On a wintry afternoon, when the air is fresh and crisp, I like to gather the outside in.
To wrap gifts using brown paper, string and sprigs of greenery.
To make simple wreaths by the light of subtly scented beeswax candles.
And, once I have finished, to warm my slippered feet by the fire.
Photographs and words by Melanie Barnes writer, photographer and blogger at Geoffrey & Grace