Month: January 2016

Word of the Week 29/1/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

Win A Brilliant Preschool Book Bundle

We have been lucky to receive a rather gorgeous bundle of preschool books from DK. We’ve shared our thoughts on some other DK preschool books before, and as we like those ones so much, I knew this would be a treat. Both of the children were so excited when the …

Papery Peep January 2016

Welcome to the first Papery Peep of 2016! Papery Peep is that time in the month where I share anything papery that takes my fancy, and invite you to do the same. This month, I’ve been enjoying reading, so I thought I’d talk about that and update you on my …

Strawberry, Apple and Chocolate Crumble

I have long been a fan of crumbles, yet I rarely make them myself. My mum used to make them all the time for my brother and I, so we’ll still eat the odd one there every now and again, but I don’t think to do them at home. It’s …

My 5 All-Time Favourite TV Characters

I do like a bit of escapism into a TV show. Whether it be a drama, thriller, horror or comedy, if it grabs me and entertains me, I am content. I don’t watch any daytime TV or any of the soaps. In fact, when I think about what I do …

Word of the Week 22/1/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with …

My Current ‘To Be Read’ Pile

As it’s the start of a new year, I thought it would be nice to look back over my book journal for last year and remind myself of all that I read and enjoyed. It seems that 2015 saw me reading 72 books, along with a handful or re-reads. Some …

Plans For The Home This Year

At the start of each year, I like to look around the home and plan little projects in to spruce it up and change things around. Last year’s plans were the kitchen makeover, freshening up the bathroom, we redecorated the hall, stairs and landing, got a new shed and re-landscaped …

When Hell Becomes Heaven

I would hazard a guess that most parents with small kids have in their time ventured into a new kind of hell. A hell with bright lights, multi coloured balls, cages for their kids and noise levels rivalling feeding time at the zoo. Yes, I’m talking about soft play, or …

Word of the Week 15/1/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! It was so lovely to be back last week after the Christmas break, and an absolute pleasure reading and sharing your words. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop …

Siblings January 2016

The siblings have been very close recently. Even more so than normal, I think. The Christmas break saw Little Man and Boo having lots of fun together. I think if I were to choose one word to sum up the past few weeks it would have to be ‘play’. They’ve …

I’m Loving….Wrendale Designs Stationery

For Christmas I received some stationery. No surprise there, I know. My aunt and cousin bought me a beautiful new foxy writing set and notepad from Wrendale Designs, that I shared last week when launching BringBackPaper in 2016. I’ve started using the letter set and it feels so luxurious and …

Our Family Days Out Bucket List 2016

I am not a fan of January. Not one bit. I look forward to Christmas and enjoy the countdown, and then after it’s over, I just want spring to come. I want sunny mornings, my garden bursting with possibilities and drier days to get out and about. I suspect I’m …

Five Under £5 For January

Whilst I was having an early morning scroll through Instagram over the weekend, I spotted Julia’s #fiveunder5 series and promptly fell in love! Every month she shares five things she’s found, each for under £5, for a little fun and inspiration and invites others to do the same, and so …

Word of the Week 8/1/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week, this the first one of 2016! So lovely to have you joining me, as I hope to welcome back old faces as well as new ones to this linky. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple …

Bring Back Paper in 2016

I started #BringBackPaper back in April 2014, though it really doesn’t seem that long ago. You can read my original papery post here on why I wanted to start this feature. As we begin a new year, I’ve been giving some thought as to what do with the series this year. …

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