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a family weekend

  • January 20, 2013 11:34 pm

A fresh dump of snow had us sticking close to home this weekend. We trudged across fields, spotting robins and blackbirds against the bright white backdrop, built snowmen, baked cakes, knitted for small people and drank a lot of hot chocolate. I also napped a fair bit, and Anthony spent all weekend dressed in snowboarding…

making sense

  • January 17, 2013 8:26 pm

  I’ve been attempting to bear in mind those small things that can lift my mood when the days get challenging. Lifting the senses. Colour, light, fragrance, music, and the occasional (or frequent) treat. Tiny and delicate as they are, these narcissi are currently filling my home with the most marvellous scent, and I catch…

january days {before the snow}

  • January 15, 2013 9:55 am

now and then

  • January 4, 2013 8:44 pm

There have been loads of posts recently in the blogosphere about resolutions and hopes for the coming year, and it’s been pretty inspiring to read some of them. I’m afraid I’m always guilty of saying I want to do more of this and that, less of something else, and generally conquer the world whilst standing…

happy monday

  • December 17, 2012 9:57 am

We spent the weekend mostly huddled up together and cherishing one another, grateful. We stepped outside briefly to one of our favourite hangouts, Ashridge Estate and the scrumdidlyumptious Brownlow Cafe. Ant and I took it in turns with the camera. We walked along an ancient path through the woods, where chestnut and beech trees arched…

something to smile about

  • October 25, 2012 5:45 pm

I’ve been having a very bumpy ride lately. I have deduced that chronic morning sickness must have an emotional impact after weeks and weeks of feeling barely able to move, let alone leave the house and have fun. So I confess that I have been feeling a little down in the dumps. It really got…