Hello September…

White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits… It’s September 1st as I type this, and I’m ready. The new shoes are gleaming, the uniform suitably name-tagged and the book bags on stand-by to be filled with endless requests for my time, … Read More

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The Good Things #9

Hello and welcome to The Good Things! August has flown, hasn’t it? I’ve barely had time to blog at all—you might have noticed that The Good Things was missing last week. Though, it was expected and I’m glad I’ve had … Read More

Lovely hydrangea display

The Green Indoors #1

My beloved grandmother gave me some hydrangeas and I’ve really enjoyed having them on display on the bookcase in our sitting room — and joining up with the ‘Nature in the Home’ Instagram tag created by Lou from Little Green … Read More

how to make a paper fortune teller

Making Paper Fortune Tellers

Inspired by this one we first made from Flow magazine, we’ve been making lots of paper fortune tellers this summer. You probably remember making them as a child; I certainly do!       But instead of writing fortunes in, I’ve … Read More

strawberries, mozzarella

The Good Things #8

Hello and welcome to The Good Things! Summer is well and truly upon us, and as the kids have broken up for school, I have a wealth of small, everyday things to be happy about. We’ve been busy getting up … Read More

Yorkshire hamper giveaway

Hamper Giveaway with Inntravel.

It’s Yorkshire Day and that means my first giveaway! I’m incredibly proud of being from Yorkshire. We have everything from bustling cities to tranquil countryside. We’ve got Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks, heritage coastline, miles of National … Read More

Blogging advice for August.

It’s August tomorrow, and that means one thing in the UK blogging world—a quiet month. Every year, towards the end of July, stats tend to drop as people leave for summer holidays or just read fewer blogs because they’ve got … Read More

stick on bird feeder

The Good Things #7

It’s Wednesday and so it’s The Good Things, my weekly linky celebrating all the stuff that brings us happiness. It’s becoming really interesting to see what posts you all link up. We’ve had such a lovely, eclectic range of posts … Read More

World's best grilled cheese sandwich

Food for One.

Living as a lone adult for a few months has been a big learning experience for me, as ridiculous as that might sound. At the age of 38, I’ve never lived alone before, moving from home to college to marriage, … Read More

teddy bear water colour

How I’m making time for creativity.

Following on from my Creativity Blog Hop post, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I wrote about wanting to prioritise being creative. About finding the time to try new things, to study, and to develop my skills in the … Read More