My Favourite Spring Coats

Crocuses are popping up everywhere and I have sprightly daffodils in the house. Spring MUST be round the corner! You still need a coat in Spring but my big cosy…

Wooden Floors: Making a House a Home

I have long been in love with wooden floors.  I think they have a huge impact on the feel of a home. Many years ago I lived in a 3…

Car Safety for Children

and found it helpful Todays post – Car Safety for Children All parents should take the safety of their children seriously, and child safety is particularly important when it comes…

A Beautiful Cast Iron Chiminea

A Beautiful Cast Iron Chiminea I am so completely in love with our new cast iron chimenea. If anything can brighten up this cold miserable weather it is this. Isn’t…

How to Control Home Temperature Remotely

Have you ever wondered how to control home temperature remotely and if it is even possible?I have recently been introduced to  Hive active heating, It’s pretty amazing really. Hive offers…

100 books and 100 writers project

100 writers project I have a project for the next year or two and that is to read 100 books by 100 modern classic authors. For Christmas I received this…

Easy Gardening

I am all for easy gardening. I love flowers and plants and luscious gardens. As a child we had a concrete back yard with just a tiny bit of garden…

My watch collection

I am excited to show you my watch collection. I have a passion for watches and seem to have a watch for every occasion. These have been accumulated over years…

Some thoughts on Valentines Cards

Thoughts on Valentines Cards I sent my first Valentines age 8 to a boy in my class at school called Dominic. who knows what I thought might happen but as…

We need to talk about good things

I read a post today on a blog that contained 60 tiny love stories., It made me feel happy, energized, warm, delighted, inspired and it restored my faith. I also…

Yellow Shoes and the Spring Colour trends for 2014

I have been dreaming of a pair of yellow shoes. Colour chart courtesy of Pantone What do you think of the Spring Fashion colours predicted for 2014 ? Designers take…

How do your children sleep in their bedroom?

 Seeing all the monsters submitted to the Philips Disney Imaginative Lighting SoftPals competition I posted about before Christmas got me thinking about how children cope in their bedrooms. It’s funny…

Places I Love: Hampton Court Palace

A few years ago for a blogger event I was invited to Hampton Court Palace for a family fun day. It is such a lovely memory – the whole trip.…

Baby Shower Gift Inspiration: Top Five Ideas for Guests

Guest post – Baby Shower Gift Inspiration The months preceding the birth of your baby can be filled with stress and anticipation; making sure that everything is planned, organised and…

My Dream Destination: Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park Huge thanks to Helen Wills from Actually Mummy shares with us her dream destination.   why I want to vist Kruger National Park My images are rubbish…

5 Family Calendars 2014

No one bought me a calendar this year …first time ever I think. I need a family calendar. I have been desperately trying to find one amidst the choice of…

Jacques Vert Stunning Winter Clothes

 short sleeve summer dress johnlewis.com dress johnlewis.com sheer chiffon top johnlewis.com embellished top johnlewis.com silver bolero jacket johnlewis.com coat johnlewis.com flared skirt johnlewis.com Jacques Vert flared skirt johnlewis.com Kate Spade…

Review: Airspung Louis Memory Mattress

Sleeping well makes you feel good and for a while sleep has been eluding me. However in the last few days things have changed. I have seriously fallen head over…