Four Essential Ways to Unwind this Autumn

*this is a collaborative piece* It’s the end of summer, and as such we’re heading full steam into shorter days, longer nights and cooler weather. Autumn is a wonderful season of changing hues and climate, but it also comes with its own stresses and anxieties – whether they be related to work, your children, or […]

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Looking for a place in the sun?

The husband and I may only be in our early forties, with children who have not quite hit the teenage years, but we do talk about our future and when the children leave home, and what we will do. We have all sorts of plans ranging from the grand to the simple, from the exotic […]

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10 things I love about coffee…

It’s International Coffee Day. I don’t usually get behind all these days where we randomly celebrate things, other than if it involves cats, or cake, but I can justify celebrating coffee. You all know I love, love coffee.  So, here are my ten things that I love about it and why I drink it! Coffee […]

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What To Do When A Family Member Sustains An Injury     

*this is a collaborative post* While you don’t want to see a family member experience any type of injury, it’s not always a preventable situation. Accidents happen, and what is truly important is that you’re there for your loved one when they’re hurting and need you the most. It’s likely they’re going to be shaken […]

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3 Common Reasons for Contesting a Will  

*this is a collaborative post* Be mindful that contesting a will is not an easy or cheap process, so you may want to think twice before moving forward with your actions. However, it’s also possible there is good reason for why you want to contest a will and that you feel will give you a […]

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Is it possible to not buy new clothes?

The alterative title to this blog post should be “I have a massive hole in the ass of my jeans and I REALLY don’t want to go clothes shopping” because I have been wondering lately, about clothes shopping. I don’t particularly enjoy it. I like clothes, I like nice clothes, but because of the jobs […]

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Happy Birthday to us – and a giveaway

Eight years ago, I started blogging. Eight years ago this month, I wrote a post on a creaky blogspot blog that I had created, and I wrote a post about my kids and how I couldn’t handle another day of whining and screaming. They were 4 months old and not quite four years old. I […]

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