30 before 30

I’ve seen a few of my friends posting a list of 30 things to do before the age of 30. I enjoy reading these as it gives a little glimmer of what a person is really about, what they really want to be up to, what they really want to achieve and the direction they want…

Home Makeover Month

My hubby and I have been super busy over the last month getting our house in shape! This will probably only be our home for the next 1.5-2 years so while thats barely any time at all, its still a fair while for day to day living. Our aim was to get this place feeling…

Mist-erious Sunset

The weather in South France has been insanely mild this autumn/early winter! As I type this post it’s currently 24 degrees sunshine in the garden! The air has a certain winter chill to it and when the sun starts to tuck itself away around 4-5PM the temperature suddenly plummets to permit winter fires! But generally…

Winter Feast

When I was young I didn’t really understand what Christmas was about – like just gimme presents and bake all the yummies. As I got older I began to understand it as a religious ceremony about some baby that I didn’t believe in and those nice tunes I hummed along to actually had so many…

Two car team!

I have definitely never been a car person. In fact throughout my life I have been spotted driving a 18th century Nissan Micra and a 2004 ginger Ford Fiesta called Rupert, so my car expertise is somewhat lacking. When my dad and granddad pitched together to buy my second car I felt like a goddess…

Cursed Child – Theatre Week

With the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them just behind us and my social media timeline filled with brilliant snaps from the premier and just people generally flailing about a new Potter edition in their lives, it seems fitting to share my Cursed Child experience (while keeping the secrets obviously). Firstly I have…

Sew what?

After ‘umming’ and ‘arring’ about buying a sewing machine for the last year, my hubby finally pressed the order button on my Amazon shopping basket. Last week I unboxed my shiny new basic Brother machine. Considering I think I have touched a sewing machine or anything fabric-making about twice in my life and that mostly…

Kick Starting Booktober

After an absolutely insane summer of chaotic schedules and rushing around I absolutely cannot wait to kick back this October and see how many books I can get through on my winter reading list! To get this novelistic party started, heres a quick review of some of my more sinister recent reads. The Silence of The…

Summer Travel

Summer 2016 has been a great one filled with traveling adventures! Last summer we went state side and explored Miami and Florida, this year we decided to stay in Europe and spread our wings. First up was a road trip around Provence. We went to Pont du Gard. Point du Gard is the tallest and…

Marbled Jewellery Bowls

A few days ago I started playing with oven-bake clay and thought I’d share some of the arty things I have been making. So what is oven-bake clay? Well, it’s a type of home and children friendly clay that comes in different colours and all you have to do is make something pretty and then…

Bath Bombs

I just get these craft ideas into my head, and although I could just buy these things for much cheaper – when I decide I want to make something there is no stopping me! This week it has been bath bombs! I spent a small fortune ordering all the ingredients and equipment I needed and…

The Crow’s Tale

Author: Naomi Howarth I absolutely LOVE this childrens picture book!! It is about rainbow Crow who journeys to the sun to ask for heat to help the other animals survive the cold winter. The sun gifts Crow with a branch on fire which stains Crows feathers black from soot. Rainbow crow returns a hero but…

Country Kitchen

I finally got back home two days ago. Being home with no studying always means I get my creative juices flowing and what better way to celebrate than set up my own baking corner in our country kitchen?! So here it is – my little slice of domestic bliss! Why baking all of a sudden? Well,…