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
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 down the Strand, up through Covent Garden and Seven Dials…

12th 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
Back to school
Memories

Back To School

  I love this time of year – a whole fresh academic year for the kids and it always feels like a new start for me too. In fact, if only I had some new shiny shoes (why don’t I?) I would have joined…

4th September 2017
Unicorn Ice Cream Sundae
Memories

Unicorn Ice Cream Sundae

  Ice cream? Unicorn-inspired? Added fruit to reduce the sugar-filled guilt? Have an Unicorn Ice Cream Sundae – what’s not to like! The sunshine has come back for the Bank Holiday weekend! It’s the perfect time to indulge in summer-y treats before autumn truly…

27th August 2017
Hue Me Happy Summer 2017
Memories

Welcome to Hue Me Happy!

  Hi there! Welcome to Hue Me Happy! If you read my post yesterday, you’ll know that I have decided to change the focus of my blog. I set up this blog 5 years ago, originally as a sort of online baby book when…

8th August 2017
View from the Wells to Walsingham Light Railway
Uncategorised

Saying Goodbye to The Mama Story

Well, hello! I hope this post finds you well. It’s been quiet around these parts lately. In fact I haven’t blogged in almost two months. Pretty unusual for me. The last time I took such a long break was in the early days of…

7th August 2017