Little things

So, we’re all now working from home. Monica at the Travel Hack put up a great post last week with some tips on how to do it for those of you who may be new to working from home with kids. For those who have school-age children who can entertain themselves safely for a little … More Little things

Isolation Book Club

A break in our regularly scheduled service: the rest of the world is in lockdown and we’re not far behind, as far as I can see. Plenty of folk are already worried, with fair cause. I don’t think we need to panic, but the hope is by ‘over-reacting’ now, we’ll slow the spread for long … More Isolation Book Club

Personal aesthetic

Something I’ve been thinking about this year is my own personal style. With fast fashion becoming an outmoded concept, I get the feeling many of us are moving towards finding a classic look and keeping to it. Knowing what works for your body, lifestyle, and taste, means shopping becomes easier and helps with confidence. As … More Personal aesthetic

Messy living

To get to my laptop just now I had to step around toys, over books, and through drifts of scrap paper and crayons. There are hoodies and hairbands on the sofas. There are plates of half-eaten scrambled eggs and raisins and cucumber slices everywhere. Naptime is precious. That hour to an hour and a half … More Messy living

Tentative steps

Quietly, over the past half a year, I have been working on something. It has recently changed from an idle daydream to a very real possibility. I graduated at the height of the recession after the crash of ’08 with a degree in literature. It was almost worthless, especially as I could not afford to … More Tentative steps

Wild and cosy winters

A few years ago I lived in a van. My husband joined me periodically; my cat was my constant companion. We trucked south and congratulated ourselves on avoiding a British winter. However, as much as we loved that season of chasing sunshine and stinky cheese, we have come to realise that we were unfairly harsh … More Wild and cosy winters