• 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    24th April 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    9th January 2018
  • 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…

    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…

    14th December 2017
  • London's Christmas Lights 2016
    Adventures

    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…

    12th December 2017