and hang low.

Just remember…

..just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean nothing is happening.

Love J x



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