Something Old, Something New

Jewels? A car? Vintage glassware? What gets passed on in your family? Perhaps it’s something less material such as the colour of your eyes, a distinctive laugh or a love of dodgy 1970’s comedy. What about traditions? Family traditions come into their own at Christmas and I love them. Wonky cardboard box with ancient tree decorations? Tick. Slightly burnt fruit…

An apple for teacher

After seven glorious weeks of lazy days, happy children (and parents!) and fun-filled trips our children are now back to school. It’s lovely to see the children rush to see their friends in the playground and eagerly file into school for another year of learning and fun. It seems to me that right now, in August, when the new school…

Spring Fever

It feels like it has been a long time coming this year, but spring is finally here. There are flowers blooming, the kids are playing outside and I’ve enjoyed more than one cup of tea al fresco. I love this time of year, when the earth starts to warm up and everything looks considerably more verdant from my window. We…

Ain’t No Party Like an Ethical Party

Unless you’ve been in space for the past couple of months it’s highly probable that you’ve been aware of the discussions both by politicians and on social media about single-use plastics and the need to reduce our reliance on them. Plastics are making their way into our soil, our oceans and our wildlife and, thanks in part to David Attenburgh’s amazing series Blue Planet 2 (BBC), the…

Hello!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to introduce Badger Belle to you. This is not only our first blog but also our first website. Let’s start with a potted history… It was way back in 2011 that we created our first string of bunting to celebrate the birth of the child of a dear friend. Giving something handmade…