Colour Your World | #20 Pantone® Snorkel Blue


It’s been a while since my last Pantone post. So much for one every couple of months eh?! There’s been so much going on recently though, it’s hardly surprising. We’ve barely been at home and the couple of free days that I do have — during the week when the boys are at nursery — seem to be over in a flash. I certainly don’t seem to be able to fit as much in as I’d like. But hey. Better than kicking my heels and wishing for something to do. I’d much rather be busy, than not. The next colour in the palette for this year is… Read More

Home Etc #73


Morning everyone. Wednesday again already — we’ve nearly broken the back of this working week! Welcome to this week’s Home Etc — a fabulous showcase for all things home; interiors, garden, crafts and upcycling. Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written posts that include interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY), garden or allotment ideas, plus crafting or thrifting. We have such a lovely little community and since we began, my good friend Jess and I — plus all our readers — have been treated to some creative and inspiring content from some really amazing bloggers. If you’re a fan of all things ‘home… Read More

188 weeks and 6 days | Autumn in the garden


Autumn crept up without me really noticing. Most of the deciduous trees, in our area, still have most of their foliage which is a little strange for this time of year. Often by now there’s a crunchy carpet of leaves underfoot. Usually by mid October, everything’s starting to look a little more stark than it did today. Plus it’s been really mild over the last few weeks. I’ve been pretending it’s late summer — still wearing flip-flops rather than my favourite boots — but if I’m sitting still working, for long periods in my she shed, things have a tendency to get quite… Read More

Home Etc #72


Morning folks! Welcome to this week’s Home Etc. My partner in crime — Jess — is off on another Mark Warner adventure so this week I’m flying solo! For anyone popping by for the first time: Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written posts that include interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY), garden or allotment ideas, plus crafting or up-cycling.     If you’re a fan of all things ‘home’ and have a post that you’d like to dust down and show off, Jess and I would love you to come and link up with us! Home Etc Favourites First favourite from last week came from Karen who blogs at Fuelled By Latte. She… Read More

A Halloween party & Sugar Skull Biscuits {with egg free royal icing}


Well, Summer is definitely over for another year. I’ve desperately been trying to hold on to it — refusing to wear proper shoes in favour of my flip flops — but, try as I might, autumn is upon us once more. The leaves are already beginning to change colour, the air smells fresher and I *might* (OK, I actually did) put the heating on the other night because I was so cold). So autumn — let’s not dwell on the onset of winter and cherish the here and now. Let’s think of things about autumn that we do like. Crunchy leaves that just beg to be jumped in. Tick. Wearing… Read More

Home Etc #71


Morning folks and welcome to Home Etc! Last week my lovely co-host Jess (from the blog Mummy Of Boy & Girl Twins) and I shared the news that our little linky is now being supported by Laura Ashley! We’ve been SO excited about it and the response from the Home etc community was really overwhelming! Needless to say, we had one of our busiest weeks ever, with a great number of bloggers linking in and sharing their posts. Home Etc Favourites A favourite posts from last week came from Becky, who writes the blog Spirited Puddle Jumper, who showed off her amazing… Read More

Thoughts on the Siemens Avantgarde iSensoric Washing Machine


Twins. Double the love, the work, the fun, the stress, the smiles, shoes, toys, clothes… double practically everything. But quadruple the washing load. Oh the washing — no-one told me about that when I was pregnant! In the early days, our washing machine seemed to be on constantly — one load of vests and babygrows after another. Then we went through the weaning stage. Bibs, tops and trousers encrusted with an assortment of food after every single meal. More washing. When the boys started nursery, I thought it would lessen slightly but, no. Cue paint stained tee-shirts and leggings — more washing. Followed by potty training. OK,… Read More

186 weeks and 2 days | Me and Mine {September}


More often than not our monthly Me and Mine pics are literally just me and my three lovely boys. Taken — with alarming regularity — at the last minute. Often with a phone/ without makeup (me, not the boys)/ sometimes on the sofa because we can’t actually be bothered to move from the house. But this month it’s all change! Oh yes. We’re bucking the trend and our September Me and Mine pics and — similar to the July ones — are marking a family get-together. And not only that — this month (hallelujah) I’m on time!! Last weekend, it was my little… Read More