Celebrating World Stationery Day

pencil pot

As i am sure you know from the little badge in my sidebar I am a national stationery week blogger and am really enjoying celebrating all things stationery. We are in the middle of national stationery week and today is …. National Stationery Week is organised by the London Stationery Show, the UK’s leading trade [...]

Dandelion Love

dandelion love

Sweet and simple and full of love…just when I needed them too. I potted up some Senetti this week. I adore their vibrant colours. Meanwhile my baby girl has been potting onions and parsnips ..look at those still pudgy hands The sky has been bright blue and the perfect backdrop to the apple blossom and [...]

Alexander Rose – Cornis Rocking Chair for the Garden

cornis rocking chair

I love to sit and relax in the garden with a book whilst the children play and reviewing this rocking chair has made that an absolute must do. It’s a hard job. My husband and son offered to put it together for me and it took 8 screws and 10 minutes. My husband was completely [...]

Days full of flowers

look up

My life has been full of flowers over the last two weeks. Some are from my garden, some are from trips out to parks, Easter gifts and more. I have been looking back over my instagram feed and it is a riot of colour. I can mark my days in flowers, days full of flowers. [...]

Fanatstic deal on cosmetics at Superdrug


A wonderful deal on on cosmetics at Superdrug starting today It’s 3 for 2 across the range and you can get a free make up bag too! Superdrug cosmetics are great value at the best of times. I have been reviewing a little selection and I have to say I am impressed. The GOSH forever [...]

My Thoughts on Spring Cleaning

infographic spring cleaning

Spring cleaning was something my mum always did without fail. For several days every window would be opened , everything would be dusted even our books, and she would be polishing , scrubbing and vacuuming all day long. I could never understand this as a child and just thought it looked like a great deal [...]

Flowers in the doorway

I havent joined in Annie’s lovely How does your garden grow? linky for a while even though it is my favourite linky ever! Sadly my back garden is bare and the grass is patchy and apart form a few daffodils amidst straggly grass there is nothing to see here! But to cheer ourselves up we [...]

Motivational (blogging) art by Gabriel Böhmer


I do love art and I adore original art and supporting upcoming artists. I have also been lacking motivation recently. Sometimes what you need  and what you love….. shabam! just come together. I saw a very funky typewriter on Artfinder which I loved by an artist called Gabriel Böhmer. I dithered about buying it (which [...]

How to find the perfect venue


I remember when we were getting married we had everything beautifully and easily arranged. Well almost everything. We used our local church in our parish for the actual wedding. My husbands good friend had a beautiful car so he was our chauffeur for the day! Flowers were from a florist in our neighbourhood we had [...]

All Yellow

yellow dress

I adore Spring. All the brighter colours you suddenly see people wearing just add to the generally feeling of sunshine on its way and flowers blooming. And then it rains. Then the sun peeps through and then it rains. Repeat. Yes British Spring time is unpredictable to say the least! But still, you just have [...]

4 seriously simple steps towards a more eco friendly home.

jumper blue

I was thinking the other day about how much waste we seem to generate in our home. Week in week out we fill our bins and have to go to the tip too. I need to try and do something about it! In terms of being more eco friendly there is a lot we can [...]

Being pampered around the world

unusual pampering treatments

Do you like being pampered? I like a foot spa , a shoulder and neck massage and I like the results of a speedy pedicure (though I do find them a bit ticklish!) I was reading an article the other day about pampering practices across the world and it was full of interesting ideas. In [...]

Hair loss concealer


With advancements in science, it has become easier to avail treatment for hair than ever before. It is true that hair clinics offer many good hair transplant and implant procedures for those with total hair loss or baldness, however there are other interesting options available for those who are experiencing thinning hair. One such option [...]

Beautiful Easter Gift Ideas for Children


Right from being really young we discouraged our large family from buying too many Easter eggs for the children. One year they got 10 each. There is no way they could possibly or should possibly eat that many so I had to help them out (and really I do not need the extra calories.) There [...]

5 Lessons for my Children to Live By

lessons to live by

This week I read Pennys lessons learned from her much loved  mother  and I also read Michelle’s post about the legacies she wants to leave her children.  Both pieces of writing moved me greatly and made me reflect on the lessons I have learned and wish to pass on. Michelle challenged others to share the [...]