(photo Rebecca Lupton)

Hi, I’m Java and welcome to my blog,  I currently live in Manchester, UK with my partner Jon and our son Gryffin.

I started this blog years ago when we gave up our flat, sold all our belongings and moved to the South of France to find an adventure. We found plenty of adventures, I opened an Etsy shop selling vintage treasures I found in rural France and blogged about the small holding we had settled on.

Now back in Manchester, I no longer sell online (I keep it all),  we only grow herbs and flowers in the little pots in our back yard and instead of daily walks around the valley with the dog we ramble out to the Lancashire hills with friends, but I still take endless photos of our home and day to day life… Welcome to my scrapbook/diary of these days.