Life

Me in New Zealand
Self-care

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 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…

Dog at New Lanark
Holidaying With A Dog

Holidaying With A Dog Going on holiday with a dog is much like going on holiday with young children. You pack their bag, make sure you have suitable bedding for…

Collage of flowers
Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List I’ve had an annual summer reading list for possibly the last 30 years. Ever the bookworm I was known for regularly having my nose stuck in-between pages,…

Clock faces
Time

Time has stopped me in my tracks this weekend. The realisation that I have two sons hurtling towards their seventh and fifth birthdays seems unreal. Arranging celebrations is one thing…

Yellow labrador retriever splashing into blue paddling pool
Half Term Holiday Fun

The half term break has been and gone here in Warwickshire, and time has definitely been munching through the days again as it flew past! The emphasis this holiday was…

Mallard in stream
Half Term Holidays

Back in March, with the Easter holidays cantering towards us at speed, I shared a few of the activities that I was hoping to undertake with my boys. I kept…

My three boys walking through woodland
Happiness is…

A couple of years ago I was nominated on Facebook by a friend to take up a positivity challenge. For 5 days I was challenged to post my top 3…

Bees flying around the entrance to their nest as seen from inside our house.
Glorious Bees

Glorious Bees We have a bees’ nest. The joy of living on the edge of woodland is the high frequency of wildlife to our garden, and it appears that this…

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