A SLOW FAMILY LUNCH: FOR THE LOVE OF LINEN

Why a slow family lunch is becoming a tradition in our house and why it’s one of the simple things that recharges me for the week ahead.One of my favourite things to do at the weekend is have a long, slow, family lunch, where we gather around the table, get to spend time together, and enjoy home cooked food.

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Stories from France

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When your family is spread around the world it can’t help but alter what being together feels like. Once or maybe twice a year, if we are lucky, do we all get to exist under the same roof for a day or two, and back in July we had a whole week of family time.

Even though July’s vacation seems a long time ago, the memories are lasting, and I still carry the essence of our time together. I hope when Winter comes, and the sun seems far away, I will be able to close my eyes and transport myself back to our Summer in France. If not, I have this to remind me…

Stories from France…

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MONTHLY VOICE AUGUST

Monthly Voice August on Geoffrey & Grace

August has been as sweet as peaches. Full of long days, where the sunlight lingers late into the evening and the heat hangs in the air.

I love Autumn, but I always find the summer hard to let go of. If you read my last post, you will know why particularly the start of this September was always going to be tricky. But, before we get lost in this month, here is the ‘Monthly Voice for August’ featuring what we’ve been loving and what has captured my heart this month…

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a magic moment – nature therapy

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Back in Wales during September, we had a magical moment on holiday. Something happened that changed the course of our day.

We were having an awful morning, full of frustration and toddler tears, and an encounter with a beautiful part of Snowdonia National Park completely shifted all of our moods. It was as if the time spent amongst nature had a profound impact on us. Does nature have a therapeutic effect on our well being? And is there even such a thing as nature therapy?

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styling the seasons – April

styling the seasons - april

April means two things to me. As the Easter holidays fall during April, it always reminds me of spending extra time with family. It’s also the time the magnolia trees blossom. Here on the South Coast of England there are about 3-4 glorious weeks, when I get to witness the magnolia buds appearing, opening and then the petals gently falling from the trees. It’s one of my favourite things of the year, as suddenly the trees burst into life and colour.

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