Purple croci
Spring Is Sprung

Spring Is Sprung…?   Is spring sprung? It certainly feels as though it is. After the Beast from the East last week bringing minus degree temperatures, snow drifts, ice and…

Wicker heart
Chaucer’s Valentine’s Gift

Chaucer’s Valentine’s Gift Widely considered to be the spearhead of English Literature, Geoffrey Chaucer also gave us a Valentine’s Day gift centuries ago. Sometimes forgotten about amongst the bustle of…

Child looking across a lake
Mindfulness In Children

Mindfulness In Children One of the joys of being a parent is watching your children grow. Seeing them explore the world around them and take an interest in learning all…

Bright flowers
Five Things About Me

Five Things About Me I was tagged on Instagram to write five things about myself that you might not all know. So I thought I would share them here too….

Banish Blue Monday
Blue Monday

Blue Monday According to a formula publicised by Sky Travel back in 2005, Blue Monday is the most difficult day of the year when it comes to our nation’s mood….

Let There Be Light cover
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light I was delighted to learn recently about a bloggers’ photography competition hosted by Urban Cottage Industries. Photography has long been an interest of mine. Seeing the…

Sun rise over fields
New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me (And Why I Won’t Be Making New Year’s Resolutions) Happy New Year! I hope that you had a fun New Year’s Eve and are enjoying 2018 so…

Christmas tree in window with lights
O Christmas Tree!

O Christmas Tree! The Christmas lights are switched on in town and shops are bulging with baubles, wrapping paper, toys, gadgets and gizmos. Like many families we are eyeing our…

Me in New Zealand

Self-care Do you ever forget to take time out for yourself? I know I do. In fact, I am pretty terrible at self-care. I’ve lost count of how often I’ve…

Mother and son having fun

Parenting Parenting is a peculiar thing. When I was in the early stages of pregnancy with Chief, I have a clear memory of walking into a popular bookstore and perusing…

Having fun dressing up with The Loud One
Five Funny Things

Five Funny Things The summer holidays have been and gone, and with a final flurry of family birthdays, weekends away and days out we’re now back to school with a…

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