Mimi

  • A row of five blue bird silhouettes on the line of a stripy top

    A Top Transformation

    Before Christmas I was kindly given a pile of tops from a friend who was having a sort through her collection (and I really do mean collection, stripy tops are her trademark) and had some that were too big for her. I was really grateful for them as Bean is rapidly growing upwards, and as […]

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  • an open clear plastic case, containing 10 visible, smaller, plastic inner cases in different colours is open in the top left corner of the photo. Multicoloured packets of seed (sweetcorn, onions, parsnips and flowers) are next to the case, and it all sits on a scarred wooden table.

    Garden Planning 2023

    Late January feels bitterly cold, with snow still on the ground and new layers of frost that build upon each other with no relief from a thaw. It’s a time when I want to be out in the garden more as a new year is calling, but the cold this year is a painful one […]

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  • marmalade on a golden spoon, top down, with an open jar of marmalade in the background

    Homemade Marmalade

    Seville orange season coincides perfectly with the darkest, coldest days of winter here in the northern hemisphere, and the smell of bitter oranges and sugar bubbling away and filling the house with warmth is an antidote to the frosty mornings. I had never made marmalade before, but a post from Rekha’s Garden Kitchen somehow awakened […]

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  • We Are The Dreamers Of The Dreams

    Last year I decided to make what I decided was going to be my magnum opus in terms of the things I have or will ever make, and it was a Willy Wonka costume, of all things. It came about after a post on Twitter where people were asking what was the greatest coat of […]

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  • A Garden Of Our Own

    It is approaching the two year mark of when we got the keys to our own house, and with the house the thing that made us choose this as our home: the garden. Background: The Flat Until February 2021 we had been living for ten years in a rented flat. I don’t know if we […]

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  • Custom Hot Chocolate Sign

    I’ve finally finished the last of the Christmas projects. This one was a bit of a hangover project that ran into January. It was supposed to be hung with he rest of the Christmas decorations: this one on the kitchen cabinet above where Russell usually makes the hot drinks, but it was pushed out of […]

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