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How to Have the Best Night’s Sleep Ever – 5 Top Tips for Bedtime

I got a bit of a lie-in this morning, because instead of taking the dogs out first thing, I’d arranged to meet friends later in the morning. This doesn’t often … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Abandoned Places: Old Meltham Railway Line

This morning I had the most wonderful and unexpected dog walk. Ste was off to a work conference in Orlando, so I had to drop him at the train station … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Night At the Opera: La Traviata at the ENO

This week I was invited to attend the opera. This is not something that happens to me a lot. In fact, I think I have been to an opera only … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

And so it begins…’finishing’ the guest rooms

We’ve now been here almost two months, which have absolutely flown past. When we moved I imagined we’d have every room finished in a few weeks, but then we went … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Perfect Breakfast Smoothie Recipe (And Six Simple ‘Smoothie Rules’)

Morning all! Happy weekend! And happy Fiesta Friday to my friends who join the blog party – congrats Angie and all your fabulous co-hosts on your first anniversary of a … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 24 Comments

Recipe: Jalapeño Cheese Bread

In the past couple of months, since discovering the Co-Op jalapeño and cheese loaf, Ste and I have become a little obsessed with it. Freshly baked bread is one of … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 17 Comments

New House: First Steps in Making it Home

We’ve been in our new home for three weeks now, and are starting to feel a little more settled. Last weekend Ste drove us down to Berkshire to collect our … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 6 Comments

Looking In the Rear View Mirror

Whilst not wanting to jump on the blog bandwagon of posting my year in review, I really feel as though 2014 has been a lifechanging one for me, and was … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Big News: We Bought a House!

As regular readers will know, I’ve been dropping hints about something exciting for some time, but until now I’ve not had a moment to reveal the big news, which is … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 6 Comments

All I Want for Christmas….A Gift Guide

There’s only one thing I really want for Christmas this year, but I can’t tell you what that is just yet! I’m sorry. (For those of you who are simply … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

My latest Instagram Pics

Breakfast with my first ever houseguest in our new home. Making sure I do it right! Milk for cappuccinos heating on the range right now. Did I forget anything?! #breakfast #guests #foodporn #food #table #cappuccino #coffee #sourdough #hospitality #cleaneating #healthyeating #healthyliving Preparing for our first ever houseguest in our new home...a certain Scottish lady partial to a wee dram. Got a bottle of peated Longrow in, looking forward to cracking it open over a good catch-up tonight. Thanks for the recommendation @the_whisky_viking! 
#whisky #newhome #guest #hospitality #scotland #oldfriends Back from a beautiful weekend of friends and family in Somerset, remembering the wild crashing waves at Seatown in Dorset when we took the dogs for a walk on the beach with my family. Ste not remembering them with quite such fondness after getting caught out by one and soaked to the waist! 
#beach #waves #winter #wild #sun #nofilter #dorset #coast #britishcountryside
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