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

Leopard print or animal print has been around since the dawn of time (literally). After the cave man discarded it in favour of proper clothes, it seemed to disappear from the fashion scene for quite some time. I am reliably informed however, that the real out-there fashion icons would often be seen flashing a hint of animal print, even in the 1920s. Of course in the swinging 60s it came back with a vengeance and the high street was awash with it. Remember the 70’s icon, Debbie Harry of Blondie fame (you’ll need to be as old as me to know who I’m talking about)? She managed to wear leopard print from top to toe and still look cool. As… View Post

Two things to celebrate today: it’s Friday (what’s not to like?) and it’s one of my favourite times of the month because I get to share all of the things I’ve been loving lately. February is usually a dreary month that despite only being 28 (or 29) days long, seems to drag on forever. I know it’s not over yet but again, I’m sat here wondering where the month went. Anyone else? The first half of February was pretty challenging. All five of us were fighting various coughs and colds and I was incapacitated for a week with a bad back. Thankfully we had a week skiing in France to look forward to and despite the boy breaking his wrist in… View Post

In the past, I’ve hated January – it’s too long, too cold, too dark and there’s never enough money for the month. This year? It’s zipped by and we are now almost at the end! I am even noticing lighter evenings and boy is that a welcome sight. As it’s the last Friday of the month, I’m joining in with Little Loves by sharing all of the things I’ve been loving in January. Here goes… Read I’ve finished two books this month – TWO! I persevered to the end of Davina McCall’s autobiography. Even though progress was halted about two-thirds of the way in (you’ll have to read last month’s Little Loves to find out why) it was an easy… View Post

Anyone know what day it is? I honestly don’t think I’ve had any idea for the last two weeks. I’m still undecided as to whether that means I’m totally relaxed or finally losing it! Answers on a postcard… I’ve been storing up this month’s Little Loves for some time because it’s been such a busy one. December is hectic, stressful and wonderful all at the same time. We’ve had relatives to stay over Christmas and are expecting more in a few days but for now, we are having a couple of much-needed lazy days. Today was the first day in months when none of us have had to get up for work or school. Bliss. What have I been loving… View Post