Spring Zingers: A Herb-Infused Cocktail Party

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Spring is here! The flowers are not quite in full bloom, but the herb garden is definitely looking happy… and what better to do with the longer evenings than to enjoy a few deliciously herbal cocktails in the garden?

I’ve put together five simple cocktail recipes featuring rosemary, Greek basil, thyme, lemon balm, and mint. They’re fruity and beautifully aromatic – perfect for inhaling the fragrances of spring! – not to mention very pretty to look at. They’re perfect for barbeque season and beyond.  Continue reading

Easter Treasure Hunt: Chocolate Eggs & Bunnies

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This week we ventured out to Hampstead Heath on a blustery day for an Easter Treasure Hunt! Despite the wind and drizzle we had a lovely afternoon, and we were rewarded with some glorious sunshine too. As you’ll see below, the set-up is very simple, and you don’t need access to a sprawling wildreness like the heath. Instead, you can host your own Easter Egg Hunt in a local park, in your back garden, or even inside your home! All you need is a few lengths of contrasting, colourful ribbons to mark the path (one colour for each participant or team). Each colour has its own route, but all colours lead to the same final destination where a grand prize awaits…for whoever gets there first! You can add clues to help participants find the next ribbon marker. Around the halfway mark, we laid out some Chocolate treats and funny little characters for participants to meet along the way… Continue reading

Mother’s Day Brunch: Flowers, Wellies & Paper Hats!

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Today’s blog post was inspired by…a hat! As a primary school student, my son made me a fabulous paper hat as a Mother’s Day gift. It’s blue, enormous, and covered in candy-coloured flowers. The hat is a special childhood keepsake, and a very appropriate inspiration for a Mother’s Day Brunch, don’t you think? With the hat in mind, I created a display revolving around pastels and candy colours, fresh spring flowers, and DIY decorations made from paper. Today’s post features gorgeous products from Anthropologie and Designers Guild, not to mention Hunter wellies and paper goodies from Roger la Borde. Scroll to the bottom for shopping links and ideas. Continue reading

Teacups and Hyacinths: An Afternoon of DIY.

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In winter I find myself craving two things: A  nice hot cup of tea, and a jolt of spring colour. Today’s post is a very simple DIY project that combines the two. However, Before I dive in to this project I have to issue a warning: If you’re precious about getting your teacups – quite literally – dirty, look away now! Continue reading