What a beautiful bank holiday weekend it has been.  When the sun is shining the UK is a wonderful place to explore and as we are often creatures of habit we have spent the past couple of days in one of our favourite spots in Wales.  I love that it now feels like a home away from home as we spent several years staying in my mums caravan in Pwllheli. One part of the country I am itching to return to is the South West.  Largely because I have such fond memories of holidaying in Devon as a child and… View Post

“Christmas is coming; the geese are getting fat.” This start of a classic nursery rhyme conjures up images of a groaning dinner table, log fires and frost and snow on the ground. And whether you have a goose, a turkey or something else for your Yuletide meal there are some simple ways to host the perfect Christmas dinner. It doesn’t have to be stressful and if you plan things well, you’ll not only give your guests a memorable experience but also end the event without being frazzled. Here are some tips to help you along: 1. Organise your menus in… View Post

Christmas is a really special time of year for our family, it’s where we all began. On a very cold, icy Christmas Eve back in 1995 a shy, slightly awkward 17 year old boy sent his best mate over to tell a 16 year old girl he liked her….and the rest is history. That’s not to say it’s all been plain sailing, And I had to wait, and wait, and wait before my husband eventually put a ring on it.  Every Christmas I would hope there would be an extra special present under the tree.  It seemed fitting, we met… View Post

It’s been months and months since I wrote an Ordinary Moments post, I fell out of the habit and with time at a minimum it was one of those things that had to give.  Admittedly, recently, I’ve lost my way with this little blog of mine, lost sight of why I started it in the first place, trying to be something perhaps I’m not.  I’ve struggled with what to write, worried far too much about what audience I should be targeting and all of that took the enjoyment that I used to get from this.  So I’ve decided to stop… View Post