Start the new year with lavender shortbread – January’s free wallpaper

January is a month of reflection and new beginnings, it is a time to be thankful for the year past and to look forward to what will be in 2017. Even though you may have overindulged during the festive season, it does not mean that there isn’t room for a little treat. We hope this month’s… Continue Reading »

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A festive wallpaper for your screen this December

Few things say Christmas quite like a decadent pavlova does. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this dessert adorns many a festive table over the holidays, and rightly so. This month’s wallpaper should get you in the...

Allow your senses to be overwhelmed this spring with September’s free wallpaper

So it’s official, spring is here and we can definitely feel it in the air. The sun is rising earlier and setting later, and slowly but surely, big, heavy coats are being shifted to the back of the cupboard. This...

Enjoy life’s little pleasures with August’s free wallpaper

We have reached that point in the year where you find yourself closer to the joys of spring and the promise of warmth. Meals become lighter and fresher, the sun gets warmer and stays up longer and the world seems...

4 things not to do when hosting your Christmas in July party but why you should do it anyway

One of my absolute favourite things in life is learning. No matter whether you flopped the cake recipe or invited more into your life than you could handle, there is always richness in retrospection – appreciating what did and didn’t work. So...

Easy self-saucing chocolate mud cakes in your Le Creuset mugs

Some mugs’ sole purpose is a vessel for your favourite hot brew. Yet other mugs can be your best companion when you’re craving any kind of comfort, be that a cup of tea, hearty winter soup or a decadent dessert....

How to have the best winter and why this way is such fun

The way we see it, there are two ways to tackle winter. The first way, much embraced by the masses, is to grimace out the window, wishing away the palette of grey and lashings of rain. This way also involves...

Monochromatic moods for a free wallpaper for July

In the bloom of spring and summer, our senses are overwhelmed by fragrant aroma and vibrant hues. Now that we once again find ourselves in the darkest, wettest throes of winter, I notice myself discovering the textured layers in the...

Canning and preserving for beginners

One of the things I first learnt about my husband is that he loves apricot jam. But not just any apricot jam, specifically his mother’s. You see, growing up, his mom had been the type to make homemade jams, jellies...

Mull things over with a free wallpaper for June

A cinnamon infused pot of red wine simmering on low heat, clove studded orange halves bobbing around like inebriated, little lady bugs and a crackling fire – two of my favourite things about winter. Traditionally mulled wine is a festive drink,...

Get a cozy choux in with a free wallpaper for May

You draw back the curtains, freshly brewed coffee in hand, and stare at the moody grey scene. Going outside may well be an adventure but the warmth indoors beckons you back into the kitchen where a different kind of adventure...