Valentines Gift Ideas + TWO Amazing Giveaways!

After a bleak and normally frugal January, Valentines is a date to look forwards to for most, as even if you aren’t loved up you can celebrate with other single friends and moan about all your pals in relationships! For us Valentines day comes a few days after Sam’s birthday and a couple of weeks after my own so quite…

4 areas to visit in india

Wanderlust: 4 Areas I Want To Visit In India

India is a vast country with so many different areas to explore, and it would take years and years to explore it fully, if it’s even possible! There are the more popular areas that travellers and tourists tend to have at the top of their lists, but there are so many other areas to take into account if you’re thinking…

Sunday Scrapbook – The New Year Slump

Oh boy am I feeling the ‘New Year Slump’. I still can’t quite get my bum in gear yet. I’ve barely worked at my desk, instead preferring to curl up with a blanket round my shoulders and a candle lit. Every time I go to the loo I read a chapter of my book… or start to clean the kitchen…

#Saturday 6 a link up for list posts

The #Saturday6 blogger link up

This year I want to write more personal content, things I want to remember, things that make me happy, things that make me mad and lots more in between. I’ve been writing #Saturday6 posts for a couple of weeks now and have decided to turn it into a link up for other bloggers to join in too! The posts that…

Top Tips for a Perfect Holiday with Friends

Holidays with friends are always amazing, especially if your friends also have kids. In fact, I don’t think going on holiday with friends who have kids when you don’t would be much fun unless you really, really like their kids!  Holidaying with other families means a few things: Friends for your kids to play with, so you don’t have to…

Athena and Arlo january 19

Athena + Arlo – January 2019

Another year of ‘Siblings’ photo diaries starts. I often find these a little tricky to write if I’m honest but will always continue to do them because looking back through the photos makes me smile and makes me happy! Here’s the kids in January 2016 (the photos are blurry but they are so small, and Arlo wears the PJs that Athena…

Addis home organisation

Home Storage Solutions with Addis

I know it’s a bit of a cliche but I do plan on getting a bit more organised this year (and yes, I’ve probably made this vague resolution more than a few times in the past!) but I made a start last year in other areas of our home, but had never really done much in the kitchen. Addis recently…

Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator review

Review: Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator SkinSpa

One of the irritating things about being female is that most of us don’t particularly want to be strolling about with hairy armpits, legs and everything else. Yes, societal norms dictate that we remove it, although obviously it’s down to personal choice,  but I do prefer to remove it. I’ve had one not very pleasant experience of waxing (I bled…

Gant Chelsea Boots

Style: Gant Chelsea Boots

Finding a pair of comfy, durable, stylish winter boots is always a task and a half. Will they rub? How high is the heel? Will they cope with wet weather? The list goes on, and considering I do a fair amount of walking so although how a pair of boots looks is important to me they need to be comfy…

6 things I wish my kids didnt do

#Saturday6: Things I wish my kids didn’t do

Welcome to Saturday 6, a new feature where every Saturday (or most of them, at least!) I’ll be sharing a list of six things about anything at all! Things I love, books I’ve read, observations, anything at all in a list of six basically. I think it’s a great way to write more personal posts, fit things in I want…

Ightham Mote National Trust

My Top Seven of 2018

I’m still very much in a ‘I know this year has started but I am not ready to accept it and still very much reflecting on last year’ phase because I’ve not quite decided on my goals for the year yet am also still firmly in the ‘sloth’ frame of mind when it comes to work too. I was tagged…

Share your year 2018

Share Your Year 2018 – A link up

It’s that time of year again, time to try and remember what we were up to a mere 12 months ago, and condense all the highlights into one blog post! Every year I host ‘Share Your Year’ as a way for people to share the past year, posts in any format are welcome as long as it includes a recap of…