Organised Mess

As I child I was disgracefully messy. I didn’t notice it at the time and had no understanding of why people tidied up all the time. The way I saw it was, if it’s in the middle of the floor exactly where I dumped it then I can’t lose it, right?   Now, as an […]

  Below is an article which covers a topic I’m trying hard to build into our lives. We recently went through all of our household bills and managed to cut down our monthly outgoings by a couple of hundred pounds. Things are always  tight so it’s great to keep track of what goes in and […]


  Confidence Do you have any? I don’t. I wish I did but it’s something I certainly have never been gifted with. I think I’m a lot better than I used to be as a child but when it comes to self-belief, I’m not your woman!   As a child I hated school. I didn’t […]

I’ve been tagged by my friend Patricia from White Camellia’s (check out her beautiful photography!) to list and explain five of my favourite things from any aspect of life. It was really hard to narrow it down but here are the first five I came up with (I then thought of another few but am […]

So we’re currently on holiday and I have to say, it’s been pretty fab so far.  The weather is incredible, I’m in a part of the world that can only be described as Alice-Heaven and everything at home is running smoothly.   It’s pretty strange not having Jude here. Really strange actually. But I’m so pleased […]

Love Millie

  I was contacted a few weeks ago by a lovely lady asking if I’d like some personalised t shirts for the children. Weirdly, I’d actually seen her website that same week and had spent ages testing out all the options for t shirt design using the online customising tools, so I was really excited […]

Ironies of life

    Not wanting to sound too Alanis Morissette-esque but I was thinking about some of life’s great ironic situations and was hoping you’d be able to add to my initial, Jude specific suggestion.   So you know I’m currently pursuing a weekly residential school place for Jude because a) the consistency would be best […]

    I’ve been working on something fab for a while now but wanted to show you in advance before it properly comes to a head in August…   I wrote a book! It’s not a long book, more like a tester, a waving hand at the world in an attempt to show people that […]