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Moving From London To The Countryside

Well hi there, If you have read my ABOUT page it will come as no surprise to you that I am very accustomed to moving up and down the country with my husband’s job and my children.  It has not been without it’s fair set of challenges along the way, but I can honestly say I am very grateful to of experienced living in different counties of England. Before we moved to the idyllic setting of the Cotswolds-Gloucestershire, we were living back on the outskirts of London. I was happy to be what I call “HOME” being born and bred in London, and it was really great to be able to catch up with family and friends and get back into the fast pace of ‘London’ living. However, when we were due to leave again I found it so strange that so many people thought I was brave to be okay about moving out of London again. What was brave about it? It made me think how easy it is to become so confined to …

So Many Reasons Why Not To Break Your Leg…

I am not sure if anyone will be interested in this post as it is essentially me talking about my experience of breaking my leg and how it has pretty much changed my life for the last twelve days. So a bit of background information on how this happened…. It was my uncle Malcolm’s 60th birthday party with a live band. I was looking forward to going for so long. The plan was to go down to London, help my aunt and uncle set up the hall with the food and decs etc.. and then get on with the celebrations. So, most of this went to plan without too many hiccups along the way, until this happened… Okay, so admittedly as my husband keeps reminding me that once I found out my uncle’s sister had announced that there was a free bar, I was like a child in a sweet shop.  Yep say no more! {Although I have to state I have not really drank alot for the last year as I hate the hangovers.}. …

18 New Year Goals..

Happy New Year! I can’t believe how each year seems to be flying by so quickly. It’s scary! This year is all about making realistic, sustainable goals. No silly, unobtainable dreams. This is where everyone seems to go wrong. There are many blog posts I read and think ‘Wow are you really going to do that?’ good for you (but I doubt you will keep that up!). I have put together my own personal list that I would like to achieve this year, but hey if I don’t, then what the hell! 1. Worrying too much about things that have not happened yet!     I am the world’s worst person for worrying about future events before they have even happened. Hence, why I suffer with enormous anxiety. This year I want to focus on being a bit kinder to myself and realising at times you need to take a step back and just breath. 2. We all deserve to give ourselves a pat on the back. I am determined to focus on what I have achieved …

Christmas shenanigans…

So how was your Christmas? That’s the typical question everyone asks you once normal life resumes. I say normal life, I mean normal routine, out of the Christmas frenzy/haze… So this year for me has been pretty odd really. I am not sure if it’s because I have got to the age where I am now just questioning everything and over thinking things, or if I am just simply bored with the routine. Don’t get me wrong, I can still get carried away with the present buying, the`Christmas lattes’ and the general instagramable sheep following most people do. I even jumped on the Christmas Eve box bandwagon to prolong the build up, and of course the obligatory Christmas PJ’s with much eye rolling from my husband. As soon as December arrives I am out there along with everyone else searching for the bushiest Christmas tree( I bought 3 this year- weirdo) and buying some new decs. I also love a good carol singing sesh ( in fact that was my fav part!) and the odd(or …

October half term …. Pumpkin picking and Halloween…

October half term has always been really special to me,  I just love the autumnal colours, chunky jumpers, bobble hats, scarfs and warm hot chocolates after a crisp walk on the beach. THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING!  So as soon as the kids were out of school we headed down to Cornwall to see the in-laws and stay in our favourite place called Hayle, (which you may of read a previous post ) this place truly has the  most stunning beaches and breath taking views. After our usual first night of fish and chips (nothing like steaming hot, local fish and chips to get you in the holiday spirit), it was time to plan what kind of things we would do for the week. We usually take a few days to unwind and breathe in the fresh Cornish air and then we venture out. However, after seeing loads of pictures on instagram we decided to jump on the ‘Pumpkin picking’ bandwagon and give it a try. So after a search on google we discovered an …

Winter capsule wardrobe….

I have to say although I love fashion, I am not sure if that qualifies me to write about it. I spend hours scrolling other peoples blogs, instagram and pinterest always looking for inspiration and ideas. As a body conscious person I have to say I am a big lover of Winter. Cosy jumpers thrown on with jeans and boots accessorised with bobble hats and blanket scarfs. What’s there not to love! It seems from my research that the ‘chunky Knit’ tucked into ‘mom jeans’ is a real favourite this winter. I have also noticed the pleated skirt with an ‘over-sized’ jumper seems to be a staple. I just love the look below but sadly I just know that would not look like that on me as my body shape is totally different. What I love about the fashion at the moment is that there are no real rules or age restrictions(thank god!) Oh yeah apart from crop tops of course, only someone under the age of twenty with a perfectly flat stomach should be …

Back to what I know best…..

So many apologies for being absent for so long….. I have no excuses apart from being distracted with every day life. So, sorry to any of you that are disappointed with my pathetic attempt to build a blogging path/career!  However, you gotta keep trying.. so I am determined to change this situation and embrace this ‘blogging’ journey as intended from the beginning. I know, yawn.. yawn I have said that before, I know, but at least I am REAL I suppose…?? Life does just simply get in the way when you have three children, a husband and a cat, and your not a spring chicken anymore.. Anyway enough of that ‘get the violins out bo***xs’! Lets get chatting… I felt inspired to write about something that really affected me in a big way over the last couple of months, and why we should not presume that things will always fall into place. I have always been one of those people that seemed to attract drama and negative shit in my life but have always found away …

Italy

So it’s this time of year again, the sun is shining, spring is in full bloom, and I am googling like crazy ‘family holidays’. I have to admit that it is my guilty pleasure. I have always loved to travel. It is in my blood. I love to explore… I think it’s genetic. My Grandad spent most of his life in the military and had lived all over the world with my nan. He had the most amazing stories to tell as I was growing up. His love of exploring, certainly rubbed off on me. My first real experience of travelling was when a friend suggested going to live on a kibbutz in Israel as a volunteer. What’s a kibbutz I hear you say? I had certainly never heard of one. My friend told me we would be staying with a community of people and helping them with producing ‘Olives’ for the rest of the world. Kind of strange I thought, but hey’ I was up for the adventure, what the hell. So, before I …