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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Details Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman Publisher: Harper Collins (2018) Review There has already been a lot written about this Costa winner, but for what it’s worth, here is my review. As the title suggests, the eponymous heroine of Gail Honeyman’s […]

Variety Is The Spice Of Life: 57 Simple Pleasures To Take Me Through My Year

Variety Is The Spice Of Life: 57 Simple Pleasures To Take Me Through My Year

They say that variety is the spice of life. Now that I’ve turned 57, I thought it would be fun to share with you my own 57 varieties of simple pleasures to take me through this next year. Some of these will feed into my […]

57 Reasons to be Grateful – or Having an Attitude of Gratitude

57 Reasons to be Grateful – or Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Reasons to be Grateful – 1, 2,3…57! Yesterday I celebrated by 57th birthday, so in honour of that auspicious occasion here are 57 reasons ┬áto be grateful: A Fabulous Family: Reasons 1-7 I am ever grateful for having Matthew in my life. We’ve been married […]

Flourish: Finding My Blog Niche and Deciding Where To Take Things From Here

Flourish: Finding My Blog Niche and Deciding Where To Take Things From Here

I’ve been thinking about my ‘blog niche’, and how I want to take Flourish forward into the future. I’m loving this journey, and I hope you’re enjoying the ride too. So What Is My Niche? That’s the rub. I don’t know. And if I don’t […]

Flourish: Up Close & Personal – A Review of January

Flourish: Up Close & Personal – A Review of January

Before we get too steeped into a new month I want to review January. It was a long and difficult month that left me feeling tired and ready for a holiday. Along the way there have been some nuggets of light, so it’s not all […]

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 […]