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    Hello there, my name is Suzanne and this blog is my quest to find out if there is life after the school run. Now that my children are all teenagers, it's time to find me again - the coffee drinking, shoe-hoarding, 40-something mum with a passion for fashion, interiors and making sure that I get the very best out of life. You only get one chance, right? You're very welcome to tag along.

    Please do say 'hi' in the comments or come and find me on social media; I love to chat.

    The 10 Year Challenge – Just Another Band Wagon?

    Unless you’ve been on social media lockdown this week, you will have been unable to escape the latest band wagon – the 10 year challenge. In a nutshell, people EVERYWHERE have been posting images of themselves, one from 2009 and another from 2019. I do wonder how these absurd ideas start, but if you were the originator then congratulations, you’ve…

    2019: A Year of Gratitude

    A new year sparks excitement for me. I usually set myself a few (too many) goals, make lists of places I’d like to visit and bedrooms I’m itching to redecorate. This year has been different. I’ve found it difficult to get my butt in gear and I have no goals other than to read a bit more in 2019. But…

    Twinkly Lights, Even More Podcasts and My New Favourite Outfit #…

    I know, I know, I’m six days late and it’s no longer December. I should have posted December’s Little Loves post last Friday but guess what? I was stuck in the ‘Chrimbo Limbo’ fog, the same way that you were. As my word for 2019 is ‘Gratitude’ and these monthly round up posts fit in really well with this theme,…

    On Being an Inconsistent Blogger

    You know this of course but I love blogging and hazard a guess that I always will. I rarely stick at anything but this is a hobby that I find enjoyable, inspiring, therapeutic and as if that weren’t enough, it scratches my creative itch too. Despite being an avid blogger for six years now, consistency is not my forte. I…

    Christmas – It’s Just One Day

    It’s just one day. We all know that about Christmas, yet we still obsess over what time is best to go to the supermarket, to avoid the frantic crowds. We stress over whether we will have enough money to fund all the present-buying that is necessary and panic that we might be ill on The Big Day. Don’t get me…

    How I Found Balance in 2018

    It will come as no surprise to most of you, that I believe we were all put on this earth for a reason. With that comes a responsibility to be doing our very best at life – not just surviving but thriving. Cliche? Maybe. For me, a big part of ‘doing life well’ involves regular self-evaluation. Don’t we all need a…

    Chocolatey Goodness, Sparkly Jumpers and Inspiring Podcasts #LittleLoves

    I’ve been fairly absent on my blog this month and whilst there’s no real need for me to apologise (it is my blog after all) I’m going to anyway. Sometimes, when life is a bit tricky, I find it difficult to get my thoughts together and focusing on writing feels fairly impossible. I’ve missed it though – putting finger to…

    Parenting Teenagers? Help is at Hand

    I love social media and reading blogs; I adore reading about fashion, interiors, beauty, books and travel destinations. There are so many people producing excellent content on these topics that I have almost quit buying magazines. I said *almost*. BUT, where are the people who blog, film, tweet and photograph about family life with teenagers? I wrote a post last…

    Do you ever feel like you’re doing it wrong?

    ‘Why does no one blog about parenting teenagers?’  That was the plea that came across the internet a few nights ago and it’s one I’ve asked myself on numerous occasions. When our children reach the age of 13, it’s tumble weed on social media. I imagine this is largely due to the fact that our children are there too and…