Where work is concerned, I am incredibly organised. I hate having to-do lists hanging over me, everything has to be done now. I often stay up until the early hours of the morning to make sure that any work that needs doing is done. Why is it then, that when it comes to my home life, my organisational skills escape through my ears and nothing ever gets done?  So when Vistaprint asked me to review one of their photo books, I could think of just the right photographs to put in it… all the photographs I have taken for the…

View Post

I think this sunshine is starting to go to my head! We’re still dodging showers here at the moment, but when the sun puts in an appearance, it’s lovely and warm. This time last year I was heavily pregnant and we’d recently moved back into my house from my husband’s flat and were making the most of having a garden. This meant that we’d already had about 6 barbeques by the end of April. Sadly this year, it’s a different story. Not only has the weather been somewhat lacklustre this year, my motivation for being out on the patio has…

View Post

Oh how times have changed! 10 years ago, foraging for gin would have meant something completely different. It would have been about 4am and I’d have been staggering round a bar mine-sweeping drinks.    Fast forward to 2013 and foraging for gin takes on a whole new meaning. Every year around the autumn, I try to do something a little bit creative. Don’t ask me why, maybe the autumnal colours bring out my artistic side. I have made a Christmas cake for the last few years and I usually manage to find time to make something else that uses up some…

View Post

Everything has changed in our household over the past few days. Spring has finally sprung and, slightly earlier than anticipated, Libby appears to have sprung as well- sprung to her feet! With her new-found walking ability, she just wants to be outside ALL of the time.  I have had it in the back of my mind all winter that I was neglecting my garden. Last year, I managed to grow some vegetables and we at least kept the lawn and borders in check. Sadly, over the winter I’ve totally let it go. The borders are a mess, the greenhouse is…

View Post

Last year during the pathetic washed out excuse for a British summer, some Japanese students came to stay with us. Keen to show them the best of the British countryside and culture, we headed for nearby Eastnor Castle. It wasn’t until we arrived that we realised that Eastnor allowed dogs not only into their grounds, but also into the Castle itself. Since that day, I’ve started to look online at wherever we want to go out for the day to see if they allow dogs. I’ve been so surprised at the places that do!  If you have a pet dog,…

View Post

A few months before we got married, my husband and I decided it was time to combine our meagre funds and create a joint bank account. This set off a strange course of events, culminating in a cautionary tale about washing machines. We spent one of those evenings that everybody dreads where we trawled through our finances. We argued the toss over excessive TV packages and unused gym memberships. Every outgoing from each of our bank accounts was analysed in detail. Some were scrapped, some were transferred between accounts and we were left with £15 per month exiting my husband’s…

View Post
It makes my day when someone shares my posts :)
1 Comment