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…

Sleep is (not) for the weak

I can’t function on less than 8 hours’ sleep. And I have to say that sleeping is now one of my favourite past times. In…

The great unhoming of home

We’re all feeling uprooted at the moment. We’re living in a kind of limbo. Someday – hopefully soonish – we’ll be uprooting our family from…

Eight truths about selling your house

We’ve just sold our house. It took eight days. I’m still in shock. We’ve just found a house to buy. That was even more nerve…

Forget counting calories, it’s all about …

Forget counting calories, it’s all about the fibre Well, kinda. I’m nearly finished reading the excellent: 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key…

I’m crap at multitasking and so …

Women are crap at multitasking. Whatever you think you know about the superiority of the female race and our innate ability to perform more than…