I seem to begin every monthly Little Loves post by talking about the weather but it would be rude to bypass this one – this summer is the gift that keeps on giving! I cannot believe how fortunate we have been with the sunshine and tropical temperatures. It also looks set to carry on into the first half of the summer holidays – double result! July has been a bit of a weird month for me; I’ve had too teenagers home from work/school for most of it which in some respects has been really nice but it has also meant I’ve been less free to do my own thing. Having no free time just pottering around the house leaves me… View Post

I’ve talked about this before on the blog but when my children were small, I kind of lost myself a little bit. Waist deep in nappies and CBeebies for the best part of 10 years, I didn’t have much time for myself as my priorities were very much focused on my young family. Just for the record, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. The first thing that disappeared was my fashion sense. I really didn’t know what the latest fashion trends were and looking back on photographs, I had no idea what suited me. Shopping was a luxury and if I ever did get to escape, I would gravitate towards the children’s clothes, feeling guilty if I spent… View Post

What a month June has been. I mean I’ve had to pinch myself on numerous occasions, is this really England and not the mediterranean? Our garden room really has come into its own this month, especially with the Word Cup being on. The space and big TV has made it a popular choice for 13 year old boys! I’ve also really enjoyed working outside, even though it’s very difficult to get motivated when the sun is shining. I am sincerely hoping that this weather lasts, at least until next Thursday which is prom day. Think of us this time next week (I am writing this post on a Thursday, in case you’re confused) with a house full of excited 16… View Post

I’ve been longing to share this month’s home with you because I’ve caught snippets on social media and couldn’t wait to see more. Although my home style is very modern with clean lines, that doesn’t mean I can’t admire other styles. In fact one day I would love to move back into a house with a bit of character. Our first home (twenty years ago now) was a Victorian terrace and this month’s featured home reminds me very much of those days. Kerri-Ann’s style is all about the shabby chic. Her home is so warm and inviting that I want to move in right now! Shall we take a peek? Who lives in your home? We are a family of… View Post

April, you’ve been an interesting month – weeks of torrential rain, then a sneaky bit of sunshine to trick us into thinking summer has come early. I can’t begin to explain how this has messed with my wardrobe planning! Anyway, enough of that; I think I start every Little Loves post with banal chatter about the weather. Have you come across the social media account ‘Very British Problems’? I think it was made for me! Although the easter break was rather uneventful, April has been as busy as ever in this household – never-ending art coursework (I won’t be sorry to see the back of the brushes and oil paints that have been littering my office space for months), sporting… View Post