Impatiently impatient.

My friends all know what I’m like, I’m possibly THE most impatiently impatient person I know. Once I get an idea I run head on into it, tackling all obstacles out of the way, blinkers on, ferocious clearing of the house, filling up everyone’s newsfeeds with sale after sale post, scraping together funds to give…

Let’s eat cake.

I made a quick cake as we had family coming today for a Boxing day at home. It’s my go to recipe, so quick and easy to make and really rather delicious and indulgent.  I thought I’d share it with you. Beetroot Brownie Cake… Ingredients – I’ve doubled the quantities as I always like to…

Christmas Eve.

So, the big day is nearly upon us, I finally got a chance to make some progress yesterday as the girl’s went to Mousehole with their Grandparents to see the christmas lights and to watch a play. I had planned to be much more organised this year and to have everything sorted by the end…

Creating Christmas traditions.

One of the wonderful things about having children is how Christmas is reborn for you in your parent capacity. The responsibility for creating the festive magic has passed to you and a good dose of that can’t help but rub off onto you too. Last weekend we went to¬†Trerice, an Elizabethan house so full of…

Living room.

Since the extension was built I’ve been having a quiet battle with the living room.  Because the garden room is so light, with a high ceiling, in my mind it has made the sitting room feel squished and a little forgotten. The ceiling, which isn’t that high, feels even lower, the rank artex is too…

Baskets full of money?

I’d like to talk about 2 things in this post, 1 is baskets, the other is money.. I’ve spoken of my basket love before, as a mother I need to hide ugly things in pretty places, baskets are my chosen solution. I wanted to share with you some lovelies that arrived today.. I bought them…

Trees and frolics.

Today we bought our tree, a little earlier than usual, but Stu’s shift pattern coming up won’t allow much tree perousing so we decided to get it sorted today, whilst enjoying the beautiful sunshine, then take our time to decorate over the coming week. I have such fond memories of my Dad and I setting…

Small Business Saturday

‚ÄčToday is Small Business Saturday and inspired by the lovely Catherine Caton’s Instagram post this morning I would like to share with you some of the small businesses that I follow, have bought from, plan to buy from in the future and some that I have just discovered. We all get caught up in the mass produced cheap…