On Thursday, I checked the ten day forecast and saw nothing but dark clouds and rain ahead of us and no sign of the glorious days of twenty degrees and gin and tonics in the garden. What a wet way for spring to merge in to summer! But we don't really expect anything different in the UK, do we? That's why we take great pride in having a vast selection of umbrellas around our home, in our handbags and almost certainly in the boots of our cars (along with wellies and emergency raincoats). Or is that just me?Read More
Time passes, seasons change and the boys grow older, taller and louder by the minute (and the decibel), but one thing seems to remain consistent ... their love of strawberry picking. Last year, we spent at least a couple of mornings a week, between June and August, at our local farm selecting the reddest and ripest of the plentiful crop. It's serious business when you're two and four and determined to have a punnet full better than your brother's (check out the levels of concentration and the sneaky looks at each other's haul in this post - Jam-tastic).Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I worked on one of the loveliest collaborations ... an Instagram takeover with Etsy and Bloom & Wild to celebrate the start of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A handful of bloggers were sent the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers and beautiful selection of mainly floral-themed accessories and were asked to give their workspaces a spring makeover. Can you think of a prettier and more relaxing way to while away an hour or two? I was in heaven!
In all honesty, I tend to alternate between the dining table and our bed when I have work to do. I tried to take over the home office a few months ago but it was so hard to share a desk with a husband who doesn't appreciate the importance of a vast selection of colourful notepads, pencils, and paperclips. They. Are. Essential. And not to be pushed to the side in favour of scrap pieces of paper and boring biros.