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

I am actually writing this week’s Little Loves on Thursday because in about 30 minutes, I’ll be flying out of the door for 24 hours. Tonight I’m off to Brighton to celebrate with Katie aka Hurrah for Gin, at her book launch party. I can’t wait! Don’t know who Hurrah for Gin is? Well she wrote a blog, then she wrote a book which was incredibly successful (think stick family cartoons with loads of humour thrown in) and now she’s written another one! Tonight we are celebrating the arrival of The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams (aged 2 1/4). This week has been all about birthdays and sunshine. We’ve had two birthdays in two days here so life has been… View Post

Twice in the last fortnight, people have looked at me quizzically when I’ve mentioned the term FOMO. Now come on people, if I’m 45 (almost 46) and know what FOMO means then surely you do? ‘Fear of Missing Out’ is the direct translation, basically referring to the fear that grips you when you think that you might be missing out on an exciting event that you’ll hear about for eons afterwards and wish that you had attended. Usually this affliction results in said person rushing around like a total loon, squeezing far too much into their diary and never feeling fully ‘present’ at any event. Sound familiar? It certainly does to me. I think that I struggled with FOMO for… View Post