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

Do you ever feel embarrassed when someone pays you a compliment? Perhaps the response “Oh no I’m not *that* good (insert name of talented friend) is much better than me” trips all too readily off the tongue. Or maybe your in-built modesty forces you to reply with “Well I’ve got a long way to go but I’m trying”. I’m not sure whether it’s because we are terribly British or due to a crippling fear of arrogance, but I am certain I’m not the only one who shrinks back when compliments come my way. A short while ago, I came across a snippet from Marianne Williamson’s bestselling self-help book ‘A Return to Love‘ and it stopped me in my tracks…

Before you say it, I do know that we are now in early July but I discovered some really great things last month; things that I squirrelled away with a view to sharing at the end of the month, but never quite got around to it. Better late than never eh? This seems to have become my life motto these days but it’s the end of term so I have a great excuse. Anyway, here they are…five things that have improved my life in some way or another. Succulent from Tesco – £12.00 I’m loving succulents at the moment, isn’t everyone? Earlier in the year I bought a few fake ones (at vast expense) from Wayfair but I spotted this actual… View Post

So I gave us all a little break last week and have subsequently decided that it’s better for everyone concerned if I only join in with Little Loves once a fortnight from now. I get a chance to actually do something worth sharing and you get more interesting content to read. Win/win! Since my last post, I’ve been on a retreat day which was absolute bliss, acquired a tan then lost it (we are in Britain after all) and I’ve picked Twitter back up again. Are you on Twitter? I had forgotten how much I love it for ‘bants’ (as my teenagers would say). I’ve re-engaged with the blogging community as well as discovering some new people to follow. Anyway,… View Post

I have this habit of inviting people round for dinner, but instead of choosing a foolproof recipe that I know works, I search around on the internet for something new and exciting to wow them with. This doesn’t always turn out well, especially when I then decide to go off piste, substituting ingredients for ones that I prefer; not to mention leaving some out simply due to lack of focus at the supermarket. This was the background to my latest discovery – the white chocolate and berry cheesecake. You’ll be pleased to hear however, that it turned out to be a triumph and so easy to make! I only ever share the best recipes on here, ones that even a… View Post