Despite my best efforts to have a relaxing half term, I seem to have spent most of it being a taxi driver to my offspring. In fact I don’t think we’ve managed one lazy day all week; I definitely wouldn’t profess to feeling recharged! One week isn’t long enough is it? It was my birthday at the weekend so we did manage to do lots of fun things including our first encounter with an Escape Room. Have you had a go? Sadly we didn’t manage to escape within the hour (largely due to too much inter-family squabbling) but I reckon we solved about 80% of the clues. We had friends round for dinner on Saturday and on Wednesday, I hosted… View Post

Tell me I’m not the only person out there who obsesses about something forever before actually buying it? I’ve analysed myself with regard to this little ‘quirk’ and have come to the conclusion that it’s a healthy way to be. Let me explain… Firstly, there is no money wastage because I know that I will definitely get a lot of use out of said item. Secondly, I could never be described as an impulsive buyer – far from it! My latest obsession, is the cross body bag. This versatile little number has been on my radar for about 6 months now but I only seriously began feeling the need to purchase one recently, something to do with my new-found love… View Post

I think I told you a few weeks back that October was destined to be a month of craziness? Well it certainly hasn’t disappointed so far! Why is it that everything seems to come at once? October has always been one of my favourite months, not least because my birthday appears in the middle (today in fact) but also because I love autumn as a season. However this year, October has been so busy that I’ve felt slightly robbed of the joy. Do you know what I mean? I feel like we’ve been rushing from one thing to the next, fire fighting as we go. Let’s just say that half term couldn’t come soon enough. I’m looking forward to some down… View Post

This month’s ‘At Home With…’ features someone whose home I’ve read about and admired for around five years now. I started following (NB ‘following’ should not be confused with stalking) her when she lived in Switzerland and then journeyed with her back to Blighty. Rachel’s home has such a distinctive, modern style. I can spot her Instagram home shots a mile off and guarantee that I will always fall in love with every cushion/rug/picture/design idea that she shares. Interiors is definitely her ‘thing’, even the Daily Mail spotted it this year when they named her one of the 7 Hottest Home Bloggers! She shares her home with her husband and two scrumptious boys, one of whom ran away during the taking of… View Post

Should I get my teeth fixed? Do Invisalign braces really work? Will people think I’m self-obsessed? If like me, you have been going backwards and forwards (for about 10 years!) over the above questions, then you’ve come to the right place. I have hated my teeth for as long as I can remember. Not only did I have that one ‘proud’ (as my aunt aptly named it a few years ago) tooth on the bottom row, both the upper and lower sets were crowded and wonky in various places. The first thing I noticed when I looked in the mirror were my teeth. As I talked, I assumed that everyone was looking at that one ugly tooth that stood out… View Post