Deck the Halls…with Festive Décor

I love entertaining – not a weekend goes by when I don’t have someone over for some drinks, dinner or brunch. This is made all the more special at Christmas, when the décor becomes even more vibrant than at any other time of year. With splashes of red and gold around the room, the festive…

Winter Walking

Walking is one of my favourite pass-times. Whether it’s a long hike on a summer’s day or a stroll through the frosty countryside, I find it’s the perfect way to rid myself of stress, breathe in some fresh air and forget about everything for a short while.     Sometimes I’ll stick on my headphones…

1 Weekend: 10 Months of Celebrations

Going home this weekend was extra special, as it was the first time that we had all been together, all under one roof as a family for 10 months. Celebrating 10 months’ worth of achievements and looking back at how much has happened so far in 2016, it is unbelievable to realise there have been…

Going Home-Home

Speaking to a friend this week who is at a similar point in her life to me, we found it amusing that we  knew exactly what the other meant by “home” and “home-home”. It is quite the landmark for someone in their twenties who has moved away from their parents, to eventually find somewhere which they consider to be a home. As…

Family Time

This weekend my grandparents came to visit. As a couple who are very active and busy for their age, it is always nice to treat them to a weekend away from the farm when they can relax and enjoy some of the benefits of living in a more urban environment.     At 70+, my…

Clean Space – Clean Mind

I’d be lying if I said that I enjoy cleaning, it’s more that I enjoy the result and the feeling of completeness. I never realise how messy my flat has got until I start cleaning it, at which point I can’t stop until I’ve restored it to it’s rightful condition. Seeing the rooms sparkling makes me…

Lecky’s Baby Shower

The first member of our family’s next generation is going to arrive any day now, and I am incredibly excited to be an aunt! Boy or girl – I don’t know, but I can’t wait to meet my nephew or niece.     This weekend was the pre-arrival baby shower. Being quite a new concept…