The gentle art of saying no

I’m getting better at saying no. I turned down two offers this week. For once, I put my own priorities and mental health first and…

How to make a hydrangea wreath

This morning I made a beautiful hydrangea wreath with an embroidery hoop. It only took ten minutes. The last-minute project was born out of a…

Making do, settling in and red lines: …

Week One in our new home and I have morphed from Stoic Camper – bravely ignoring the shower and kitchen sink as I muddled through…

How to make friends when you’re …

I have to start all over again next week. We’re moving from North Cornwall to a village near Falmouth. I have one friend there and…

Letting go

Sometimes you just have to cross your fingers and hope it works out. Hard that. For a control freak like myself. I like to know…

How to stay calm this summer holiday

Tomorrow is the last day of term for my two. Then we’ll be together for six full weeks of holiday fun. Optimistic me is happy…

While you are sleeping

It’s the tenderest part of our day – giving you both a goodnight kiss as you sleep peacefully in your beds. It’s the end to…