Yearly Archives


  • Pines and Needles

    Pines and Needles Christmas Tree Review

    “O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches” (Unknown)  One of my most favourite Christmas traditions in our house is decorating the tree. It marks the start of the festive period…

  • Making small changes with Optiwell

    As many readers will know, I’ve been making lots of changes to my diet and lifestyle over the last eighteen months most of which have been hugely beneficial to my weight, health and mental…

  • Encouraging sleep with the Gro-Clock // AD

    Over the Summer when we transformed Olly’s cot into the cotbed, Olly found the freedom of getting out of bed on his own very liberating. He would come into our room and sneak in…

  • Living Arrows 2015 – Week 50

    Living Arrows 2015 | Week 50 “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Khalil Gibran With just two weekends left before the big day, we’re taking every…

  • My top 5 boots for winter

    When the weather starts to turn cold and wet, one of the first things I do is make sure I get out my winter boots and hang my warm padded coat on the coat hook…

  • Christmas movies

    Our family favourites | Christmas movies

    One of the best things about the festive season and the lead up to the big day is being able to curl up on the sofa with the family and enjoy a Christmas movie together.…

  • Christmas

    Facing a Christmas without Mikey

    On Friday, as Olly and I were sorting through the Christmas decorations we came across Mikey’s stocking. It was amongst all the other family decorations, after last Christmas we took it down and kept it safe…

  • Living Arrows 2015 Week 49

    Living Arrows – Week 49 “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Khalil Gibran The saying “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” has never been…

  • luxury holidays

    How to plan a luxury family holiday

    The new year is just around the corner and with our typical wintery wet and gloomy weather, thoughts turn to escaping the season for a slice of sunshine with the family. Many think that when…