PLANNING FOR 2021 – THINGS I DO TO GET READY FOR NEW YEAR

Until recently in preparation for New Year I used to set goals and resolutions - a lot of them as well. Some were more specific and some less so, but it was always the excitement of a clean slate, new beginning, forgetting about the year I was leaving behind that spurred all those resolutions. However, … Continue reading PLANNING FOR 2021 – THINGS I DO TO GET READY FOR NEW YEAR

BEST GINGERBREAD COOKIES {RECIPE}

There is no better way to get into the festive spirit than decorate your tree, dress your house in loads of twinkle lights and bake gingerbread cookies. I used to use a different gingerbread recipe each year (thanks Google!) with mixed results, until I found this simple recipe on one of the BBC websites. This … Continue reading BEST GINGERBREAD COOKIES {RECIPE}

7 Simple Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

The mornings are dark and gloomy.  When I finish my day job (in my home office currently), it’s pitch black and the other day I finally gave in and switched the heating on. Hot drinks are on rotation and comforting & hearty dishes made way into our meal plans.  Autumn or even winter is well … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

HOW TO PLAN (ALMOST) STRESS-FREE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (+FREE GIFT PRINTABLES)

Imagine you sit with a glass of mulled wine snuggled under a blanket, watching one of the Christmas movie classics. It’s perfect. But what does it take to get to that relaxing stage? There is a lot of planning, shopping, cooking and generally running around...about four weeks of it. Every year, you think you can … Continue reading HOW TO PLAN (ALMOST) STRESS-FREE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (+FREE GIFT PRINTABLES)

7 SIMLPE STEPS TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

this year, I haven't made any food or fitness related New Year’s resolutions as I knew deep down that I wouldn't keep them for long.   I didn’t want to start another diet.  My aim was to change my eating habits and with a bit of luck, make sure that as a family we all eat a little bit better. Those are simple steps to a healthier lifestyle that help me every day.

THINGS I GOT RID OF BEFORE 2018

Whilst finishing off the mince pies and chocolates, I am also making plans for 2018 and de-cluttering the house. Room by room. I don't think I will reach a minimalist space with two boys for quite a while yet but I can at least try  The amount of "stuff" we seem to accumulate amazes me … Continue reading THINGS I GOT RID OF BEFORE 2018