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Hermit is on Holidays

Morning all!

So I have decided to take a couple of weeks in lieu to survive school holidays without the pressure of any blog deadlines.

Things are a little mental in my neck of the woods at the moment. We are nearing completion of the first stage of our home renovation which is so exciting! We just love watching as our ideas are made into reality, and you must know that I am just chomping at the bit to get decorating on the interiors. Alas, a mountain of paint tins will demand my attention before I can get my interior decorator hat on. Maybe I’ll post some pics once we are all complete if you are keen to see…

Also considering applying to go on “The Block”, have you heard of it? It is a renovation / reality tv program that I have been a little obsessed with since it began. I love the idea of renovating, giving new life to a building with history, quirks and character. But who applies for a renovating program whilst in the middle of their own home construction?! I can’t decide if I am a renovation junkie or if I just have a couple of screws loose!

Anyho, normal blog posting will be resumed in a couple of weeks.
Till then, cheerio!


Sounds on Sunday – Snow Patrol

And to cap off Snow week on Hermit how could I go past this song. An oldy but a goodie! Enjoy…
Sounds on Sunday – Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol


There is nothing more welcoming than the crackle and warmth of a fire when you arrive home on a cold night. It instantly draws you near to defrost those fingers and thaw out that chill. Fireplaces come in so many different styles that there really is one to suit every taste and style of decor.
Functional, decorative, ornate or minimal, here is a selection that I think everyone can warm too…

Forest for the Trees

Aren’t these Log Bowls by Loyal Loot fun?

The rough, natural exterior is contrasted with the high gloss finish of the acrylic paint on the interior. Available in a range of sizes and a great selection of colours, they look just brilliant grouped together as a mass display.


Keep things frosty in your home with the help of the very unique Mistral light by Moooi.

A creative design that meshes a pendant lamp with a ceiling fan, and that stands out with its contemporary colour scheme. I love the pop of yellow on the blades! And since you can control the Mistral via remote, you can sit back and literally just chill.

The Hermitage – Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort – Zermatt

Soon my week of snow will come to a close, I may be left a little battered and bruised from the experience, but not deterred. So I have found a nice snow retreat for when my skills allow me to explore beyond the beginners slopes, how is this for a ski lodge! Plus, rumour has it, fresh powder is A LOT softer to land on….

The Hermitage – Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort – Zermatt