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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
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
autumn leaves
Lifestyle

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
Geneology Course With NCC Home Learning
Lifestyle

Learning a New Skill With NCC Home Learning

  If you are thinking about starting a course to expand your skills, retrain or get back onto work after a break, then read on! NCC Home Learning Award winning NCC Home Learning offer a huge range of distance based courses, for comparatively reasonable prices. Most…

6th June 2017
Alice Underground Immersive Theatre at Waterloo Vaults
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Alice Underground at Waterloo Vaults

  I went to the fabulous (or frabjous as Lewis Carroll would say) Alice Underground at Waterloo Vaults a few weeks ago. If you are in any way a fan of Alice in Wonderland or immersive theatre or just bonkers nights out in London then this experience…

31st May 2017
Father's-Day-Gift-Ideas-With-Amara
Lifestyle Memories

Father’s Day Gift Ideas With Amara

  Luxury homeware website Amara have a fine selection of Father’s Day gift ideas (it’s coming up soon on the 18th June this year!). They sent us (well, Andy) a box of gifts to try out over the weekend. So, yesterday was a sort of…

30th May 2017
The View from the Shard with Chesterton's Polo
Lifestyle

The View from the Shard with Chestertons Polo in the Park

  Champagne tasting whilst hearing about the Chestertons Polo in the Park tournament? At the top of The Shard? Whilst my children are being entertained by party entertainers to Royalty? Oh go on then! Though I skipped the taking my kids part as – regular…

22nd May 2017
easter-egg-hunt
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10 Traditions To Start This Easter

  Looking for inspiration of things to do with the kids over Easter? We’re already half way through the Easter holidays here, though I know many kids have only just started the holidays. I feel like we’ve done all the Easter crafts already and I’ve…

9th April 2017