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  • A New Season, Pretty Frills and Some Great TV #LittleLoves

    I naively thought that as the calendar tipped into March, we would see the arrival of Spring; by that, I mean warmer climes. Sadly this week I’ve braved one too many baltic dog walks and my beautiful pastel Adidas trainers that I bought last week remain firmly in my wardrobe. Come on Spring, we are so ready for you! We all know that I will probably…

    When Marriage is Hard Work

    “That was back when we had a functional family” said my husband as he reminisced about a past weekend away camping in Dorset. It was said in jest but I think we both knew there was an element of truth behind it. Parenting teenagers is flipping hard work; this can sometimes mean that marriage is hard work too. As far as parenting goes,…

    A Challenging Read, the Joy of Sky Q and Early …

    Have you missed me? We had a fabulous week away, bar an unfortunate ski collision resulting in a bad knee and a blocked ear which is still making my life a misery after 10 days. The only ‘up’ side to the blocked ear is that I can’t hear my husband snoring. Absolute bliss I tell you! However I also can’t…

    From Unloved Playroom to Cosy Snug

    My mission to transform our unloved playroom into a cosy snug, is finally complete (bar the addition of a new sofa bed) so I thought I would share it with you. The part we haven’t quite agreed on yet, is the name. My sassy teenage daughters have decided that their uncool mother is forcing the term ‘snug’ so it’s currently up for discussion.…

    Favourite Reads, Fighting the Wrinkles and an (Almost) Finished Room #…

    Hello lovely readers, it’s Friday again. Yippee! As you read this, I am either driving 500 miles across France (probably with my sanity being severely tested) or zipping down a mountain avoiding the snow drifts and trying to remain accident-free. Either way, welcome to this week’s edition of Little Loves. I do hope that you’ve had a positive week and managed…

    Digging Deep, Lighter Evenings and Red Velvet Gorgeousness #LittleLoves

    What a grey and murky week it has been here. Believe it or not, this photograph does not have a black and white filter on it, this was actually the weather on Monday morning. I don’t know about you but when the sky is grey I tend to feel a bit grey in my mood. Thank goodness for lighter evenings! Other…

    5 Things That I Am Too Old For (but will be …

    Confession: I am 45 years old and have no idea who I am any more. That got your attention didn’t it? Ok I’m exaggerating a little but somewhere in between teaching 3 children to poop on the toilet (instead of the floor) and getting them all successfully enrolled in secondary school, I’ve lost my way a little. I’m bored of wearing the school…

    Making Decisions, Raising a Smile and Growing Old (Dis)gracefully #…

    Where actually has all the sunshine gone? I think you northerners must have pinched it! We’ve been shrouded in this horrible freezing fog all week and I’m really beginning to wish for January to end and Spring to be a little closer than it actually is. We’ve had decorators in the house this week, meaning that my ‘Playroom to Snug’ transformation is at…

    3 Hearty Winter Soups to Warm Your Cockles

    Let’s just get one thing straight before we kick off…I am no domestic goddess. Phew, I just wanted to make sure that we’re all well aware of the facts and that I’m not misleading anyone. So why a post about ‘hearty winter soups’? I hear you ask. Well if there ever was a time that you needed something to warm you…