Hygge is about intentional living. Those of you know me, know I like to cook and eat. This year our garden produce has enabled me to intentionally connect with it’s yield. I have been more mindful during kitchen preparation, cooking, and eating and it’s meant so much more.
I’ve always fancied foraging for wild edible plants. I have berries at the allotment in the plot and in the hedgerow. I like them because they don’t always require preparation and cooking and, added to vodka or gin they are amazing. It would be great to find nuts and mushrooms too. Our world really is…
In my collection of children’s books there are some well thumbed Beatrix Potter books. One story is about an impertinent squirrel who goes by the name of Nutkin. He is always getting into scrapes with Old Brown owl. I recall he is particularly fond of acorns, stashing them for winter food.
My favourite flower is the Auricula. The Hellebore is next in line. I love the colours and the mystery that comes with this flower. Some call it the Lenten Rose or the Christmas Rose. Not a Rose actually but from the buttercup family. It has over the years been shrouded in mystery and witchcraft. Much…
We’re going back to play with the fairies today to look for fairy toadstool rings. Where to look:on light soils in mixed woodland and heaths among birch, pine and spruce. They’ve been there since late summer and will be until the first frosts of winter.
Welcome to my 2020 Advent KAL—short for knit-along—I’ve decided to bring this forward to Thursday 5 November given the impending lockdown. I’m hoping it will be something to help us all look forward!
‘The proof of the Winter Wreath is in the hanging’ to put a topical twist on a very old proverb.