Despite February being absurdly cold at points I feel Spring may be on the horizon. There are snowdrops in the chicken pen and the daffodils are beginning to poke through up in the woods, reminding me that Mother’s Day isn’t too far in the future. But before Spring is officially here; now that you have […]
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TS Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month. But I reckon the toughest weeks of the year lie in February. Cold, dark and gloomy, with the Christmas festivities a dim and distant memory. And author Jay McInerney happens to agree. So there. Everything feels a bit deflated on the arts and culture front this […]
Wow. December and January have been the busiest months for blogging about the arts. Tons of you have managed to fit in trips to the theatre, cinema and museums. I’ve read so many posts about these Christmas treats, that I’m already dying for next year to come around…. First up, it’s Panto. What would Yuletide […]
Last week at church I was listening to a lady speak on new starts and fresh beginnings. She was talking about how September is practically another January and for most of us it is a time to re-evaluate and think about where our priorities lie in the next year ahead. I was a bit taken […]
It’s August so it must be time for another bumper travel round-up. There are lots of bloggers out there posting about their summer holidays so I have tried to include as many as possible to give you lots of inspiration for your future travel plans. I have, for your delight, a couple of yurts, Butlins’ breaks and […]
It is summer *checks weather* At least, I have a feeling that finally we may have got some sunshine that won’t just pack its bags and pee off again after a few days… With this in mind, I am hoping to bring you some nice summer-y giveaways for you… To start us off, we have a […]
What a funny month May is, it feels like we have only just finished the Easter holidays and here we are with another couple of bank holidays thrown in for good measure. Even better for me is that my kids have an inset and polling day so I get loads of family time this month. […]
Hello, and welcome to another homes and design round-up, where I thought this month we could take a look at what you’ve all been doing for the kids’ bedrooms. There are so many stylish posts out there, so many stylish nurseries and play areas, that I thought it would be lovely to showcase some of […]
Phileas Fogg managed it in 80 days. I’m hoping we can get round the world a little quicker than that, thanks to the suggestions below. UK Some free time in London – A Guiding Life The Beaufort, Knightsbridge: a true boutique hotel – Mum’s Gone To… An amazing time at clueQuest – Family Travel Times Wales: Going down […]
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and all us crafters are gearing up for the giving season by making handmade tokens for our loved ones. I’ve been busy already and have made some bird feeders upcycled from old enamelware and vintage teacups. The lovely Rosalilium has been making delicious chocolate bark decorated with […]
Welcome to this month’s Home and Design Round-up where I’m hoping to show you what’s been happening in the world of home and interiors blogs, picking out some of my favourite posts and top ideas for your decorating inspiration. You may remember last month that I wrote about the Interiors blogs shortlisted in the Finals […]
I LOVE this time of year for crafts – Autumn, Halloween and then the quick build up to Christmas. All three packed with great opportunities for crafting with the kids. Lots of nature inspired crafts for Autumn, spooky fun for Halloween and of course the anticipation of Christmas just make it all just a wonderful […]
Us brits are so completely pre-occupied with the weather for the following reason: We get a heat wave for a month, yet the second we elect to head for the coast to enjoy the weather by the seaside it absolutely pelts down with rain. It’s completely illogical, and you can NEVER rely on the weather. We […]
In the past year I have come across quite a few new blogs who have been started by mums to review products only. I have nothing against it, but I know there are some bloggers who don’t like that type of blogs. I personally think people should do what is right for them, and if […]
This month sees the thrifty bloggers are sharing their fabulous frugal advice as usual! Over at Family Budgeting I have just started a brand new series featuring readers brilliant budget recipes Yum! Jane at Frugal in Cornwall has been sharing her car buying haggling tips and they are great! Over at Miss Thrifty free positive […]
So who’s still unwinding from Britmums Live then? I know I am, but what a fabulous inspiring weekend. Speaking on the Style Panel was a big highlight for me and if you came and got involved in the discussion, thank you for supporting us. I hope we inspired you to write more about homes, style […]
Soooo, the summer months are almost among us (not that you would believe it, not very warm and sunny HERE!!!!), so we thought it would be a great opportunity to share some Summer Crafty ideas? No? I am sure you will have PLENTY of time to get crafty, especially if we end up with a […]
Well, it’s nearly June, but the weather doesn’t seem to realise that, flitting from hot sunshine to wind and rain in the blink of an eye. So I’ve been on the look out for crafts both to do indoors, and to take outdoors and some that cross-over both! Here’s what I’ve found for your perusal… […]
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