Happiness is: {An embroidered top from Zara}

Fashion. It’s a funny old thing isn’t it? These days, there’s so much choice. When I was younger, we were limited to what the shops on our local high-street had in stock. Or — if my mum was feeling generous — we’d take a trip to the city and I’d browse, wide-eyed, through the rails of garments there. Nowadays, if… Read More

A night at the Bath Spa Hotel

What a difference a week makes. Last Friday evening, my boys and I had just checked into the Bath Spa Hotel; courtesy of our lovely friends at Joules. We’d had such a fun day with them at Badminton Horse Trials and they’d kindly arranged for us to stay at the Bath Spa Hotel for the night, to save… Read More

Home Etc #98

One of the things I love the most about Home Etc is our little online community and the fact that — after almost 2 whole years — it really is much more than just a blog linky. I was chatting to a couple of my blogging friends about it, last weekend, and saying that the ‘linky’ part… Read More

Home Etc #96

A warm and toasty welcome to this week’s Home Etc! We seem to have slipped back into winter again; yesterday gave us snow and hail and the temperature have dropped massively. Definitely a cause to cosy up indoors and lkeep the home fires burning. And talking of home. Back to this week’s Home Etc link-up. Home Etc… Read More

Home Etc #94

Welcome to this week’s Home Etc! We’re on the countdown to the long Easter weekend and I’ve already started feeding my face with mini-eggs. Easter — along with Christmas — is one of the few times of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast. It is isn’t it? Not just me? Anyway.… Read More

Home Etc #92

Morning home lovers!!! I’m back at the Home Etc helm after what feels like YEARS away. A week’s skiing — and a week off with a knackered knee — has an amazing way of making you totally lose track of time!! The last time I hosted Jess and I had just announced that we were expanding… Read More