The King’s Curse is the sixth book in the ‘Cousins War’ series of historical novels by Philippa Gregory which covers the Wars of the Roses and the early Tudor period as seen from the perspective of some of the women who were key players during this time. This final novel… View Post

Breastfeeding – a journey

Breastfeeding – a journey

Although I have managed to breastfeed both my girls into toddlerhood, my two breastfeeding journeys have been so very different. From having to express and give Jessica my milk via a feeding tube when she was a newborn to being able to exclusively breastfeed Sophie from the moment she was… View Post

Review – Play-Doh Cannister

Review – Play-Doh Cannister

Jessica loves crafts and being creative. One of her favourite things to be creative with is Play-Doh, so she was very excited when she received the huge Play-Doh cannister for her birthday a couple of weeks ago and saw all the bits inside ready for her to get creative with.… View Post

Black & White Photography Project Week 11

Black & White Photography Project Week 11

This little chap below made his home in my garden last year.  Sadly I haven’t seen any hedgehogs this year, possibly because we’ve cleared a lot of the shrubs away but I used to love watching out for this one. Linking in with PODcast on the Black & White Photography… View Post

Me and you – September

Me and you – September

It’s been another month where finding time for us as a couple has very much taken a back seat to the demands of day-to-day life. We had a few days away together as a family towards the end of August and enjoyed celebrating Jessica’s third birthday a couple of weeks… View Post

Pansy potting

Pansy potting

Most people who know me would agree that gardening is not a skill which comes naturally to me. I have never had a lot of success with plants – pot plants (with the exception of aloe vera which seems to be virtually indestructible) usually meet with a swift demise. I… View Post