Slow Tea Moments

Slow Tea Moments

Despite a hazy forecast for the weekend, this morning has been full of sunshine, spring florals and one happy mood. A glorious slow start to the day like this called for one thing only: a cup of loose leaf tea, quietly brewed and served in a pretty teacup. I’ve written about the calming process of making tea before and …
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Embracing Blissful Mondays

Embracing Blissful Mondays

Between saying goodbye to two wonderful days of rest and the reality of life back on our minds, the word blissful is not often associated with Mondays. However, the first day of the working week doesn’t have to live up to its traditionally melancholy name; with a few small additions to this otherwise ordinary day, we can start enjoying …
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Happy 1st of December!

Happy 1st of December!

With sudden drops in temperature and whispers of snow, winter has arrived unexpectedly and I’m not quite ready for it. Every year, the months around this time feel shorter and shorter, like the days turning to dusk mid-afternoon. Having embraced autumn for longer than usual this year, I can’t help but feel like I have missed out on …
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Taking it Slow This Autumn

Taking it Slow This Autumn

Autumn is that beautiful time of year that is both magical but also often forgotten about outside of the blogosphere. The focus seems to be on the few days around Halloween and then all of a sudden it is the countdown to that specific time in December, the name of which I am trying very hard not to utter for&…
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A Memory from Durham

A Memory from Durham

There is something particularly peaceful about making a cup of loose leaf tea. It makes the process slower, in both the physical and figurative sense, and somewhat more special. For me, it always resurfaces memories of my time in Durham a couple of years ago. Living in a crumbling house on the cobbles behind the cathedral and studying in a …
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First Feelings of Autumn

First Feelings of Autumn

With September in full swing, the autumnal feeling is in the air and I, for one, cannot wait for those grey cloudy days and knitwear weather. Evenings huddled by the fire, the sound of heavy rain hitting the roof, and an abundance of chocolatey treats, which always taste more delicious in the colder months, are just some of the things&…
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