about me

 '"Ice Cream" whispers Clara, and her voice cracks' ~ Helen Dunmore 

Welcome to my blog! I'm Elizabeth, but do call me Liz. I'm born and bred in the Lake District, in the north west of the UK, a girl with synesthesia but deeply affected by ME/Chronic Fatigue. I learn through blogging, Buddhism, being creative and forest living, and save little pockets of energy to commune with nature, create, collect and be old fashioned. I'm inspired by nature, ghosts, dusty places, Grimm's fairytales, the Pre Raphaelites and romanticism. I love creating beautiful spaces, 19th century flair, and basically anything cute or romantic. I harbor a childlike fascination as to how people did things a hundred years ago 

A Little House in The Lakes
At age 19 it was a miracle to find out I was pregnant, and come May 2015, we welcomed little baby Oscar in to the world, two weeks early! The experience was so surreal and there is nothing more heartwarming than playing with this little sugarplum - and seeing all his little smiles and giggles! In February 2015, we moved in to our tiny rose garden flat. In August 2017, we bought our first home, with woods, fields and a beck outside.
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 '"Ice Cream" whispers Clara' -
Is a vintage flair loving lifestyle blog, rebooted in July 2015 after the birth of our first child. It is a place for everything romantic, chic and beautiful, with beauty reviews, pretty dresses, old fashioned gardens and adventures with our baby. The funny name is inspired by my love of Helen Dunmore's short story 'Ice Cream' and her writing as a whole. Fancy collaborating, enquiring about something, button swap or saying hi?

Contact me at icecreamclarablog@gmail.com. Nice to meet you!