HOMEMADE & NATURAL ADVENT CALENDAR

Homemade & Natural Advent Calendar on Geoffrey & Grace

Tomorrow is the first of December, the beginning of Winter, and the first day that Bailey will open her homemade and natural Advent Calendar. The seasons have shifted once more, and our mornings have been magically frosty this last week – they have had us reaching deep into our pockets in search of mittens, and wrapping up in our soft scarves.

I’ve managed to make time to finish Bailey’s natural Advent Calendar just in time for her to open the first little brown parcel tomorrow morning.

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INSPIRED BY NATURE: A.S APOTHECARY

A.S Apothecary on Geoffrey & Grace. Photos by Susan Bell and Emma Lee

I am really excited to introduce you to my next guest in the ‘Inspired By Nature’ series. This lady is a traditional apothecary, a distiller, plantswoman and a therapist. She has had a really fascinating life and I have loved hearing more about why she does what she does. Having just opened a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop and therapy room in Lewes, East Sussex, I wanted to find out what led her to this point in her life.

I hope you enjoy reading her story. She has some wonderful insights into how nature can support and provide, in terms of self care. If you would like to live more in tune with the rhythm of the seasons but aren’t sure where to begin, then read on, she offers some brilliant advice.

Please welcome Amanda from A.S Apothecary….

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DREAMS OF A SLOW AND SIMPLE HOME

slow and simple home on Geoffrey & Grace

I have had a really strong desire of late to create a slow and simple home. It’s something that I have gradually been working towards since we bought our house, but recently the craving has been much stronger.

I want to be able to look around our family home, and feel calm. I also want to take pleasure, and notice the lovely things we own. Where as in reality, after much sorting, I am still distracted by the clutter and mess.

Back in March I completed the ‘30 day minimalism game‘, and wrote about ‘My Idea of Minimal Living’. Seven months later, and over 600 items lighter, things are better, but we have still not managed to completely ‘slow our home.’

I have been reflecting on why this is? What have we learnt so far on our simple living journey?  What has worked, and what hasn’t? Finally, what do we need to do in order to reach that dream of having a slow and simple home.

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MONTHLY VOICE OCTOBER

Monthly Voice October on Geoffrey & Grace

Just like that, October is gone and November is here with its wintery winds. Soon the trees will be completely bare and all the colour of Autumn will be gone.

It was this time last year that I sat and wrote the very first Monthly Voice. I can’t believe that twelve months have passed, and here I am again thinking about what filled our days during October.

Here’s what we’ve been loving, and where I have found some inspiration this month…

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SLOW LIVING FOR LIFE OCTOBER FAVOURITES

photo by @tete_de_linoth for #slowlivingforlife October Favourites

Photo courstey of @tete_de_linoth

Wow! There are over 4,700 photos in the ‘slow living for life’ gallery. Thank you so much for joining in.

Here are the images that I particularly loved this month. You can see all the other wonderful photos that are being shared in the gallery here.

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