It’s been a while since I wrote a chatty post but it’s halfway through summer, we’ve been on holiday, and I am feeling in need of a catch up. I love that a blog can be like an online diary (albeit one that the whole world can read!) and when I started blogging five years ago, that was my intention. This blog has morphed into a quest to find myself after kids but I do still enjoy offloading. So if you’re missing my weekly Little Loves post (Morgana is having a holiday) consider this a substitute. Incidentally, did you see that I had a good nosey around Morgana’s home earlier this week? Inside {Feeling Redundant} People always warned me about… View Post

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