New year, new website!

New year, new website!

Happy new year, and welcome to our brand-new and very lovely website! We’ve made a resolution to make 2011 a year filled with loveliness, starting with our compliment-a-day screensaver. Just sign up, for free, and you’ll receive a new screensaver, direct to your desktop, every day, so that every time you turn on your computer […]

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Some people say January is the most depressing month of the year, but we think you can find little pockets of loveliness in even the most dismal winter day. Here are some of our favourite things about January: The crunch of frost under your feet as you venture out in the early morning. Wrapping up […]

Respect your elders!

Respect your elders!

We all know that elderflowers are the perfect ingredient for a delicious cordial, but did you know that they’re also believed to ward off witches — or to attract fairies? There are dozens of myths and legends surrounding the elder, its berries and its flowers. Over the years, they’ve been used in medicines to treat […]

The etiquette of thank-you

The etiquette of thank-you

As we all know, it’s far lovelier to give gifts than to receive, and one of the things that makes it so delightful is seeing the pleasure and gratitude on the face of your loved one as they open their gift. If you’ve been lucky enough to receive some lovely gifts this Christmas, don’t forget […]