Big Girl Pants

It was time. It was time to get on my big girl pants and cross some things off the to do list which I had been avoiding ostrich style. First I got up and went for a run. For the first time in a long time. It was fine. I maybe even enjoyed it a […]

Around here

A lot and a whole lot of nothing. That’s what’s been going on around here. The place is littered with half-finished craft projects. It seems that I can never actually manage to gather all the materials needed to complete something in one go. There are some wedding projects in the mix too which explains why […]

Wedding Season

Most people imagine wedding season is spring/summer time but I beg to differ. Our loved ones have embraced autumn/winter weddings. I love a good wedding no matter the season but actually I think darker evenings and being cosied up inside add to the whole experience. Yesterday Tony and Jade got married in a very personal […]


Having kids does something weird to your sense of time. Everyone says time flies when your children are young and I would whole heartedly agree. I mean one day I brought home a teeny 7lb baby home from the hospital and now he’s a 35lb walking, talking, opinionated, free thinking, creative, actual boy. And it […]

Teenage angst

I’ve upset a few people while out running recently. No, not the dog owners, I haven’t had to run away from a dog for ages. The people who seem to be most offended by me running past them are teenage girls. The first couple of times I’ve run past a gaggle of girls I didn’t […]


I’m going to preface this post with the disclaimer that even the Beechgrove Garden struggled this year with produce and I’m like a billion times less talented (in the garden sense) so it’s hardly surprising I haven’t got much to show for my gardening efforts this year. I have some carrots, not as many as […]