Anyone know what day it is? I honestly don’t think I’ve had any idea for the last two weeks. I’m still undecided as to whether that means I’m totally relaxed or finally losing it! Answers on a postcard… I’ve been storing up this month’s Little Loves for some time because it’s been such a busy one. December is hectic, stressful and wonderful all at the same time. We’ve had relatives to stay over Christmas and are expecting more in a few days but for now, we are having a couple of much-needed lazy days. Today was the first day in months when none of us have had to get up for work or school. Bliss. What have I been loving… View Post

I threw out a question on Twitter the other day, one that I think many of us would like to know the answer to: ‘Is there any way of avoiding bingo wings?‘ I mean it’s an important question, right? Sadly it was met with silence, other than one helpful tweeter who suggested yoga as being her absolute saviour in the ageing process. Yoga is something that I’ve been mulling over for about a decade now. I suffer from Scoliosis, visit an osteopath once a month and being able to touch my toes is a dim and distant memory. I know that yoga is probably a good option for me. I’m told that us over 40s need all the help that… View Post

In case you hadn’t realised, we are almost at the end of another year. Each year seems to go by at a faster pace as I get older. Perhaps it’s something to do with realising that every moment needs to be cherished – time flies when you’re having fun eh? What a year it’s been. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love nothing better than reflecting on time past and what better opportunity than at the end of a year? My ‘One Word’ for this year was ‘Release’ and I’ll probably unpack that at some point over the next few weeks but for now, this has been my year in numbers: 2000 Miles driven… View Post

There really is nothing better than watching a complete house renovation unfold. I said ‘watching’ not ‘experiencing’! Steph and her family bought their home in 2016 but only moved in earlier this year. Although not quite finished, Steph has kindly allowed us a sneaky peek into their gorgeous 1930s home. Who lives in your home? I live with my husband Chris and our two girls, Tamsin aged 12 and Sasha aged 10. Where do you live and how long have you lived in your home? We have lived in Hertfordshire for just over 13 years now and moved into this home in May this year. Hoping it will be our ‘forever home’! What were the first impressions of your home?… View Post

“What’s a Bauble Exchange?” shouted my husband from the living room as our (still relatively unsuccessful) shared calendar alerted him to my scheduled escapade for the following day. “You know” I said “It’s when my book group get together and we swap a Christmas bauble.”  None the wiser, he took the easy route and ceased asking questions. Swapping a bauble at Christmas time has become my book group’s* tradition over the last seven years or so. Although we’ve seen a fair few people come and go over the years and those that remain only meet once a month now, this tradition has become a much anticipated ‘thing’. Traditions were made for me and my personality type. I love everything about… View Post