Hello, I recently started a group focused on Lagom (balance is the best word to give its ‘vibe’). It’s perfect for all those who love Hygee or those who are simply looking to make life more simple and appreciate the little things as being the big things mentality .
Lagom Group HERE
I’m all on board with this as I love these things, and simplicity and home comforts are one of my favourite things, although not a minimalist at all I am very good at clearing clutter generally and I love to organise things and make the most of them where I can.
Continue reading Lagom – Declutter Eight Top Tips challenge, for WhimsyandCosy Group.
I have been busy baking with the help of my trusty Kitchen Aid and a bit of CREATIVE INSPIRATION, to make a lovely (I hope, it’s in progress as I type,… raising on the kitchen table in the sun shine)… Turmeric and Cheese Loaf
I put my creative hat on metaphorically speaking and thought about WHAT would add a small delicate kick to what is a VERY LARGE batch of dough that I have created this morning in the kitchen, while overlooking my frosty garden on this cool day outside.
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Lemon Bread… Hmm… I may have created a whole new ‘thing’ here with this recipe. Having been inspired by the fact in the Zozie household we are cutting back a GREAT DEAL on sugar, I set out to create a sort of cake/bread that relied upon the tart tasty lemon to bring a sweet zing to our taste buds. I want to share with you the recipe what was created.
We already didn’t eat that much sugar but with a bit of a requirement to cut back on sugar, it leads to more and more creativity in the kitchen at Zozie’s, and luckily I do love creativity. – as many of you regularly reading may know, (seeing as my book and journal club link HERE and article about it Here – used to have a cooking thread, an art thread, a making something thread – the only reason it doesn’t now is I created a craft/art club as well – join Here and read about it Here Plus see some results Here!
Anyway, back to the task in hand, we have established I love creativity, and so I set to work making a lemon treat to be a HEALTHY snack.
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You don’t usually associate garden centres with being a destination aim at Christmas, but if you take the time to visit this particular one – Whitehall Garden Centre, you will find you want to go back year after year.
To say Whitehall ‘go in’ for Christmas is a bit of an understatement, it really is so much more than the image of a garden centre at this time of year.
Anyone for choosing what is surely thousands of tree decorations? want to choose Christmas lights to string along your house? fancy seeing a Reindeer? … YES… you heard me right, a Reindeer… Fun for every age here.
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Well, with a title for the site such as WhimsyandCosy , I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share with you some ideas, to help if you have the holiday shopping to do.
Some people are harder than others to buy for and some gifts are suitable for so many people, some gifts for just one or two people you know, or even just the one!
Either way I have traveled around my home looking about over the past month, getting ideas to demonstrate to you that buying gifts is driven more by feelings and knowledge of likes, more driven than things that aid a comfortable life, or that make people laugh.. than anything.
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Oh how I enjoyed this little wander around the little village of Lacock, it is in England in the south.
Often used for period dramas on television and movies because it is so pretty and old fashioned… with quirky buildings and interesting streets… it’s a LOT of fun to go for a stroll there.
Lacock, Love that village, it is popular tourist haunt as although small it has movie history (Harry Potter to Jane Austen) and it quiet, relaxing and calming in my experience. It does get busy at the most likely tourist times and seems to have tourist presence year round but it has a quality that generally charms.
Continue reading Lacock – Wander through this English Village