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

It’s Friday again? Wow, that week went fast! I have a pretty full diary today (I’m writing this on Thursday) and tomorrow has become rather chocka too what with an unfortunate roots (of the hair kind) incident that needs sorting asap. However,  I always have time for that special moment in each week when I get to share some of my Little Loves with you. So here goes… Read Well, I finally embarked on a new non-fiction book. ‘The Break Down’ by B A Paris has been easy to get into (a must for me with any book) and I am enjoying reading it in bed whilst the OH watches the snooker *yawn*, in the bath, anywhere I can really!  It’s quite… View Post

Have you been enjoying the sunshine this week? I realised yesterday that we haven’t had any rain at all over the Easter holidays – I reckon that’s a first! The amazing temperatures at the weekend got me panicking thinking about our summer holiday which after much deliberation, I finally booked this week. I think we’ve made a good decision. Apologies for my absence from Little Loves last week but I ran out of time and felt that it would be a good opportunity to give my mind a little rest. But here I am back with a double whammy… Read I’ve actually really struggled with reading recently. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I have too many non-fiction books on the… View Post