It's Halloween!! Yippee!! We've taken the kids to the nearest organic pumpkin field and purchased the biggest orange vegetable that they could carry (actually we didn't - mr fhb picked up a couple in Tesco's the other day) we've hollowed it out, wrestled with slimy innards and crudely carved some sort of 'face' with a … Continue reading Halloween for dummies
I'm not going to tell you that I embraced my grey hairs when they came through, I went grey too young - in my twenties and for years I fought to cover them up, but last year the greys won, they populated about 90% of my head, so I gave up. I'm not ecstatic about … Continue reading Grey hair don’t care – but what do I wear?
Autumn is a month for some of my favourite colours - mustard, russet and earthy brown, warming food and soft comforting layers... This autumn I am kicking off with a spicy Thai soup made with seasonal produce and rice noodles, this is a quick recipe and makes a perfect lunch on a wet and blustery … Continue reading Thai butternut squash and noodle soup
As many of you will be aware by now at the beginning of this year we made a big move - from a lovely little beach community just outside Brighton to a village on the Dorset coast. It hasn't been an easy ride, and, I'll be honest, I haven't felt like posting in my blog … Continue reading A Dorset life…
Disclaimer - what you are about to read may offend. If so, I am sorry but ... this is how I feel about most of the weddings that I have been to (not all) but most. However I am sure yours was brilliant, a great knees up and opportunity to share your special day with … Continue reading Weddings and other momentous occasions
I am on a mission. I 'need' to find a lovely pair of culottes, they are so damned perfect with everything, so chic, so right for this weather and infinitely practical when running around after small people but to find the right pair? That's not so easy... I don't buy new anymore. Well that's not … Continue reading The perfect culottes
Moving home is not that easy. Leaving the home behind where my children were babies, toddlers and then attended the local primary school was much harder then I thought it would be, I lived in a cosmopolitan community - just outside Brighton. My friends were international - interesting, inclusive and bohemian. I felt like a … Continue reading When do you call it a day ?