Blogmas Day 1: A festive trip to the garden centre

If you want to get in the festive frame of mind, without venturing too far or spending far too much, then head to your local Garden centre. Go on, get yourself into the car, or wrap up warm and set off on foot. Whatever your preferred mode of transport, your local Garden centres is never […]

When one month long challenge ends, another begins: Merry Blogmas

So last night, NANOWRIMO wrapped itself up and I finished my typing, stopping at 52, 670 words. And boy am I glad that November is done and dusted now. But as one door closes on a month-long challenge another door opens. It’s now officially December and Advent has well and truly begun. So I figure […]

An update on NANOWRIMO: Quantity vs quality

It’s usually the other way around, isn’t it? It’s meant to be quality and not quantity but on this occasion the tables have turned. Or the laptop has turned…off. Oh good grief, I’m not making an ounce of sense. So before I carry on writing nonsense (something I’ve gotten to be very good at this […]

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled…

I love Autumn and every year, when this season pulls up outside, I’m reminded of how incredibly beautiful it is. All those fallen, auburn leaves and the frost on the grass in the morning. Scarves and hats and wellington boots. Fireworks and sparklers and cosy nights in watching The Apprentice and I’m a Celebrity. Breath, […]

Making a house, a home. (Home accessories on a shoestring)

It’s not long now until Oli and I tie the knot…159 days to be exact! And we cannot wait. I’ve said it before in multiple posts and I’ll say it again now; I cannot wait to live with Oliver and for us to share a home together. And as I count down the days until […]

It’s November again and I really want to write a book.

I’ll start by saying that I got the redundancy. And that after it had fully sunk in and now that the dramatic dust has settled, I feel good about it. Positive in fact. Excited even. Because I get three full months off, all to myself whilst still getting paid. It’s a pretty sweet deal and […]