2019: A Year of Gratitude

A new year sparks excitement for me. I usually set myself a few (too many) goals, make lists of places I’d like to visit and bedrooms I’m itching to redecorate. This year has been different. I’ve found it difficult to get my butt in gear and I have no goals other than to read a bit more in 2019. But…

A Long Overdue Summer Catch Up

It feels slightly odd to be wrapping up summer when I’m sitting here in a t-shirt, looking out at blue skies, with temperatures still well into their twenties. This summer really has been incredible and one to remember for so many reasons. If you’re a regular here then you will know that I never like to embark on a new…

The Cruising Life, Incredible Views and a Celebration #LittleLoves

It really feels like summer is drawing to a close doesn’t it? I can’t believe the difference between those glorious, steaming hot days at the beginning of August to the shorter, unseasonably cooler days we’ve been experiencing this week. Before we get all maudlin about not being ready for winter boots and long sleeves, let’s look back on August. It’s…

Summer Bunting, Facing Fears and a Broadway Show #LittleLoves

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] 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…

Wisteria Heaven, Embracing the Sunshine and THAT Wedding #LittleLoves

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]onestly, the month of May has whizzed by so fast. We’ve celebrated an 18th birthday, nursed a broken finger (same person), survived the start of GCSEs and soaked up every drop of sunshine. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the amazing weather we’ve been having. Please tell me this is not the beginning and end of our summer! It’s been…

At Home with: Caro from The Twinkle Diaries

[dropcap]I [/dropcap]say this without an ounce of hesitation: you are going to fall in love with this month’s home, immediately! Full of quirky detail and that wonderfully eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage, it is just stunning. In fact this home very much reflects the owner, Caro, who describes herself as ‘a girl with big eyes and a happy heart’.…

Creating Extra Space with a Contemporary Garden Room

“Room tour please!” came the cry on Instagram last week, a stark reminder that I still hadn’t shared our mammoth building project garden room with you. In fact I am so tardy with this post that I can no longer legitimately describe our garden room as ‘new’! It has now been in full use since October of last year and although…

The Greatest Showman, Statement Boots and A Girlie Weekend #LittleLoves

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…

Best Makeup Products for 40+ Women, Recommended by 40+ Women

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y skin changed when I turned 40 (probably a few years before actually, but who’s counting?) and so did my priorities. Above all else, I began to understand the benefit of spending a little more money on the right products. Where to start? I think I lost my way a bit with makeup when my children were small. Whilst I’ve…