I wasn’t going to post today but Friday wouldn’t be Friday without some Little Loves, would it? You see this week has kind of run away with me; I simply cannot believe that we’re heading into the third week in September already. The ankle boots came out this week folks. Anyone else cracked open the autumn wardrobe? Anyway, let’s get down to business…what have I been loving this week? Read So I finally bought some reading glasses. My eyes have been on the turn for a long time but I have been putting it off, assuming I am invincible to the powers of old age. But yeah, it turns out that I’m not. It certainly makes for a better reading… View Post

When we first moved into our home ten years ago, the previous owners had kindly left behind various items that they knew wouldn’t suit their new pad: blinds, curtains, light fittings. We had every intention of replacing said items in time, but with three children of 6, 4 and 2, we were thankful for anything that made the second move in 18 months, that little bit easier. You know what’s coming next don’t you? Ten years later and we were still drawing those same old bedroom curtains every night – the sill-length (apparently a total no-no these days) lilac ones with a frill at the top. The ones I wasn’t keen on from day one but would happily ‘make do’… View Post

I love the start of a new school year; there’s just the right amount of nervous excitement floating around to help me kick start some new ideas. For the benefit of my husband who is probably panicking at this point…I’m not planning any major changes, just a few tweaks to my usual lifestyle! How about you? Are you planning any radical changes this term? I’m hoping that our garden room might finally be finished so that we can stop spending money and start having some fun! This week has been about choosing a pool table and researching garden furniture. I’m hoping we might get some good deals on the latter as we will be in the thick of autumn by… View Post

On 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 I didn’t realise back then, is quite what a milestone it is. Whether you’re celebrating ten, twenty, twenty-five or fifty years of marriage it really is an achievement. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, marriage isn’t easy. Sharing your life with one person ’til death do us part’ is an absolute privilege but it can also be a… View Post

I’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 with a jet wash and my usual organised self seems to have gone AWOL. Anyone else popping to the supermarket for one bag of food almost every single day at the moment? Oh routine how we love thee. How has your summer been? We are still in the throes of our garden refurbishment and the patience is beginning to wane… View Post