I naively thought that as the calendar tipped into March, we would see the arrival of Spring; by that, I mean warmer climes. Sadly this week I’ve braved one too many baltic dog walks and my beautiful pastel Adidas trainers that I bought last week remain firmly in my wardrobe. Come on Spring, we are so ready for you! We all know that I will probably be pining after my winter boots within 6 months but for now, I’m super excited about being on the cusp of a new season. As I write this, the sun is actually shining so I’m hopeful for better things this weekend. Anyway, what have I been loving this week?  Read I’m doing that thing again, where I have about 4… View Post

“That was back when we had a functional family” said my husband as he reminisced about a past weekend away camping in Dorset. It was said in jest but I think we both knew there was an element of truth behind it. Life with teenagers is flipping hard work. We’ve had our fair share of struggles over the last two years and I wouldn’t say that we are out the other side just yet. We still attend family therapy once a month (what a joy that is) and one of us will inevitably butt heads with a certain child on a daily basis. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news people but bringing up teenagers is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever… View Post

Have you missed me? We had a fabulous week away, bar an unfortunate ski collision resulting in a bad knee and a blocked ear which is still making my life a misery after 10 days. The only ‘up’ side to the blocked ear is that I can’t hear my husband snoring. Absolute bliss I tell you! However I also can’t hear the back chat that my kids are dishing out on a daily basis, so they are probably getting away with murder! Any tips for clearing it would be gratefully received. Other than that, I’ve been loving lots of things over the last week or so. Warning: there are quite a few tenuous links this week! Read I’ve finally finished Small Great Things! Although I took a… View Post

My mission to transform our unloved playroom into a cosy snug, is finally complete (bar the addition of a new sofa bed) so I thought I would share it with you. The part we haven’t quite agreed on yet, is the name. My sassy teenage daughters have decided that their uncool mother is forcing the term ‘snug’ so it’s currently up for discussion. So far I’ve had suggestions of TV room, family room, den and the slightly less complicated…’new room’. Any more ideas gratefully received! Pinterest We Love Thee As you may well know by now, I’m a tad nervous about making decorating decisions and the choice out there these days does not help in the slightest. In the last year, we’ve decorated three… View Post

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