Another month, another home. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now, firstly because Morgana is the genius behind the weekly blog linky ‘Little Loves’ and writes one of my favourite blogs; secondly because she moved house only a couple of months ago. Who doesn’t get excited about looking round a new home? Firstly let me introduce you to Morgana who lives in Lancashire with her husband and two headstrong (her word not mine!) daughters. Running a small business herself (Little and Fierce which sells all kinds of kids’ accessories) Morgana is a massive advocate for small business owners and start ups. On her blog, you’ll find a link to her online shop as well as an… View Post

Remember those college days when you were given a summer reading list? Anyone else never read any of the books ‘cos they looked so unbelievably dull? Nowadays I love reading on holiday, in fact it’s probably one of the only times that I consistently read every day, devouring books like they are going out of fashion. I’m sure you will agree that there is nothing more disappointing than opening up a book that you’ve lugged halfway across the world, to find it’s one that you mistakenly *did* judge by its cover. In short: a dud. So I’ve put together a list, with the help of some fellow bloggers, of books that have been read and recommended. Obviously we don’t all… View Post

I know what you’re thinking, the Alps is a winter destination: snow, skiing, a sneaky vin chaud at the top of the mountain. Well yes of course it is, but have you ever considered going in the summer months? We hadn’t, until we bought an apartment in the Alps. In fact even then, we assumed that Les Gets would be a ghost town in the summer holidays and we might be the only ones foolish enough to drive 12 hours to spend two weeks with bored teenagers. How wrong we were! The first time we visited the Alps in summer, was June 2015 and we were surprised to find that the whole region comes alive in the summer months. I’m now genuinely… View Post

I am really starting to look forward to having a sneaky peak at a new home every month; I hope that you are too. If you would like to check out one of my previous nosy parker moments, you’re welcome to check out Becky’s home. This month I would like to introduce you to Claire, from Clarina’s Contemplations. I first met Claire about 5 years ago and we clicked immediately. She’s much younger than me (obviously I hate her for that reason!) but we share a faith in God that brought us together and I love watching how she weaves this into her life as a mum of four – yes you heard me correctly! Claire never ceases to amaze me… View Post

Since we last convened, there’s been a two-day women’s conference, a day trip to London, various medial appointments, a trip to the dog groomers, some lovely social get togethers, a family party, and even a local bloggers coffee morning (I feel a tad old calling it that but you know what I mean). It’s been a whirlwind folks and there’s no sign of it calming down before the end of term. I always forget that things go mental as the end of term creeps ever nearer and it takes me by surprise. I actually ended up cancelling three engagements last week because I simply couldn’t fit it all in, even turning down a ticket to Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Friday… View Post