5 easy ways to make your home and life a little more autumnal

5 easy ways to make your home and life a little more autumnal

Light an autumn scented candle. I find that with the shorter days and darker evenings, something as simple as lighting a candle can add instant cosiness to any room. Just make sure the candles you choose are made from non-toxic wax such as beeswax, coconut or soy wax. Standard wax candles can release harmful toxins [...]

The first days of autumn

The first days of autumn

What does autumn mean to you? To some, I suppose, it means the end of something warm and happy. Perhaps the end of summer holidays or the end of shorts weather. It might make you think of the autumn of one's life, impending finality or even slight regret. I have never looked at autumn this [...]

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake

September is the beginning of pumpkin (and Great British Bakeoff!) season and what better way to start feeling all warm and cosy than with my Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake and a cup of tea! Ingredients •3 eggs, lightly beaten • 125g dark brown sugar • 225g sifted self raising flour • 75g olive oil •1tsp [...]

Healthy(ish) Pumpkin Spice Latte – an autumn favourite!

Healthy(ish) Pumpkin Spice Latte – an autumn favourite!

I hate to admit it (as I try to eat and drink as healthfully as possible) but I really do love pumpkin spice lattes. I mean really love them. Autumn just isn't autumn without them. But they're an expensive habit and contain very high amounts of sugar as well as "natural flavourings", which, let's face [...]