Ok, I've scrolled through lots of fluffy pics on Instagram and Facebook this last week depicting scenes of Christmassy joy and carefree abandon as parents and kids bomb down icy slopes on thin sheets of plastic and sling ice balls at each other. Rosy cheek children beam at the camera and parents with matching white … Continue reading #snowday – it’s a bit pants actually
I don't do winter (or mornings) I've had enough now of grey damp days can we please wind the clocks on to Spring? Yes, I know it can be atmospheric, bleak and less crowded around the place and there's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothes - but really, I've had enough. I … Continue reading A guide to coping with those winter blues…
There is a tradition in Ireland (the Emerald Isle where Mr fhb was bought up) that on the 6th January a woman's hard work over the festive period is recognised in that she is given a 'day off' from any domestic tasks/caring duties. Traditionally this has involved women meeting together with friends, maybe in a … Continue reading Women’s little Christmas
The Wheatsheaf is situated just short drive north of Henfield, West Sussex, approx 12 miles northwest of Brighton making it an ideal escape from the bustle of the city, and, with plenty of options for walking in the surrounding area it would be an ideal weekend destination. This rather ordinary looking pub is undoubtedly a … Continue reading The Wheatsheaf, Henfield. A country pub with a critically acclaimed chef.
Slindon is a picturesque little village in Sussex that once a year bears witness to an influx of the rest of the population of Sussex as chauffeured kids pull up to marvel at the display at Pumpkin Cottage. It is indeed that time of year again, Halloween is almost upon us and we all feel … Continue reading Pumpkin Cottage, Slindon and a walk through the woods
This walk takes approx half an hour but, if like me you like to stop off en route to enjoy the sea (I'm still enjoying my daily dips) or to play hide and seek at Shoreham Fort it can be a very nice way to spend most of a sunny day. Shoreham beach now benefits … Continue reading Family walks in and around Sussex. Shoreham beach to the Shoreham Fort.
Anna from chalkandmoss.com contributed previously on this post - writing about how small changes to our home environment can help lift our mood and today she has provided a recipe that is sure to hit the spot. I have made this soup and it is utterly delicious; my kids loved it too and I popped some in a food flask … Continue reading Banish those winter blues … part 2 (diet). A delicious recipe for homemade fresh tomato soup…