How to make your own pom pom placemats. Pinafores and Peonies blog

How to Make Pom Pom Placemats

So this year we are hosting Christmas dinner for our whole family in a new house, since we finally have the space to do it! We previously lived in a very small 2 up 2 down end terrace, and could barely fit an extra two people in the living room let alone host Christmas dinner … Continue reading How to Make Pom Pom Placemats

My Tiny Best Friend

My best friend is pretty small. I think she is probably about as tall as a 30cm ruler. She is extremely hairy and pretty scruffy. She is blonde but has a LOT of grey hair, and sometimes she smells a bit like popcorn. You would be forgiven for thinking I was an awful friend, but … Continue reading My Tiny Best Friend

Weekend Wanders: Victorian Palm Houses, Artisan Markets and Robot Coffees

This weekend's wanders took us a short distance to Sefton Park Palm House. We are very lucky to have two beautiful Victorian conservatories in our Liverpool parks, the Isla Gladstone in Stanley Park and the Palm House in Sefton Park. The Palm House is particularly special as it houses a myriad of wild and wonderful … Continue reading Weekend Wanders: Victorian Palm Houses, Artisan Markets and Robot Coffees

My Cambridge Satchel: a love letter

My ultimate favourite bag for the weekend (and every day really if I'm honest) is my Cambridge Satchel. Oh, I have deep love for my satchel. I have always had a penchant for the more traditional things in life, including satchel style bags. I remember going to buy my first bag for University and wanting to really nail the creative student look, so I bought a brown corduroy satchel from Accessorize to go with my corduroy jeans, checked shirt and Converse (it was the early 2000s, guys!). There is something just so elegant and timeless about a satchel and that cute, preppy look.