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Our Carbon Monoxide Alarm May Have Saved Our Lives

Our Carbon Monoxide Alarm May Have Saved Our Lives

Have you got a carbon monoxide alarm? Ours may have saved our lives. I had such a hygge day yesterday. It was pouring with rain in Chichester so we decided to take it easy. A late family brunch, followed by a bit of pottering, stew […]

Book Review: Hygge and Kisses by Clara Christensen

Book Review: Hygge and Kisses by Clara Christensen

I’ve just finished this book, which I was drawn to because of its Hygge theme. Told in 3 parts, Hygge & Kisses is the story of 26 year old Bo and the unravelling of her ‘life plan’. Why ‘Hygge and Kisses’ as a title? The […]

Hyggefest: Turning our House into a Home the Flylady Way

Hyggefest: Turning our House into a Home the Flylady Way

I really enjoyed the hyggefest of the Christmas season, and how our home looked – and felt – when it was dressed in all its finery. But how to follow that through once the tree has gone and the decorations have come down? Our home […]

New Year New Planning: The Tools

New Year New Planning: The Tools

So we’re four days into the new year and we still haven’t talked about planning! It’s time to put that right today, so if you’ve got a moment, sit back with a nice cup of gorgeousness, and get to it. You should know by now […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

New Year’s Day. The one day when a whole year spreads before us like the first page of a fresh notebook. This is a day full of hope. A day when a new chapter of our lives wait, expectantly, to be written. Today I challenge […]

On the 24th Day of Blogmas: Twas the Night Before Christmas

On the 24th Day of Blogmas: Twas the Night Before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve! All across the world, families are hunkering down for an evening of togetherness with those they love the most. This is the time when family traditions come into their own. And for our family, once the busyness has subsided, we sit together […]

On the 23rd Day of Blogmas: Staying on top of the Running Game with ParkRun

On the 23rd Day of Blogmas: Staying on top of the Running Game with ParkRun

With Christmas drawing ever closer, it’s become even more important to me to continue running. For those of you who have been following my journey, I had never run until 6 October this year, when I started Couch to 5k. I graduated a couple of […]

On the 22nd Day of Blogmas: A Review on the Last Working Day of the Year

On the 22nd Day of Blogmas: A Review on the Last Working Day of the Year

So the last working day of 2017 has finally arrived and I’m more than ready for it. It’s been a challenging year, this one, but boy has it gone quickly! So as I pack away my laptop and notebooks, my pens and pencils, I thought […]

On the 21st Day of Blogmas: A Christmas Play Day

On the 21st Day of Blogmas: A Christmas Play Day

Hooray, hooray, it’s a Christmas Play Day today! Schools across West Sussex finally finished yesterday – although poor Zac missed out on the Christmas fun as he was still poorly. But at least there is something for him to look forward to because this year […]

On the 20th Day of Blogmas: Cold Remedies

On the 20th Day of Blogmas: Cold Remedies

Sorry that this post has gone up late –  I’ve come down with a cold. Not what I needed in the last few days before Christmas. Urgh. It all started with my son. He came home from school last Friday looking all snotty and bleary-eyed. […]