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The February theme for the aquietstyle hashtag was harmony, and as always the entries were unbelievably beautiful.  I choose the favourite with the help of Katie Weiner, who very generously donated one of her hand-made necklaces as a prize.  Katie re-works vintage jewellery to make pieces that are totally unique, and as someone who owns probably more than I should of Katie’s work, I can tell you that everything she does is utterly gorgeous!

So here it is, our favourite, this perfectly harmonious entry from Poppy Barach.  Thank you for sharing Poppy, and please get in touch about your prize.

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Hello Again


Hello again, it’s been a while.  So long in fact, that I’m not sure anyone will even read this, but for those of you that might, I wanted to explain my absence.

As you may know, I have been struggling with health problems for a few years, since just after the birth of my youngest daughter really, so nearly four years now.  It isn’t something I talk about much here because that’s not what this blog is about, however, I do mention it from time to time because unfortunately, it is part of my life.  I also feel that it is only fair to be honest, after all, real life isn’t all sunshine and roses.

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Spiced Apricot Upside Down Cake


Today, I am delighted to introduce Nicky Clinch.  Nicky is a Certified Macrobiotic Nutritionist, Counsellor and Chef who loves to empower others in their relationship to food, their lives and within themselves.  She has very kindly created a recipe just for us, and it fits perfectly with the season.  Given my current dietary requirements, it is also grain, dairy, egg and nut free.

And just in case you were wondering, yes, the day I allocated to take these photos was practically devoid of light, roll on the 21 December!

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