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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.

    When Hibernation Feels Like a Good Option

    ‘It’s just a season’ is a sentence that I have heard myself utter several times of late. So much so that I’m even beginning to irritate myself. Try as I might, there is no other word that adequately describes what I’m wanting to say so it’s kind of stuck. I don’t need to tell you that seasons come and go…

    At Home with: Lara from Adventures of a Mum

    Today’s home owner is Lara Joanna Jarvis from Adventures of a Mum. Lara has been living in her current house for over 20 years; in fact she’s lived here since the tender age of 12. I imagine there has been a fair few makeovers during that time! You’ll notice quite quickly that Lara is a huge fan of IKEA so…

    10 Fantastic Reasons to Celebrate Midlife

    Whenever I get together with girlfriends, no matter who, the conversation eventually turns to ageing and how we feel about reaching middle age. I wonder if men do this too? (If you’re a man reading this, that’s a legitimate question by the way). Last weekend saw my annual reunion with uni friends, girls I’ve known since the tender age of…

    Discovering Luther, My First Trip to Birmingham and a Hint …

    Hello there my friends, I hope this post finds you well. If you are new to my blog then you may not be familiar with my ‘Little Loves’ posts but basically, on the last Friday of every month, I share some of the things that have been cheering me up this month. As my ‘one word’ for the year is…

    At Home With: Hayley from Devon Mama

    We’re back! I love nothing better than having a nosey around people’s homes, don’t you? For this reason, I’m determined to feature a new home every month in 2019. I have a really eclectic mix lined up which I’m rather excited about. If you’re a fan of modern, clean lines with a splash of colour, you will adore January’s featured home.…

    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…