It’s been a busy one folks. How was your week? We’ve celebrated a birthday and yet again, I am left wondering how on earth I’m old enough to have a 17 year old. Of course we all know the answer to that and at 45, you would think that I would too! The truth is, I still feel like a teenager myself most days. I wonder if this feeling ever leaves? I’ve been absent without trace on this ‘ere blog but I have a few ideas brewing, so will be back next week with some home style and plenty more ramblings I’m sure. Until then, here are the things I’ve been loving this week… Read I’ve found it really hard to make time for reading books this week. I’m slowly building up my… View Post

Over the last five years, blogging has slowly become my favourite form of escapism. Although I have sometimes been sucked into this whole idea of needing to provide fresh material, these days I am just writing what I want, when I want, for me and no one else. What I’ve always loved more than anything, is writing a post that really resonates with readers. Last week’s post about embracing the ordinary moments in life, instead of constantly chasing excitement and success, is one of my most viewed to date. I’m so glad that we’re all on the same page!  Joining in with Little Loves each week totally echoes my desire to keep life simple by embracing the ordinary, so although I missed it last week…I’m back! Read Guess what? I actually finished a… View Post

In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m a ‘words’ person. A great quote will stop me in my tracks; I prefer receiving a thoughtfully crafted note to a gift and unless I’ve written something down, there’s no way on this earth I will remember it. Oh and I’m also a bit of a Scrabble fiend (if I can persuade anyone to play – bearing in mind you’ll probably lose!). I’ve recently been indulging in a bit of Brené Brown. I know that she’s been around a while now but I never really jumped on that band wagon and certainly couldn’t profess to actually watching any of her TED talks. In our family, we’ve been exploring what it means to be vulnerable. None of us are particularly… View Post

It’s Friday again? Wow, that week went fast! I have a pretty full diary today (I’m writing this on Thursday) and tomorrow has become rather chocka too what with an unfortunate roots (of the hair kind) incident that needs sorting asap. However,  I always have time for that special moment in each week when I get to share some of my Little Loves with you. So here goes… Read Well, I finally embarked on a new non-fiction book. ‘The Break Down’ by B A Paris has been easy to get into (a must for me with any book) and I am enjoying reading it in bed whilst the OH watches the snooker *yawn*, in the bath, anywhere I can really!  It’s quite… View Post

As you all know, April is a ‘No New Clothes’ month for me. You mean you didn’t know? Where’ve you been? If you follow me on social media, you will be all too aware that it’s kind of killing me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a wardrobe exploding with new clothes; I think it’s more to do with that age old problem – the minute you’re denied something, it’s all you can think about. Sound familiar? Anyway, where was I? As soon as the sun came out, my eyes were drawn to t-shirts. Right now, it’s all about the slogan t-shirt. They’re everywhere! The issue my friends, is that if you’re the wrong side of 40, slogans such as ‘Don’t text… View Post