Catastrophe, Early Mornings and a New Job #LittleLoves 

You know, I *almost* decided not to share a Little Loves post this week. I’ve been having a bit of a pity party of late, wondering what my blog has to offer the world but so many of you said that you love my conversational style and in particular these weekly posts, so here I am! I want to thank anyone who took…

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A Midlife Pity Party

I’ve been struggling lately, trying to work out what to post on here. But you probably knew that already. I moved away from my family lifestyle blog (of 4 years) for various reasons and last week I finally re-routed the URL to land directly here instead. But 6 months in and I’ve kind of come unstuck. Have I fallen out of…

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Fond Memories, a Perfect Moment and Total Relaxation #LittleLoves

Here we are again, on the cusp of the weekend and another week down. Since I last wrote on this here blog, I’ve been to the Alps and back. I’ve also experienced snow, sunshine, rain and freezing fog. No wonder I’m having trouble working out what season we are in! Either way, Spring we are so ready for you – please…

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Room, Spring Flowers and a Confession #LittleLoves 

Today I come bearing Spring flowers. Why? Because it’s almost the weekend and I’m jetting off to the Alps for a few days tomorrow. Yippee! I should really be getting my house in order and sorting out the washing but I’ve begun to relish this part of my week –  looking back and focussing on the good bits, however small or insignificant. So here…

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The Perfect Red Velvet Cupcake

A few weeks ago, after many fairly disastrous attempts, I think I managed to create the perfect red velvet cupcake. Having gone through so much pain myself and in the spirit of generosity (it is lent after all) I thought that I would share the recipe with you. It’s basically the Hummingbird Bakery original recipe, with a few of my…

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A New Diet, Unforgotten and All the Pastels #LittleLoves

I don’t know where this week has gone (mostly frittered away on the phone to Virgin mobile but hey, that’s a long and boring story that no one wants to hear!). I’ve been trying to get on top of my paperwork this week which hasn’t been hugely successful but I have at least applied for a new driver’s licence. Tell…

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A New Season, Pretty Frills and Some Great TV #LittleLoves

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…

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When Marriage is Hard Work

“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. Parenting teenagers is flipping hard work; this can sometimes mean that marriage is hard work too. As far as parenting goes,…

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