Hello lovely readers, it’s Friday again. Yippee! As you read this, I am either driving 500 miles across France (probably with my sanity being severely tested) or zipping down a mountain avoiding the snow drifts and trying to remain accident-free. Either way, welcome to this week’s edition of Little Loves. I do hope that you’ve had a positive week and managed to be on the receiving end of at least a little vitamin D. We’ve seen the return of some frost here but as you can see from my picture, the same scene as last week looks so much brighter with some sunshine. I’ve definitely noticed the days getting longer; what a welcome relief that is. Is it just me who hates February… View Post

What a grey and murky week it has been here. Believe it or not, this photograph does not have a black and white filter on it, this was actually the weather on Monday morning. I don’t know about you but when the sky is grey I tend to feel a bit grey in my mood. Thank goodness for lighter evenings! Other than dodging the huge rain clouds, ‘we’ (you know who I mean here, don’t you?) have been checking out the snow forecast in Les Gets again all week. Yes we will hopefully be indulging in more of the white stuff at half term. Forecast looks good so fingers crossed eh? Can’t be worse than it was at new year! I love Fridays… View Post

Confession: I am 45 years old and have no idea who I am any more. That got your attention didn’t it? Ok I’m exaggerating a little but somewhere in between teaching 3 children to poop on the toilet (instead of the floor) and getting them all successfully enrolled in secondary school, I’ve lost my way a little. I’m bored of wearing the school mum uniform of knee high boots and a jazzy scarf. And before you hide your legs under the table or whip your scarf off, I know I’m not alone! If I analyse this a bit deeper, I’m not all that confident in myself any more – either in what I like (that can be home decor, hair styles, clothes, make up or even TV… View Post

Where actually has all the sunshine gone? I think you northerners must have pinched it! We’ve been shrouded in this horrible freezing fog all week and I’m really beginning to wish for January to end and Spring to be a little closer than it actually is. We’ve had decorators in the house this week, meaning that my ‘Playroom to Snug’ transformation is at last becoming more than just a Pinterest board. More on that to come. We had our wood burning stove installed last weekend and it has been an absolute God-send in this cold weather. Loving it already. Want to know what else I’ve been loving this week? Read Buying a Red magazine is one of life’s little pleasures. I used to have… View Post

Let’s just get one thing straight before we kick off…I am no domestic goddess. Phew, I just wanted to make sure that we’re all well aware of the facts and that I’m not misleading anyone. So why a post about ‘hearty winter soups’? I hear you ask. Well if there ever was a time that you needed something to warm you up, this would be it. It’s been flipping freezing this last week! If you hadn’t guessed, creating tasty winter soups is my new ‘thing’ at the moment. If you’ve been following my nonsensical ramblings for some time now, you will know that I tend to have a ‘thing’ and go all out for a short while, until I find something new to obsess over.… View Post