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Before I met Dan I had very little interest in photography.  Whilst travelling I took a film camera (back then there was no such thing as digital – OLD!), so the process of taking photos and sending them off to be developed wasn’t a novelty, more of an…
Discover how to take great photographs, what camera to use and more at The Photography Show
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A few days ago I was shooting the breeze with Dan about how I would love to buy fresh, beautiful flowers each week to style for #natureinthehome.  Actually it was more like I was moaning about my lack of funds and how I NEED to have pretty peachy blooms…
Would you like to buy me some flowers? Pledge the price of a flower via my Patreon page.
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You may remember my recent posts about our back yard makeover. Well I am currently sourcing many zinc containers to plant up.  Worried that I may have missed the deadline for planting blubs, as most well-known bulb plants need to be planted in the autumn…
There is still time to plant up containers for Summer blooms. Dahlia's are on my must have flower list.
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Back in 1995, I left the UK to embark on what I thought would be a year out backpacking.  Young, carefree, I packed my huge rucksack full of travel guide books, packets of mosquito repellent and a tiny string bikini.  I was off, off on an adventure of a…
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It’s now the last week of January, and I am making plans for up coming sponsored posts, instagram collaborations and sidebar sponsorship. I have a few spaces left open for you to Advertise in February and March.  If you are interested please email me on…
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Perhaps there is a yearning of Spring here, or reminiscing of lazy summers spent in rose scented gardens of stately homes with faded grandeur. Floral wallpapers, old glasshouses, tattered lace curtains. During my Nana’s funeral, earlier this week, there…
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As promised a few weeks ago, I wanted to start a new series of house tours in connection with my link up #natureinthehome.  I thought it would be a lovely idea to show some of my favourite Instagrammers who regularly contribute to #natureinthehome…
Discover the beautiful home of interiors stylist Heather Young. Where she share's her love of #natureinthehome.
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Following on from January’s post of my four favourite instagram feeds. Here are my favourite places to while away a few minutes (or get lost for hours) this February. You know me, I am a sucker for florals, French architecture and wild windswept…
Four favourite instagram feeds to follow for February. Colour, tone, flowers and architecture.
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Happy February! This month I have teamed up with Ogetto Home, a gorgeous on-line home store. Oggetto (pronounced or-jet-oh) is the Italian word for object. The store was founded by Helen and Charlie Camm  who with a background in the creative industries…
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You may remember my post last week discussing my travel bucket list, well Croatia was up there in my European destination wish list.  A few of my friends have holidayed there over the past few years, and raved about the beautiful coastline and charming…
Travel Croatia. Once of my many European dream holiday destinations.
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  It’s been a full on week.  A weekend full of family visits, 40th Birthday celebrations. Then travelling Eastward to Hertfordshire to my dear Nana’s funeral.  Then home to celebrate Charlie’s 10th birthday. Emotions of extremes.  Sobbing openly in the…
Healing plants - to soothe emotions and allow my body to rest.
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My name is Lou Archell, I am a freelance writer, blogger, creative consultant and photographer, based in the brilliantly independent and vibrant city of Bristol, England. I specialise in writing about travel, lifestyle, family and the great outdoors.

I live here with my partner Dan and my two sons, in a small Victorian terraced house which is in a constant decorating flux.

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