In a week filled with so much sadness I debated whether to write this post or not, but I suppose in the hard times it makes looking for the positives all the more important.  Along with everybody in the country I was shocked and saddened by the awful attack on Monday night.  When something like this happens so close to home it hits you even harder, but I think Manchester has shown the world what an amazing city it is in the way the people have come together.  The victims will never be forgotten and a lot of us have… View Post

Since receiving our planning approval for our new extension a couple of weeks ago my husband and I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest looking for ideas for our new space.  We are both huge fans of the open living/kitchen/dining space and this is a look we are wanting to create.  With two little boys who will undoubtably be spending a lot of time in the garden as they grow older we really want to make this back room the heart of our home. We live in a cottage which was originally built in the 1850’s.  Twenty… View Post

I wasn’t planning to return to full time working, certainly not in the short term.  If I’m being honest I wasn’t sure I would ever return to working five full days again but life has a funny way of throwing you a curveball just when you think you have everything sorted out. For a long time now my career hadn’t really been at the forefront of my mind.  If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know we were busy concentrating on trying to complete our family.  Whilst I wasn’t particularly happy in my current job I wouldn’t have felt… View Post

Life seems to have cranked up a gear recently and when that happens all things blog relates tends to go out of the window.  Posts have been a bit hit or miss and I have struggled to find the time to write or comment and even my usual Instagram happy place has been a bit neglected.  I’m probably the only person who really notices (and cares) but it’s always a niggle in the back of your mind.  I started this year with lots of grand plans of writing three posts a week, and keeping to a schedule and maybe that… View Post