Monthly Archives: November 2011


I didn’t really know how to title this post. It’s not that I’m anti-Kindle or (insert other e-book device here) it’s just that I’m pro-books. Actual books. The smell (from sharp new academic texts, to fusty old, mouldy ones) the … Read More

Easy Peasy Family Pizza

Family Sunday often involves making food with the kids, who, like many others, are pretty fussy when it comes to food. One thing I have noticed, is that the more involved they are in the making of the food, the … Read More

I’ve Been VERY Good…

A Christmas Wishlist. Alex Monroe jewellery is just so beautiful.   Because if anything will get me knitting, it’s this…   This necklace would go with EVERYTHING!   This lovely cocktail ring would help me channel my inner Kirstie Allsop. … Read More

Not Very Crafty…

I never learned to knit when I was younger. Or crochet, sew, embroider – or any other craft. From the age of seven, I spent all my spare time with ponies. So, it’s a bit of an embarrassment to find … Read More


This isn’t a true blog post. Well, I mean, it is, because it’s here, but it’s really a scheduling agreement that I am making with myself with you as my witnesses. I’ve been struggling a bit to find the time … Read More

7 Secrets.

I must have done a marvellous job of answering the last meme (which I’ve looked up, since my last one : an idea, behaviour or style that spreads from person to person within a culture), because I have received a … Read More

Date night at Leeds International Film Festival

During my stress management session last week, I was asked when was the last time David and I had been out together as a couple, on our own. I couldn’t remember. So, as soon as the session ended (in a … Read More

Fashionable Ways to Keep Cosy.

As the weather has turned colder, I’ve started the hunt for the perfect jumper. Which needs to be cosy and yet not make me look like a Yeti. A tall order. On my last trawl around town, I found way … Read More

10 Questions.

This is the first time I’ve been asked to do one of these. I’m a little nervous, not least because I read the original post and it mentioned things like ‘linky’ and ‘meme’. I do not know what these are. … Read More

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