The Shepherds Barn is the definition of ‘off the beaten track,’ nestled secretly on the side of a hill somewhere in the middle of Somerset’s Mendips. That meant that the man and I got to really stretch the Landrover’s legs getting to this little retreat- driving through Dorset, into Somerset and through some proper fields.
It was magic.
I don’t need much convincing that green = good. Spaces in my home are dotted with aloe vera, cactuses, flowers from the garden and cuttings from the wild. But plants in the home take management, and if looking after living things usually ends up with dead things a few weeks later for you, I totally get how house plants would be a serious no no. You can learn the tricks of keeping plants alive though and, the benefits of having them around are more, well, beneficial than you might think! I’ve collected a handful of reasons as to why plants in the home are good for you…
A change of season always feels as if it is infused with a kind of magic. Whether it’s the myths and stories that surround each season change or what is happening in the skies and with the stars.
Whatever it is, summer seems to be the most loved and magical of all. We beg for summer to knock on our doors; today’s your lucky day folks, she’s here.
The taxi driver taking me to Knepp Wildland Safari told me I was lucky enough to be in the county with more trees per acre than any other.
Desperate to be out of the city and taste fresh air that fact he shared with me was enough to keep me content. Then I arrived at Knepp, thanks to Canopy & Stars, and my happy radar went up a notch.