Adventures Memories

Staying out for the summer

  If you glanced through my summer photos and didn’t know the backstory (how often do we do that on social media?), then you would be forgiven for thinking we had an idyllic summer.  If there was a “perfect childhood summer to do list”…

16th September 2018
Memories Wellbeing

9 Weeks

  9 weeks gone. 2 months and 2 days. The months that have a 31st in them have new meaning now. As another Thursday rolls round I can add another number to the weeks he’s not been here. Coincidently, I’ve counted Thursdays before. Both…

2nd August 2018
The First Two Weeks Without Him
Memories

The first two weeks without him

  Just over two weeks ago I read an article showing newly released photos from Lyndon B. Johnson’s hurried inauguration on board Air Force One hours after JFK’s assassination. Jackie Kennedy stood next to him and I couldn’t even begin to imagine what horror…

14th June 2018
Chelsea in Bloom 2018
A Creative Life Adventures

Chelsea in Bloom 2018

  I escaped the usual Wednesday afternoon routine yesterday to the dream land of Chelsea in Bloom 2018. Chelsea in Bloom 2018 It is a fringe event to Chelsea Flower Show, an art show where the shops and streets of Chelsea are adorned with…

25th May 2018
Adventures

6 Family Adventures in the Lake District

  Over Easter we took a family holiday to the Lake District. We stayed in a little place called Cunsey, pretty close to Sawrey (famous for being the home of Beatrix Potter). We were sandwiched in between the lakes of Windermere and Esthwaite (Beatrix said that…

1st May 2018
Hertfordshire Bluebells, Gobions Wood
Adventures

Bluebells in Hertfordshire – Gobions Wood

Bluebells in Hertfordshire – Gobions Wood, Brookmans Park Looking to find spring bluebells in Hertfordshire? We visited Gobions Wood in Brookmans Park yesterday to see the bluebells. The girls and I visited there last April and were eager to return this year (and take daddy this…

24th April 2018
Goal Setting and Intentions for 2018
Adventures Wellbeing

Goal Setting and Intentions for 2018

Thoughts on Goal Setting I’m guessing – now it’s February – you’ve thought about your plans / goals / intentions for the coming year. Of course, you can set those at any time not just at the beginning of the calendar year. In fact,…

20th February 2018
Valentine's Day
Lifestyle

Thoughts on Valentine’s Day

  We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day here. Well we do, but not on the 14th February. It’s not so much a rejection of the commercialisation around the day (and how unromantic I find doing the same thing as every other couple) but those things…

13th February 2018
Industrial Style Grey Small Bathroom
Lifestyle Wellbeing

Being Kind To Yourself in January

  How’s your January shaping up? I’m pretty thankful January is nearly over as we are starting to feel a bit like wading through treacle here. The kids never really got over their pre-Christmas tiredness and often refuse to get up because “it’s the middle…

22nd January 2018
Lifestyle Memories

Things I want to remember about 2017

  Happy New Year! How’s your 2018 going so far? I’m treading softly into it, negotiating a grey January and edging forward with various house decorating and decluttering projects. I’m giving thought to the big goals for 2018 and have taken some time to…

12th January 2018
Simple Child 'Thank You' Pictures
A Creative Life Memories

Simple ‘Thank You’ Pictures

  Today, I’m sharing an idea for simple ‘thank you’ pictures. Kids can easily create some quick ‘thank you’ pictures to send to friends and relatives to say thank you for Christmas gifts. Saying thank you Obviously it’s polite to say thank you in…

9th January 2018
London's The Wallace Collection - Art Gallery and Afternoon Tea
Adventures Lifestyle

Afternoon Tea at The Wallace Collection

  My lovely step-mum moved down from up north to the other side of London last summer. This means that we can do things like pop over for coffee or meet up for afternoons in London instead of a pre-planned four hour journey to meet…

1st January 2018
Staying Happy At Christmas
Lifestyle Wellbeing

Staying Happy In The Run Up To Christmas

  Well, hello, it has been a while! It’s so hard to get back into blogging after taking a break but I’m jumping in here with a post about festive overwhelm. It may be the most wonderful time of the year but it often…

14th December 2017