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    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n 5th September 1997, whilst the rest of the British public was mourning the loss of Princess Diana, we were saying ‘I do’. Yes people, today is our 20th wedding anniversary. Twenty years! I remember celebrating my parent’s silver wedding anniversary as though it was yesterday. Strange to think that we are now nipping at the heels of that great milestone. What…

    Baby Driver, Hideaway and Turning My Hand to Some DIY #…

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve been itching to get back to blogging properly again and with the return of Little Loves over at Morgana’s gaff, I had to join in this week. So much has happened over the summer and right now, it feels as though the school holidays have gone on forever and ever. Let’s just say that the entire house could do…

    Introducing Uncommon Goods {and a Giveaway}

    [dropcap]E[/dropcap]ver find yourself getting lost on the internet? You know what I mean by ‘lost’, don’t you? Sitting down at 7pm to order the online food shop, only to realise it’s 10pm and you’re inadvertently researching ‘garden room ideas’ (my current obsession) on Pinterest. Or searching around from one site to another, looking for THE perfect gift for that one special person,…

    A Little Summer Catch Up

    It’s been a while since I wrote a chatty post but it’s halfway through summer, we’ve been on holiday, and I am feeling in need of a catch up. I love that a blog can be like an online diary (albeit one that the whole world can read!) and when I started blogging five years ago, that was my intention.…

    At Home With…Morgana {Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat}

    [dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother month, another home. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while now, firstly because Morgana is the genius behind the weekly blog linky ‘Little Loves’ and writes one of my favourite blogs; secondly because she moved house only a couple of months ago. Who doesn’t get excited about looking round a new home? Firstly let me introduce…

    10 Great Fictional Reads for the Summer

    [dropcap]R[/dropcap]emember those college days when you were given a summer reading list? Anyone else never read any of the books ‘cos they looked so unbelievably dull? Nowadays I love reading on holiday, in fact it’s probably one of the only times that I consistently read every day, devouring books like they are going out of fashion. I’m sure you will…

    Wish You Were Here? Summer in the Alps

    [dropcap]I [/dropcap]know what you’re thinking, the Alps is a winter destination: snow, skiing, a sneaky vin chaud at the top of the mountain. Well yes of course it is, but have you ever considered going in the summer months? We hadn’t, until we bought an apartment in the Alps. In fact even then, we assumed that Les Gets would be a…

    At Home with…Claire {Clarina’s Contemplations}

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap] am really starting to look forward to having a sneaky peak at a new home every month; I hope that you are too. If you would like to check out one of my previous nosy parker moments, you’re welcome to check out Becky’s home. This month I would like to introduce you to Claire, from Clarina’s Contemplations. I first met…

    A Welcome Break, Exciting Deliveries and Embracing Daughters #LittleLoves

    [dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince 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…