Having decided on all the things I wasn't going to spend on over Christmas (advent calendar, 12 days of Christmas gifts, expensive diary etc) that left me some money to buy books (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!) and I mentioned one
that had dropped a few pounds secondhand on amazon before Christmas
which I'd ordered. Miki reminded me to mention it.
It was this, by the writer of Down To Earth blog. Her books were initially only published in Australia
Apart from The Simple Home, some other books have been added to my shelves in the last three months, several were Christmas gifts.
The illustrations in this one below are beautiful
Plus, of course, the mystery book by Alison Uttley, that arrived before Christmas.
Thank you to friends and family (and good old amazon) for all these additions to my library.