Hidcote Gardens

In case you missed it, we started a new blog , Ice and Earth a couple of months ago. There a some new sewing posts, trips and even ‘guest appearance’ from Liz Hurley – so make sure to check it out!


2 Weeks Old.

I know I’m a couple of weeks behind, but over Easter we headed to Tom’s parents so that Freddie could meet some of his great grandparents, and enjoy lots of grandparent cuddles. I don’t think he got put down for about three days….

Tom’s Granny (pictured above!) is an amazing amazing knitter. She has single handedly produced the most incredible jumper collection for Freddie which we now have on display in the nursery. I am in awe of her talent – I have so little patience when it comes to knitting, I just get bored. I can’t wait until he’s big enough to be able to wear them!!

Without wanting to alienate a whole raft of readers, I’m thinking of putting together a list of all the baby things we’ve found really useful since Freddie was born. I know I struggled somewhat trying to work out what we actually needed – do you think it’d be helpful??


Blackberries in Richmond.


A few weekends back, we headed up to the utterly beautiful Richmond Park for a wander round and some blackberry picking. It was still lovely and warm and we had a great time mooching around eating ice cream. Although, we did end up walking all the way back home and my feet were ready to fall off by the time we made it back.

With mountains and mountains of blackberries though, we couldn’t fail to make blackberry and apple crumble the next day. Sundays complete with a roast and crumble has to come near the top of my favourite things to do of all time ever.








We’re big fans of Kew. Living in a flat with no garden does make you yearn for some outside space now and again (and with increasing urgency). As the weather has been so beautiful, quite frankly it’d be rude not spend most our time outside and so yesterday, we headed to the stunning botanical gardens.

If you’ve never been, I really recommend a visit. And even if you have been, go again! It’s so huge, I always feel we see a different part of it each time we go, and of course it varies massively between seasons.

The glasshouses normally win out as our favourite part, but this weekend we could only manage a speedy trip through – it was just waaay too hot. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever seen them have the windows open to maintain the correct temperature in the desert house!

Long live summer!












Guys! It’s almost the weekend! What are your plans?

Tom and I are headed to Mini Maker Faire on Saturday for a look around. We’re pretty excited, but not quite as excited as my Dad – my parents are down to see The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park. He’s been waiting for this moment for about 45 years…!

I’m hoping we’ll be able to make the most of the sunshine too. We spent most of last Sunday wandering around Battersea Park (which is beautiful by the way, I’m not sure how we didn’t know that already?!), so we need to scope out a new park for this weekend!

Have a brilliant weekend xx

I Made A Jacket.

What a productive weekend. Tom’s 3D printer is now built and functional and I FINALLY finished the minoru jacket that’s been sat cut out on my floor for the past 6 months. As the weather is more or less the same as it was 6 months ago, it didn’t seem entirely crazy to spend this weekend actually sewing it together. In July.



It has inside pockets and everything! I’m really quite proud of myself. Although if I’m perfectly honest, Tasia’s fantastic sewalong instructions did most of the hard work for me. I spent the rest of the weekend cooking, sleeping, spending my money in Monki and watching Sharpe – that’s about as good as weekends come. Except next weekend when I’m going wedding dress shopping – eeeek!!!


Hope you’ve had a good one? xx