Blogmas 15: Decorating the family (Christmas) tree

My Mum works like a Trojan. She’s a nurse, you see. Her work just never seems to be done. Hence why she sadly hasn’t had time to put up the family Christmas tree. So this responsibility fell to me instead. She asked me to do it. And seeing as I’ve been trying so hard to […]

Blogmas Day 14: How to fill a stocking for a one year old for under £20

My littlest niece, turned one this October. So this year, Christmas will be a lot more exciting for her as she has more of a concept of presents. And although she’s often more excited about the wrapping and the packaging, rather than the actual present underneath or inside, I have a feeling that she’ll enjoy […]

Blogmas Day 11: A family trip to Lewes

This weekend, Oli and I went to Lewes with my parents for a Christmassy, family day. If you haven’t been to Lewes before than I strongly recommend that you do. It’s a cute little place, full of Antique shops, amazing coffee shops, a Castle, bookish stores a plenty and cobbled stones. It’s quaint and pretty […]

Dear Weekend: Crying over spilt coffee, a day at the farm, a first birthday, a roaring fire and a sunday roast.

We started the day with a fried breakfast. And mugs of tea. And our feet up on the coffee table as we watched the first episode of this seasons The Apprentice. There are two candidates called Oliver and Rebecca this year, so the two of us have decided to back our namesakes and whoever ends […]

A Summer Holiday in France

It’s taken me a while to actually sit down and write about my summer adventures and I think that’s because subconsciously I’ve been trying to preserve them. As if writing about them makes them a thing of the past. So here I am, sitting in my garden, off sick, trying to make myself feel better by […]

How to throw a Baby Shower on a shoestring!

My sister is expecting her second child any minute now. Literally, any minute. So to celebrate the ever approaching arrival of this new bundle of joy, I decided to throw her a baby shower. Admittedly it was a little later than is traditional, but it went down very well and I thought I’d share it […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Fourteen: A Devonshire Adventure

After a week at Christian festival Soul Survivor, Oli and I ventured down to Devon to go on holiday with my parents, my sister and her husband and my adorable niece (who was, at the time, on the cusp of turning three). To shorten our journey, we stopped off at the National Trust’s Barrington Court. […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Thirteen: Bonnie Scotland

Ok, I’ll admit it! I’ve been rubbish about blogging whilst I’ve been away. Absolutely awful in fact. I set out with every intention of sustaining momentum but to be honest there were far too many distractions and time seemed to literally evaporate. Also wifi wasn’t exactly prevalent either. But excuses aside, I didn’t want to […]