The summer ache

Summertime… a season that is longed for, so much so that the body aches. To lift your face upwards to a warm sun before you’ve even thought about your morning coffee. To feel the salty air, tangling and thickening your hair. The unrivalled refreshing touch of an icy lemonade, tickling and satisfying, swiftly followed by… View Post

Easy summer style

On Sunday we woke up to mist and rain and I readied myself for another day of loungewear, baking and eating said baked goods. But Mother Nature had other plans and, around lunchtime the sun broke through the clouds and shone for the rest of the day. The baking was already done (lemon drizzle, if… View Post

Mum-and-daughter twinning

When I was pregnant with Kittie, at 20 weeks we decided to find out the baby’s gender – we were having a girl, and it took me a bit of time to digest the news. For twenty weeks I’d convinced myself she was a boy, and that I’d be a mum to two boys who… View Post

Two birthdays means a lot of cake

When you celebrate two birthdays on the same day (especially one big birthday – not mine) there ends up being a lot of food – in particular, a lot of cake. From carrot cake and pavlova to cupcakes and an enormous Victoria sponge, we definitely ate our weight in sugar and cream this weekend. What… View Post

There’s more to life

A year ago I wouldn’t have sat in my garden wearing these shorts, let alone have my photograph taken in them. I bought them for a holiday in early 2018, a time when I was feeling really good about myself externally and internally. I was running well and eating well, and this was reflected in… View Post