Getting My Sh*t Together

So as I’ve said many times September, is my favourite. I don’t know if it is because my Birthday is sometime during the month, or because the seasons start to change again. Sandals get packed away and I start to take stock furiously writing lists in various notebooks and diaries. I use this pre-Christmas time […]

What I’m listening to right now! Sep 2016

It’s September, my favourite month. For me it feels a bit like a new year. I like the fresh-start feel that the month brings. I’m also very much enjoying the warmer weather! So here’s what I’m listening to at the moment. You may notice I’ve been a bit influenced by the festival we went to […]

First Family Festival

Hooray!! We survived our first family festival! We only went as day trippers so it doesn’t really count – but we would have camped if it was an option. In a passed life I was regular ‘Festival-er’ but since setting up a business, getting married and becoming a mum it all kind of went on […]

Family time in France

After our recent disaster of a holiday you might think I would be more than hesitant about boarding another plane less than two weeks later. But that’s exactly what we did. From the age of three I spent every Summer in France. I have fantastic memories of those long hot summers; eating boiled pigs trotters […]

Taking time to breathe and just be

Today it might be raining but we have had some glorious sunshine this week. I am always keen to pack up a picnic and head outside (even if it’s only to the garden) at the mere suggestion of a no-rain day. I have been taking full advantage of the great weather and some days off […]

Dream holiday / total nightmare

After hours (and hours) of deliberation, contemplating locations, flight combinations and resorts. Calculating every last penny to get the very best deal for our hard-earned cash. Planning a holiday can be stressful business, there are seemingly infinite choices to consider and now we have a child’s wants and needs thrown into the pot, along with […]

The School Holidays / Juggling Act

Being self-employed, the School holidays are usually a manic juggling act, but I’m starting to feel that things are beginning to balance slightly more in my favour. This is so important for us as a family, for our creative business and most importantly for my sanity. We’ve just had a week away and have a […]

June 2016 playlist

Here’s my bumper playlist for June. We’ve had a few long car journeys over the last few weekends, two to North Yorkshire and one to Cleethorpes so this playlist is 50 tracks of car driving joy, you may prefer it on shuffle!  

LyvedenALIVE!

  Earlier in the year we joined The National Trust. The decision was made after a family half term trip to Cornwall, where virtually everywhere we visited (even some of the car parks) would have been free had we been National Trust members. I think in the end it was a particularly special jacket potato […]