We’re on the move. After nearly 12 years in Peckham it’s time to say goodbye.

I want to remember this house. It’s been my home and sanctuary, it’s the only house Harper and Ivy know! We’ll be very sad to leave but I know we’re ready for it.

When you live somewhere a long time you get to know every nook and cranny. Where you like to curl up and read a magazine, where the light is best in the morning, maybe just a view through a window. I’ve decided to try and record some of my favourite spots around the house so I don’t forget them. I want to remember how much I love this house.


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I was totally inspired by the Great British Bake Off last week to make some macaroons, they were all over everyone’s biscuit stacks! Now I seriously LOVE macaroons and I thought how hard can they be? We’ll these little mouthfuls of joy took two goes to get right. But they were worth it.

I picked a recipe from Nigella’s ‘how to be a domestic goddess’ book. The first batch came out way to thin they were like biscuit crisps, I realised I needed to whisk the egg whites until they were super stiff. Once I’d cracked that though these were easy to make. Sorry Lauduree but I think I’m going to save myself a fortune.


What happened to our indian summer? I thought I was ready for autumn but I seem to be desperately hanging on to open toes…. Good thing we’ve got our yearly Ibiza pilgrimage coming soon. Heat sun heat sun heat sun. Yes please.

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It’s that time of year again. The Peckham Fete rolls into town tomorrow, Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm.

See you on the Rye for the dog show, book stall, warm beer and of course a slice of cake.


There’s another new addition to the Peckham coffee scene…. The Cinnamon Tree Bakery!

Housed on Peckham High St in an old corner pub they’ve nailed the Amsterdam coffee bar feel perfectly. And I have to say they do a mean flat white and some killer cookies.


And WOW they also do ice cream sundaes. My prayers have been answered.

Welcome Cinnamon Tree Bakery


I wasn’t looking forward to it getting colder and the nights getting longer… Until my new Ganni boots arrived. Check out these beauties! Hurry up Autumn. I’m ready for you.


from www.castleandthings.com.au




Take one plain ikea planter. A roll of masking tape. And some white paint.

Put them together and you’ve got one cool garden planter*

*i think!


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