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  • On Being Intentional (without biting off more than we can …

    Intentionality runs through my veins; I can be an incredibly focused/determined person and thankfully, my husband is the same (I’m not sure our relationship would survive otherwise!). In our early days as a couple, we would give each new year a title: ‘Project Wedding/House/Baby/New Business/Extension’. I’m aware that probably sounds a little sad to you but it worked for us…

    A Little Bit of Leopard Print Goes a Long Way

    Leopard print or animal print has been around since the dawn of time (literally). After the cave man discarded it in favour of proper clothes, it seemed to disappear from the fashion scene for quite some time. I am reliably informed however, that the real out-there fashion icons would often be seen flashing a hint of animal print, even in…

    Favourite Podcasts, Embracing Cigarette Trousers and a Break Up #LittleLoves

    [dropcap]M[/dropcap]arch has been an odd one in many respects; we’ve seen snow, rain, sunshine and hail. We’ve been skiing, celebrated Mother’s Day (probably the less said about that the better *grits teeth*) and have endured two weeks of mock exams. I always look forward to the last Friday of the month because it’s my opportunity to share all of the…

    When the Negative Voices Strike

    [dropcap]A[/dropcap]t 46½ I am officially feeling old. Of course I continue blithely scouring Top Shop for the latest fashion trends and watching Gilmore Girls on repeat, but we all know the truth: I’m much nearer 50 than 40 and the dreaded ‘M’ word is creeping ever closer. You’ve heard ad infinitum about my midlife crisis; more specifically, whether I’m ‘too old for…

    At Home with: Jenny from Let’s Talk Mommy

    This month’s featured home is owned by Jenny from Let’s Talk Mommy. In case you haven’t already guessed by the spelling, Jenny originates from the good old U S of A. Jenny has the most exquisite styling and her home always looks immaculate. In fact her Instagram feed looks like something straight out of a Homes and Gardens magazine! If you…

    Motherhood: A Thankless Task?

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap] made some pastry the other day. I realise that’s not exactly a news-worthy headline but how to make good pastry (and a victoria sandwich for that matter) is something that my mum taught me from an early age. She saw it as part of her role as a mother, to pass down those skills. For that I will always…

    Wish You Were Here? The Bell Inn, Bramshaw

    I started this blog a little over a year ago, with the intention of ‘finding myself’. Ok that sounds rather hippy and dramatic but let me explain… I was hoping to find the me after the school run, the one who disappeared under a pile of nappies, school uniform and endless rounds of CBeebies about 17 years ago. So far,…

    iRobot’s Roomba 980: Too Good to be True?

    With three teenagers, two dogs and a business to run, our house is always busy. To use one of my mother’s expressions, it often resembles Clapham Junction and that’s on a good day! I am therefore permanently on the look out for time-saving techniques and my life’s mission is to find the most efficient route to everything. When iRobot asked me…

    A New Gadget, Embracing Our Little Hideaway and Falling in …

    [dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo things to celebrate today: it’s Friday (what’s not to like?) and it’s one of my favourite times of the month because I get to share all of the things I’ve been loving lately. February is usually a dreary month that despite only being 28 (or 29) days long, seems to drag on forever. I know it’s not over yet but…