You know when you've lived somewhere for a long time and think you know the good places to go and all that shenanigans... And then you discover somewhere new which takes your breath away? That was my Saturday. Half term was busy with lots of friends visiting which was lovely, but on Saturday I fancied … Continue reading Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost.
I like open spaces. I like quiet. I like getting back to basics and having time to think and declutter my ever manic head. I like simple living and I adore being outside. So when I discovered Elmley nature reserve while aimlessly surfing the Internet and recovering from pleurisy in January 2015, I struck gold. … Continue reading The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway
Happy new year!! It's fair to say that over Christmas formal meal planning went out of the window. We had lots of family over on a number of different days so I felt like I was perpetually putting out food on the table for people to dig into and in between we were winging it … Continue reading First meal plan of 2017
A couple of years ago when I was on maternity leave with my youngest, I had a crazy wannabe WI moment where I decided to make Christmas hampers as gifts instead of buying. Then, unknown to me, I was also volunteered to have a craft stall at the school Christmas market, selling homemade gifts... All … Continue reading Home made Christmas gifts (for crazy people with lots of time…!)
I don't know about you but once winter hits I like to start my day with something warm and cosy but I'm also mindful of warding off winter bugs so healthy is also key! Usually I have porridge with autumn compote which I blogged about here. this week though, I fancied a change. I raided the … Continue reading Winter Muesli
At the moment I'm really re-thinking how we eat as a family and am using half term to overhaul our diets. We generally eat quite well and everything is freshly cooked and home made but I think there's an over-reliance on carbs (don't get me wrong, carbs are not the devil!) and not enough variety … Continue reading Autumn warmers (& why there’s no board this week!)
About a month ago I excitedly received my first bloggers event invitation courtesy of Kate at Happy and Glorious in Ashford. I hadn't heard of the shop before as it's been a couple of years since I visited Ashford last but was excited to hear about their event #blogashford which they were running for the second time. … Continue reading #blogAshford – building a community through independent retailers