LOVE: Last hurrah to London (Day 3 & 4)

Despite the interminable rain we had a super Easter Day, which started with a combination of boiled eggs and posh soldiers, as well as chocolate eggs and posh treats. I’d made anchovy butter and… Continue reading

LOVE: Last hurrah to London (Day 2)

Day 2 started well, with another epic lie in and hot cross buns in bed… After that we swung by the estate agents to drop off the tenancy agreement for our new tenants… Continue reading

LOVE: Last hurrah to London (Day 1)

Easter weekend usually means lots of delicious time off, lie-ins, pottering around London, doing all our favourite things and enjoying some early Spring sunshine. Luckily, this weekend, it’s no different! And even if we… Continue reading

WORK: A baby shower in London…

Last night all the lovely girls from my work organised a surprise baby shower – and they proved they know me rather well by keeping the agenda strictly devoid of cake and tea and… Continue reading

LOVE: NCT and all the fun…

We started our NCT classes last weekend. We’re doing them in Nailsworth, a lovely little town about 15 minutes drive from our house. We had a Friday night session, followed by a six… Continue reading

Grow: Getting green–fingered…

Grow: Getting green–fingered… Richard finally made a start on the vegetable patch. He was suitably attired in wellies, nylon shorts and a posh jumper from Reiss. I know. Don’t even. I hope the… Continue reading

Love: Friday Five…

Little house things I love…this week, it’s mainly daffodils… The daffodils that greeted us at the front of the house when we drove down last weekend… The daffodils that I picked from our… Continue reading

Drive: Picking up the motor…

A couple of weekends ago we finally picked up the new car. A pretty epic red letter day for Richard who has been looking forward to this moment for years. It was a… Continue reading

WATCH: Landmark moments…

We finally have wireless at the cottage. Big moment for Richard. He can now watch the Formula 1 in bed. You can take the boy out of the city… But look how happy… Continue reading

EAT: Four things I cannot wait to devour…

Let’s be honest, according to all the scary books and lists I have not been a very well-behaved pregnant woman. I still eat plenty of the alleged ‘danger’ foods, but there are some I’ve… Continue reading

THINK: 30 weeks today…

I don’t know why, but reaching 30 weeks today feels like quite the milestone. I’ll be seven months next Wednesday, but it’s that nice round 30 number that has felt pretty amazing. The… Continue reading

LOVE: The Friday five…

1. Breakfast in our new kitchen, with fresh tulips 2. This little fella that Richard and my Dad found in the compost heap 3. The amazing inglenook fireplace in our sitting room 4.… Continue reading