6 habits that will improve your writing

6 habits that will improve your writing

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve sat at my desk staring at a blinking cursor, willing the words to come forth, and multiply. Or spent hours writing and rewriting sentences because no matter what I do the wording isn’t quite right. Inspiration can be […]


Fresh summer porridge to go

Fresh summer porridge to go

Breakfast needs to be ready quickly in my house. There’s not time to faff about preparing anything. Grab and eat is best, so this summer porridge recipe I found in my current food bible, The Family Cooks, ticks all the boxes. I’ve often intended to prepare a […]


My heart belongs in my living room

My heart belongs in my living room

I love my living room. Usually it’s the kitchen that gets the honour of being the heart of any home but for me my living room is where it’s at. Sprawled on the sofa wrapped in Designer’s Guild blanket, or sitting on the rug doing a puzzle with […]


Check these fabulous blogs out immediately!

Time to share the blogging love and give a shout out to my favourite blogs. I find that these days its not the traditional media I turn to for advice, ideas and inspiration, but my fellow bloggers. We’re a clever bunch you know.  So without further ado […]


Six books that changed my life

Today I want to share with you six books that hold some deep significance in my life. These are books that are not just great reads, or beautiful to look at, they also represent a part of me, or they enlightened me in some way. For me reading a […]


No guilt, just pleasure

Day 4, and I’m still in the running. Just. However I’m struggling a bit with today’s topic. We’ve been asked to talk about our guilty pleasures, but I don’t have any. I don’t believe in them.  I don’t feel guilty about any of my pleasures, however uncool they […]


Self-care Sunday is here…

Self-care Sunday is here…

What’s your Sunday routine? How do you get ready for the week ahead? I don’t work on Mondays so I don’t have quite the same Sunday as most other people. It frees me up to have totally indulgent, lazy Sunday. Proper self-care if ever I’ve known it. I […]


Life is one big adventure

Life is one big adventure

It’s day two of Blog Every Day in May. If you’ve signed up with Rosalilium you’ll know that Elizabeth has set a topic for each day. Check out the topic calendar (and sign up to join the challenge too) on her website.  Some days I might not […]