A new ‘mum’ wardrobe?

New mum wardrobe! Zara pink stripe patch shirt, white jeans, geometric shoes

The other day I opened my wardrobe doors and decided I hated pretty much everything inside. When I was pregnant I didn't buy much or pay a great deal of attention to what I was wearing: I had a few necessities and work and casual outfits that I wore in circulation (and was completely bored of ...

Some big news…

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I have some very big news to share today, and I'm just going to get straight to it. I'm about four months pregnant, we're having a baby in the spring. To say that we're happy - while we are, of course, over the moon - is to simplify the full range of emotions we're feeling. I'm sure every parent-to-be feels ...

10 reasons to love October

Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, England, UK

I'll be completely honest with you. I don't love October. At all. I'm a spring-summer girl, through and through. But in a effort to improve my outlook amid the darkening nights and lowering temperatures, I decided to think about all the positives this month is set to bring. // Coniston Water, Lake District, from this post // 1. It's ...

How I got better with money

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A couple of years ago, I wrote this post about how I'd begun taking seriously the need to save and be sensible with money, in the hope that one day I'd fulfil a big dream: to have a holiday home in France. I thought it'd be good to revisit this subject, to update you on how I'm getting on and ...

Life lessons from Derren Brown

Derren Brown selfie during show at Grand Opera House, York

I've been pretty mesmerised by Derren Brown since he hit our TV screens years ago. So I booked tickets for us to see his latest show 'Miracle' at the Grand Opera House in York. Beforehand, I was excited and intrigued: we all know by know what his act usually entails but I didn't know what he ...

Life lately and finding space

Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire

My blog has been neglected of late. Letting go and accepting I wouldn't update for a few weeks - that I couldn't - wasn't easy. I haven't really had a dry spell since I started blogging more than three years ago. The first five months of this year have been demanding and non-stop at work, but now ...