• The First Two Weeks Without Him
    Grief Notes

    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
    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
  • Goal Setting and Intentions for 2018
    Life

    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…

    20th February 2018
  • Industrial Style Grey Small Bathroom
    Happiness

    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
  • Life

    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 DIY Wreath Making
    Happiness 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
  • Industrial Style Grey Small Bathroom
    Home Renovations

    New Bathroom!

      Here are the “reveal” photos I promised to post after our bathroom renovation a couple of months ago! It took us about 4 times as long as the actual renovation work to decide on the…

    7th June 2017
  • Alice Underground Immersive Theatre at Waterloo Vaults
    Adventures

    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…

    31st May 2017
  • London fruit veg PYO
    Adventures

    Fruit & veg picking at Parkside Farm PYO

      Last week, the girls and I went to – what I think is – London’s only ‘pick your own’ farm, Parkside Farm. Parkside grow around 20 different fruits and vegetables for PYO between June and…

    21st May 2017