Saturday, 18 January 2014


I have long been a follower of renowned English TV broadcaster, writer, cook, gardener and teacher 'Sarah Raven'.  Sarah is a presenter on BBC Gardener's World, writes for various publications as well as having produced numerous award winning gardening and cookery books.  An inspirational and passionate teacher, she also runs cookery, flower arranging, and gardening courses at her family home and farm 'Perch Hill', East Sussex.  Married to writer Adam Nicholson, the grandson of Vita Sackville-West, they divide their time between Perch Hill and 'Sissinghurst Castle' Kent. 

With a fabulous website with on-line shop, recipes, gardening advice and interesting articles, along with a gorgeous, inspiring seasonal mail order catalogue, it has always been a favourite choice for me when it comes to buying seeds, plants and bulbs, along with lovely things for the home and garden.

Linked to the Sarah Raven website, can be found their lovely blog 'Garlic and Sapphire',  created by the Sarah Raven team who have brought together a selection of bloggers from around the UK,  who are passionate about gardening, cooking, local produce and beautiful flowers. 

  You can imagine how delighted I was to be asked the other day to write a 'guest post' for 'Garlic & Sapphire', and even more so to now be invited to join their regular team of writers!  You can find my newly published post here, and I am looking forward to contributing regular articles on their lovely blog, about all things garden and kitchen related, with the addition of one or two other favourite topics too no doubt!

So when you have a moment, do hop over to the 'Sarah Raven' website and their 'Garlic and Sapphire' blog for some great inspiration for the coming season!

Wishing you all a very happy weekend!

Sophia xx


  1. Dear Sophia - Many congratulations! What a well deserved honor!! You are a gifted writer, and I'm thrilled to enjoy more of your work. Look forward to your piece for Garlic and Sapphire.

  2. Congratulations Sophia! Looking forward to read your guest post!

    Have a lovely Sunday!

    Madelief x

  3. Absolutely brilliant news to start the year Sophia. I am so pleased for you and know your posts will be the perfect addition to Garlic & Sapphire.