Emergency Pudding 

Sometimes one requires an emergency pudding. We’ve all been there when you just need something sticky and gooey and sugary and there’s NO TIME to make anything.  Or y’know, you’re just feeling really lazy.  That’s where these come in!  Cuppa Bakes (sold in M&S) are brilliant! You mix the pre-prepared ingredients into a mug (with some…

Big Little Lies

If you haven’t seen it already then you simply must watch Big Little Lies.  Based on the book by Liane Moriarty it follows the lives of some school mums (I refuse to say moms) in Monterey, California.  Yes it’s about mothers and their kids and school gate politics but it’s also about relationships and what…

Little Plants

Yesterday I was in Waitrose and I spontaneously bought these weeny plants for my kitchen windowsill.  One is a mini orchid and the other is some kind of succulent. Don’t ask me which and please ignore the shockingly awful photos.  I have one of those very narrow windowsills in my kitchen above the sink. It’s…

Not happy

I’m not happy.  Months and months ago I bought some pink daffodil bulbs from Amazon.  This was the photo advertising them. But mine have just opened and… and… they’re not pink. They’re a sort of orange peachy middle with pale creamy petals.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re very pretty and all that but THEY’RE NOT WHAT…

Recipe for happiness?

I touched on the subject of hygge on this blog just over a year ago. My love for all things Scandi hasn’t really lessened and the concept of hygge is one that I am still very much a fan of. For those that don’t know, hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish pastime that sort of combines happiness,…

Car

We bought a new car today! Not new new but new to us. It’s only a year old and we paid £10k less than if we’d ordered one from the factory so I’m a very happy girl.  I’ve never had a Jeep but always quite fancied one. But the Cherokee and its big brother the…

The Girl Before

A couple of weeks ago somebody messaged me saying I haven’t blogged about books in ages. And they’re right. I’ve been working a lot more than I’d originally intended and certain things have taken a back seat and reading for pleasure has certainly been one of them. I pretty much only ever read in bed and…

Egg Run

Last weekend I spent a good couple of hours on the National Trust website.  We joined up last year with big plans to visit gazillions of places but then I went and got a job at the very start of the summer holidays which kind of scuppered it all. I also hurt my foot which certainly…

Bedtime

I don’t really do nightwear. I wear an oversized man’s white t-shirt. Think Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. But less stabby.  Sometimes I really do berate myself for not making more of an effort. I curl up in bed fresh from the bath in my cotton Calvin Klein and imagine the rest of you swanning…

Picnic Basket Bag

I don’t generally buy myself accessories. I’m not a big jewellery person, usually just sticking to my wedding/engagement rings and a pair of simple studs in my ears. I don’t have overflowing collections of decorative scarfs like some of my friends. Or hats. Or sunglasses. But once in a blue moon I see something and…

Twins

Over the Christmas break my sister gave birth to twins. In short they are adorable. I love babies, I really do. I was totally, completely and utterly OBSESSED with my own. But now she’s an actual teenager. So the thing I was most excited about when it came to the new babies was THE SHOPPING.  There are…

PDA 

I just bought my husband’s Valentine’s card for next month. He always buys better cards than me but I’m pleased with my find this year. We don’t really go in for lots of presents generally as a couple but I do like a declaration of love.  I’m a very tactile person. I like lots of…