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

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
Simple DIY Wreath Making
A Creative Life

Last Minute Easy Christmas Wreath

  If you still haven’t got a Christmas wreath (or table centrepiece) and fancy something original – you can try an easy DIY using a wreath base from a garden centre (a plain wreath made using fir tree cut offs). I’ve made my own…

14th December 2017
mini cheese pastries
A Creative Life

The Most Amazing Mini Cheese Pastries

  Based on a Delia Smith recipe for vegetarian ‘sausage’ rolls, these cheese pastries are the most popular item of any buffet / party spread I ever put on (more popular then proper sausage rolls or mini sausages!). They disappear within minutes and quite often…

14th December 2017
London's Christmas Lights 2016

London’s Christmas Lights

  A couple of Saturday’s ago, I took Seren into London to see the Christmas lights and shop windows to help us get into the Christmas mood. We started at Trafalgar Square and meandered down the Strand, up through Covent Garden and Seven Dials…

12th December 2017
autumn leaves

My Autumn Happiness List

  September didn’t work out like I hoped. I was so looking forward to getting back to the old routine and having a (tiny bit) of time to myself and enjoying some late summer sun. But it was a trudge. It took us a…

2nd October 2017
Postcards from Norfolk

Postcards from Norfolk

  I’m a bit of a stuck record with posts about holidays in Norfolk – we’ve been there 4 times now in the last 3 years. The area just works so well for us – beautiful beaches, gorgeous market towns, plenty to do in…

8th September 2017