Spiced biscuits for Christmas.

Although I haven’t made any home-made gifts this year, I do try to make time for baking at Christmas. Spiced biscuits are exactly the kind of thing I enjoy making with the kids. Although it has to be said, it’s … Read More

All I Want for Christmas (That Money Can’t Buy)

I’ve been tagged by the lovely folk at More Than a Mum to write a list of things that I would like for Christmas that money cannot buy. It’s a very timely request because I’ve been thinking about this for … Read More

Beautiful New Scarves!

As I shared with you in my last ‘Margot Friday’ post, I am a scarf addict. I thought I’d show you some scarves from some different designers who are making some beautiful pieces. As much as I adore my scarves … Read More

Useful or Beautiful.

Operation: Bedroom Sanctuary is still on-going, and taking rather longer than I’d anticipated. In order to decide what to keep and what to throw away, I usually turn to the well known William Morris quote: ‘Have nothing in your house that … Read More

A Scanner’s Resolutions

I’ve written in the past about my Scanner Daybook, although I recently realised how little I’d been using it since starting this blog. It seems that recording life here is enough for me! For as long as I can remember, … Read More

Rediscovered Scarves

So, I’ve made a start on Operation Bedroom Sanctuary (which was inspired by  A Hell of A Woman’s 12 Days of Buffy Challenge), which means that I’ve started discovering loads of things that have just been put away and forgotten … Read More

Operation: Bedroom Sanctuary

In the past few weeks, I’ve invited quite a few people who I don’t know very well into my home. Like many people, I start apologising for the state of the place before they’ve even set foot through the door, … Read More

A Massage at Home

I’m posting this on ‘Margot Friday’, because a massage at home is undoubtedly a luxury. However, given that I am seeking non-medical ways to manage my stress, it feels like a justifiable one. Plus, it’s still cheaper than a few … Read More

Books.

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

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