Life. It’s a funny old beast isn’t it? Eating ice cream in Lisbon one day, reading the horrific news of yet another terrorist attack, the next. I’ve seen so many posts on social media this week about not letting hate win and I absolutely believe that. I think it’s important to remind ourselves that we still live in a beautiful world; a fallen one yes, but beautiful nonetheless. When the world feels like a dark and scary place, we need to focus on the hundreds of good people who stopped to comfort a lost child, stroke the head of a dying stranger and calm down a teenager in the throes of a panic attack. There are far more good people in this world than there… View Post

One of my reasons for starting this blog was to reignite some of the passions that I had pre-children. Ones that got pushed to the back-burner due to obvious reasons. Ones that I have more time for now that they are growing up. I’ve always had an interest in interiors, something that led me to completing a curtain-making course at night school some 6 years ago, as well as building up a huge pile of homes and interiors magazines over the years. Now that I blog and am an avid social media fan, I’m drawn to Pinterest boards of beautiful bedrooms and blogs where the writer inspires me with pictures of home decor and latest accessories. Basically, I’m a nosy creature. Social media and blogging is heaven for people like me!… View Post

It’s been a busy one folks. How was your week? We’ve celebrated a birthday and yet again, I am left wondering how on earth I’m old enough to have a 17 year old. Of course we all know the answer to that and at 45, you would think that I would too! The truth is, I still feel like a teenager myself most days. I wonder if this feeling ever leaves? I’ve been absent without trace on this ‘ere blog but I have a few ideas brewing, so will be back next week with some home style and plenty more ramblings I’m sure. Until then, here are the things I’ve been loving this week… Read I’ve found it really hard to make time for reading books this week. I’m slowly building up my… View Post

Over the last five years, blogging has slowly become my favourite form of escapism. Although I have sometimes been sucked into this whole idea of needing to provide fresh material, these days I am just writing what I want, when I want, for me and no one else. What I’ve always loved more than anything, is writing a post that really resonates with readers. Last week’s post about embracing the ordinary moments in life, instead of constantly chasing excitement and success, is one of my most viewed to date. I’m so glad that we’re all on the same page!  Joining in with Little Loves each week totally echoes my desire to keep life simple by embracing the ordinary, so although I missed it last week…I’m back! Read Guess what? I actually finished a… View Post

In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m a ‘words’ person. A great quote will stop me in my tracks; I prefer receiving a thoughtfully crafted note to a gift and unless I’ve written something down, there’s no way on this earth I will remember it. Oh and I’m also a bit of a Scrabble fiend (if I can persuade anyone to play – bearing in mind you’ll probably lose!). I’ve recently been indulging in a bit of Brené Brown. I know that she’s been around a while now but I never really jumped on that band wagon and certainly couldn’t profess to actually watching any of her TED talks. In our family, we’ve been exploring what it means to be vulnerable. None of us are particularly… View Post