New Things for Spring!

Here are my favourite new things to prettify your home and palette this May! From the best loose leaf tea (and the perfect tea set) to my new Aspinal passport cover, get ideas for your Spring home!

daffodils in a wateringcan on a red chair

grow wild seeds

Spring Blooms

There’s nothing like a bunch of blooms to add a refreshing reminder that summer’s round the corner! Back home, our kerb sides are overrun with daffodils come April so I picked up this bunch of mini bulbs for £1.50 on a street stall and popped it in a little watering can to get a little bit of the countryside into my new London pad!

As for outside, these free wild flower seeds from the Grow Wild initiative are perfect. Just sprinkle and wait!

British loose leaf tea camellia's tea room turkish apple tea and fortnum and masons black tea and cinnamon apple tea with strainers

loose leaf teas

cute vintage sixties midcentury yellow and white striped tea set

Time for Tea

Coffee? No thank you Mr Barista, it’s all about Tea for me! I’ve always been one to have a healthily stocked tea cupboard but none of this whole ‘wishy washy purple water’ malarky! I like proper chunky blends that I can tip out myself and sniff from giant jars in Fortnums!

My current faves are Turkish Apple from Camillia’s Tea House in Kingly Court, Cinnamon Apple black tea from The Tea House in Covent Garden and a lovely Breakfast Tea from Fortnum & Mason. Novelty tea infuser at the ready!

Sainsbury's easter paper waffle balls decorations

next home ombre candle and marks and spencers hand wash minatures

Spring touches for your Room

Its Spring cleaning time and when I’m not scrubbing the kitchen cupboards, there are objects to collect and display on my new shelves! I’m still in the midst of sorting out what goes where in my new room but that doesn’t mean I can’t start collecting! Candles and fun things like these waffle balls can be tossed in a corner and still look pretty. Easy least Spring room update!

innocent smoothie and sainsbury's chocolate hot cross buns easter
Springtime Treats

Easter may have been last weekend but that doesn’t stop me eating hot cross buns, especially when they’re chocolate favoured! When the sun’s shining and tea takes a back seat I’ll be sipping smoothies with extra goodness thanks to innocent’s super smoothies.

colourful cooking equipment procook

Get Baking

Want to make your Spring treats a little more social? Set a date, invite your friends round and get whisking that pancake mix! If you don’t know what to bake, get inspired by my crazy burger cupcakes and enter my cook book giveaway!

My general life rule is if something mundane can be bought colourful, you’ve got to get it! This adorable mini frying pan abides by that mantra perfectly and these heart shaped cups will make any American recipes extra fun to make!

aspinal passport holder

aspinal leather pink passport cover

Travel Buddy

Doesn’t Spring time just make you want to travel? Take me away! I’m even more itching to get my feet off the ground now I’ve got this Aspinal passport cover in my drawer. It’s a luxe update after my plastic case fell apart and in pink lizard print leather, grosgrain ribbon and my initials stamped on the front, I’m jet-set for life! Next stop – Gothenburg!


Chair – Out There Interiors / Watering can and hand wash set – M&S at London Design Outlet / Seeds – GrowWild / Tea – See above / Waffle decorations – Sainsbury’s / Ombre candle – Next / Hot cross buns and paper plate – Sainsbury’s / Smoothie – innocent / Mini frying pan and cups – Various shops at London Designer OutletPassport case – Aspinal of London / Nail varnish – Barry M and Jessica / Scarf – Liberty


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  • cassandre May 2, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Your passport cover makes me want to get a brand new one too!

  • Fran Beaton April 24, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Can’t even deal with how amazing those chocolate hot cross buns are.

  • Ekaterina April 24, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Adore you blog, you sunny and bright pics made my day!)

  • Victoria April 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Great post!! I love the flowers! 🙂


  • Rachel April 24, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Are not the new Innocent Smoothies fantastic! They sent me vouchers to try some too, and I find they are great to sip between meetings when I’m out and about and I have a busy day.

  • allie April 23, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Love the Waffle paper balls, I got a bunch of those for my wedding decorations. That is so pretty 😉

  • Loreal April 23, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    I’ve had the urge to bake recently! I think this post has furthered my desire. Time to get cooking! <3