A family day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park

After many years of visiting our family in the Oxford countryside, last week we finally visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. It was a great day out for all the family, including my sister-in-law and our fifteen-year-old nephew. We arrived in separate cars at 10.20am, about twenty minutes after opening time. Parking was fine… View Post

Coastal stripes by the sea

I’m a sucker for a themed outfit, so twinning with my kids in stripes while having fun at the seaside seemed too good an opportunity to miss. This Albaray sundress* has been a godsend on sweltering summer days like today. Easy, breezy, chic… sartorially speaking, what more do you need in 27 degrees? Aside from… View Post

A good old British summer

Apparently, according to the French, it’s not very chic to talk about the weather. But here in the UK all we can do is talk about the weather – it’s so unpredictable that it’s forever a talking point. Which does make awkward new introductions easier if nothing else… Anyway, we’ve been trying to make the… View Post

A toast to friendship

What is it about the sunshine that makes a glass of wine with friends taste even better? One of my most anticipated moments of the start of summer is being able to sit outside and share a chilled bottle of wine with girls who just get me. We’re different, but the same too, and that… View Post

Christmas traditions – shopping for our Christmas tree

Does your family have any Christmas traditions? As a child I can remember how, every year, my granny would make Christmas cake. We all lived together, and she, my mum, and I would each stir the cake batter before she transferred it from her bowl to the tin. The smell of cinnamon and cloves was… View Post