Friday Favourites is Back!

Friday Favourites is Back!

Firstly, I would like to offer up an apology….. I started this Friday Favourites series with all good intentions and much like many things I undertake, I lost momentum about 12 months in (just ask my husband, I’m a nightmare for this!). I think it happened...
What If?

What If?

Very early one morning, a hand-written note landed on the doormat. My friend didn’t recognise the handwriting (a skill she would normally pride herself on) at first, so opened the envelope with interest. To her surprise, the letter was from someone who used to...
Photo of the Week / Friendship

Photo of the Week / Friendship

  It’s been a funny old week with so many decisions needing to be made that I’ve felt like hiding under the duvet in the hope that someone more capable will take over! I’m not good at making decisions at the best of times, but the last 7 days...
Count Your Blessings 2014.

Count Your Blessings 2014.

So here we are, approaching the end of January and I still haven’t quite finished with 2014. Am I the only blogger still harping on about it? Probably. As you know, we went on holiday at the beginning of January and as a result, much of the middle to end of...
T is for Tree

T is for Tree

I love trees. It’s difficult to put my finger on exactly what it is that I love about them, but they fascinate me. I’ve had various tree crushes in my life – the one in the centre of our local field probably being the most recent. But right...
Now Hiring: Mother for Teenage Girls

Now Hiring: Mother for Teenage Girls

    Job Description:  The successful candidate must be available 24/7. You will hold a clean(ish) driving license and have access to a car which may be required at short notice. You will be ready for action at any moment and able to follow the trail of...
Photo of the Week / Me Time

Photo of the Week / Me Time

  If you’re a Gavin and Stacey fan then you might be sniggering a little at the title of this post (Nessa’s idea of “me time” is quite different from the one I’m referring to here!). But this week I’ve really made roads into...
Is it all too much?

Is it all too much?

According to the website Parents.com, my eldest child bears the traits of a typical firstborn: reliable, conscientious, structured, controlling and high-achieving. Although acutely aware of the things she is not good at (you won’t catch her auditioning for...
This is Me

This is Me

This is a photo of me. I don’t like it much. In fact when I look at it, I see a face that is getting older, crooked teeth and a crease in the middle of my forehead that you could park a bike in! I don’t very often allow people to take photos of me these...
14 Lessons Learnt in 2014

14 Lessons Learnt in 2014

Over the Christmas/new year period, I had a little break from blogging. To be frank, it was much needed and I embraced the opportunity to focus on family time. However, if you’re a dedicated blogger, you will know that you never fully escape. Surely those mental...