I have a whole collection of notebooks in my home, from hard backed and floral, to spiral bound and functional. I love nothing better than to sit down in a coffee shop with a brand new note book and a pen. Whether the purpose is to empty my mind, make plans, or craft a blog post, there’s something deeply satisfying about actually writing notes, rather than tapping away on a keyboard. I don’t think that I will ever lose that joy, no matter how attached I am to my iphone! My latest acquisition is a hand-made leather bound journal, from Amazon. If you’re a notebook hoarder like me, you’re going to LOVE this – it really is the king of all notebooks! Not… View Post

After a whirlwind trip to Wales for 48 hours, only returning this evening (Thursday), I wasn’t expecting to write a Little Loves post this week but I just can’t stay away! I love storing up some of the best bits of my week in anticipation of sharing them with you; it really does give me a more positive outlook on life. Here goes… Read Okay so I read about 5 pages of ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’ which I count as progress. I promise to actually have an opinion on it by this time next week! I’ve been blogging for a little over 5 years now. You might therefore be fooled into thinking that I know everything there is to know… View Post

Every five years, three girlfriends and I jet off for a long weekend, usually to a city in Europe, hopefully to a place that none of us have been to before. Ten years ago we set up a bank account, agreeing to deposit £15.00 each month, to ensure that this little adventure actually happens. You know how the intention is firmly there but the funds or time are not always willing? It’s worked out brilliantly so far, with enough money to afford us a good break in a nice hotel, all spending money included. Believe it or not, this time I actually came back with more money than I started! Five years ago it was Verona (a city that stole my heart); this year it was… View Post

Life. It’s a funny old beast isn’t it? Eating ice cream in Lisbon one day, reading the horrific news of yet another terrorist attack, the next. I’ve seen so many posts on social media this week about not letting hate win and I absolutely believe that. I think it’s important to remind ourselves that we still live in a beautiful world; a fallen one yes, but beautiful nonetheless. When the world feels like a dark and scary place, we need to focus on the hundreds of good people who stopped to comfort a lost child, stroke the head of a dying stranger and calm down a teenager in the throes of a panic attack. There are far more good people in this world than there… View Post

One of my reasons for starting this blog was to reignite some of the passions that I had pre-children. Ones that got pushed to the back-burner due to obvious reasons. Ones that I have more time for now that they are growing up. I’ve always had an interest in interiors, something that led me to completing a curtain-making course at night school some 6 years ago, as well as building up a huge pile of homes and interiors magazines over the years. Now that I blog and am an avid social media fan, I’m drawn to Pinterest boards of beautiful bedrooms and blogs where the writer inspires me with pictures of home decor and latest accessories. Basically, I’m a nosy creature. Social media and blogging is heaven for people like me!… View Post