Nottingham has so many amazing makers, artists and independent businesses and I always look forward to any kind of event in which they all get together, whether it’s a craft fair, market or open studios. But when I spotted a post for A Lammas Gathering on Instagram I knew I had to get in touch because it was going to be something really special.
So after all the promises of doing a better job updating the blog, parenthood got in the way. I’m pretty sure that those of you with kids already were secretly laughing at my naïve optimism. Like sure I’ll do it; when she’s asleep, which is like… oh yeah never, unless, of course, there’s an appointment to keep or I’ve paid for some expensive baby group somewhere.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Green Haus Plant Shop and Ottar Chocolate. I’ve been a regular visitor to their pop-ups across Nottingham and have featured both of them on the blog quite a bit. So when I heard that they were both going to be setting up permanently at the Nottingham Contemporary, I couldn’t wait to go down.
It’s been soooo sunny in Nottingham! But don’t moan too much about this mini heatwave we are having, give it a couple of days and no doubt we’ll be back to the ‘is it/isn’t it going to rain’ summer lottery that’ll have you in and out more than the ockey cockey as you gamble on how long you can leave the washing on the line.
It’s only the beginning of summer, so hopefully there are lots more ‘perfect weather’ days to come. Last weekend we headed out for a picnic in the park – a great way of getting out of the house for the day with minimal cost and if you’ve got kids then there’s lots of open space and fresh air to tire them out. Here’s my top 5 picnic spots in Notts: Continue reading “My Top 5 Picnic Spots in Notts”
It’s that time of the year again where you might get roped into taking part in the office Secret Santa. It’s all ok if you end up with a good gift but let’s face it you probably need to start practicing your fake laugh/smile for when you get gifted several items of unicorn themed stationary that you can’t possibly take to your quarterly forecasting meeting!
Hidden gems… I literally hate it when articles label anything as a hidden gem when it really isn’t. I read so many articles on social media nowadays that claim to list the ‘5 best hidden gems in Nottingham’ and then go on to list a load of places that sure ain’t hidden. Continue reading “Nottingham’s Hidden Gems: White Rabbit Teahouse”
Today we decided to nip up the road to Southwell, we haven’t been for a while and last time we were there for a trip to the garden centre so didn’t really get to explore the town.