Those earrings…

Those earrings. Given to me by my parents when I was the same age as her. Made from a piece of jewellery my mother had broken up and made into a first pair of “good earrings” for me. Real stones. Diamonds and rubies. Worn for special occasions. Treasured as “proper jewellery”. Kept by me, hidden […]

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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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That’s me in the corner, baking bread…

When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods.  I do things, productive and creative things.  I like to cook, but mostly I like to bake.  It makes […]

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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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Every girl needs a pair of bling shoes (a giveaway)

*this is a collaborative post, I was kindly sent a pair of shoes to review, but all opinions are my own* I love shoes. Shoes are possibly one of my favourite items of clothing, and I think you can tell a lot about a person by what they are wearing. Comfortable shoes, beautiful shoes, impractical […]

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Project Linus quilt – update so far

So if you follow our blog, you will know that I am taking part in Project Linus and creating a quilt, with the tween’s help, to be part of a very worthy cause.  My mum taught me how to do some basic quilting when I was a child, and I made quilts for my children […]

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It’s not me, it’s you…

  Something I have learned in my journey to dealing with my own mental health and getting myself into a more fixed better place is that not everyone wants you to be in that better place. Not everyone has grace for you to change your life. People don’t cope very well when someone makes changes […]

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