Intentionality runs through my veins; I can be an incredibly focused/determined person and thankfully, my husband is the same (I’m not sure our relationship would survive otherwise!). In our early days as a couple, we would give each new year a title: ‘Project Wedding/House/Baby/New Business/Extension’. I’m aware that probably sounds a little sad to you but it worked for us and meant that we were really good at seeing whatever it was, through. In fact we still are; intentionality is definitely a strength of ours. So when the preacher encouraged us to ‘live a more intentional life’ last Sunday morning in church, I felt fairly smug. There are many, many things that I could really do with working on, but intentionality… View Post

At 46½ I am officially feeling old. Of course I continue blithely scouring Top Shop for the latest fashion trends and watching Gilmore Girls on repeat, but we all know the truth: I’m much nearer 50 than 40 and the dreaded ‘M’ word is creeping ever closer. You’ve heard ad infinitum about my midlife crisis; more specifically, whether I’m ‘too old for a leather jacket‘ (someone actually came across my blog after typing that into Google the other day *proud face*). In short, I have never taken myself too seriously where age is concerned. Until now. My latest age crisis is in relation to this blog. You see I’m doing that thing again, where I question what someone my age has to offer, feeling… View Post

All traces of snow are finally disappearing and the daffodils seem to be pleading “Is it time to come out yet?“. The answer to that question is a resounding ‘YES’! Winter it really is time to bid you farewell. At the end of every season I like to write a little catch up, looking back on what has been, whilst sharing some of the highlights. Hopefully it will inspire you to do some reflecting of your own. Inside If you’re new to my little space on the web, it’s probably best if I let you know now: I’m an over-thinker and an over-sharer. The double whammy! I am also passionate about making the very best of myself and life in general,… View Post

I made some pastry the other day. I realise that’s not exactly a news-worthy headline but how to make good pastry (and a victoria sandwich for that matter) is something that my mum taught me from an early age. She saw it as part of her role as a mother, to pass down those skills. For that I will always be grateful (as will my family I suspect!). In fact there are many things I do now, that I have my mum to thank for. As children, my mum would take us to the library every week. I remember it being a highlight so did the same with my brood up until around 14 years of age. I now have… View Post

Buying a Red magazine before I go on holiday has become somewhat of a ritual over recent years. Ever since I cancelled my monthly subscription due to too many editions being left to gather dust, I have reserved it for treat time only. Just looking at that brightly coloured, glossy front page signals ‘down time’ for me. I now ensure that I devour every single page of said ‘treat’ and this month, I came across an interview with the (still, at 53) stunningly beautiful Yasmin Le Bon. I love reading the pearls of wisdom from older women. I think as we reach middle age, we can be left feeling as though it’s all about the younger generation. Well let me… View Post