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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 […]

Perfect day for a Wedding

This wedding invitation has been sitting on my dressing table for what feels like months! It was a dark cold Spring day when it dropped through the letter box and the thought of a beautifully sunny day of celebration was just this thing to lift our spirit’s back in those wintery days of March. But […]

May 2016 Playlist

Before May merrily passes by into June (how fast is this year going?) Here’s my May 2016 playlist. I’ll be listening to this over the bank holiday weekend, hopefully in the garden with a bbq sizzling and a glass of something fizzy, but as it’s a British bank holiday it’s bound to rain in which […]

Losing my voice (and getting it back).

I have been so bad at keeping my blog up to date, my work life balance has been out of whack for months and I didn’t really know where to start again and almost feel like I might have lost my voice (my blogging voice that is, not my actual voice). It all start when […]

Much change!

I haven’t blogged for such a long time and so much has changed. My business Wood Paper Scissors I share with my husband is going really well, so well in fact that we have moved the business and now have a dedicated studio workshop. Which has been fantastic and we have a lovely studio assistant […]