My DIY helper and my new trolley

My RASKOG trolley from IKEA is finished, with a little help from Thea. I love how it complements my Ben di Lisi polar bear magazine rack (just…


New friends please

Last night before she went to bed, Ava said, “Tomorrow I want to play with three friends: Thea, Lucy and Emily.” “Oh, I don’t know…

IKEA treat

I’m excited to put this together this morning 💕 I’m going to keep my crafty bits in it.

A Day In Our Life

This morning, like every morning, was a complete battle of wills. Firstly, the will to wake up completely left me, after getting up about four…

Raise your glasses

The new glasses went down well!

Day Out At The National Trust’s Greys Court

We had a lovely day out this weekend, at Greys Court, near Henley-on-Thames. (I haven’t missed out the apostrophe, by the way!) It’s a National…

Glass half full

Every time we give Thea a drink, it ends up somewhere inappropriate. On the floor, spilled over the table, into her food, over the sofa……

Little Bunny gets a dress

Lovely Grandma made Little Bunny a Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ dress. Ava couldn’t be happier. I think it goes beautifully with the ‘ballet…

It's business time

This lovely little package dropped through my letterbox this morning: Thank you very much #moo @moo.com for my samples, I love them! Just trying to…

The Ava who was afraid of the dark

Ava’s going through a scared of the dark/saying anything so she doesn’t have to go to bed phase, so we let her have a camping…

Saving water, and maybe some money

We recently had a free visit from Anglian Water, to see if we could save any water. I do worry about how much we use, when…

You lookin' at me?

This morning, Ava was eating her breakfast when she said, “That lady’s looking at me.” “What lady?” I asked, slightly worried. “There (pointing to the…

If only this were true…

Not the accident part, obviously. The four grand.

My picture in the Huffington Post

I’m very excited to see that a picture from my Instagram feed with the hashtag #WomenIRL has appeared in the Huffington Post! This is the…