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Hello Beast From The East
2018-03-05 10:52
The first day of March is “officially” the first day of Spring here in the UK, but because of the Beast from the East, instead of warmer weather, it was bitingly cold. It was als… Read More
This Is The Life
2018-02-26 11:33
Lately I’ve been missing the madness of city living again and if T didn’t love her school and her friends so much, we’d move in a heartbeat.  The yearning comes and go… Read More
Uber Sonic Electric Toothbrush, A Review
2018-01-15 09:14
I’ve been using my old electric toothbrush for a few years now and when it packed up (refused to charge), luckily for me, before I managed to buy a replacement, the lovely folks at Ube… Read More
A New Year’s Resolutions: Declutter!
2018-01-09 13:21
I only have one new year’s resolutions this year worth mentioning, admittedly I do have a few, but I don’t plan to even write them down.  They will remain in my head, but to… Read More
2018-01-05 17:48
American author Karen Joy Fowler writes in her novel, Sarah Canary: Lots of people go mad in January.  Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June.  But January is your most common… Read More
Our Christmas Holiday: Holed In
2018-01-02 19:50
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and also enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations.  As for us, we spent the whole Christmas break hibernating inside our home.  We were supp… Read More
#PresentPatrol With ADT And Little T
2017-12-20 08:51
*A sponsored post in collaboration with ADT It’s five days before Christmas, can you believe that?  I bet most of you are ready.  Here in our little cottage in the country, w… Read More
Is Winter Here?
2017-11-27 11:28
Has it snuck in without any of us looking?  What a stealthy thief, sneaking in without even a polite knock on the door?  Honestly winter!  Autumn isn’t really done yet s… Read More
Football And T
2017-11-20 09:06
The first football match little T watched in a stadium was in the Olympics in Old Trafford, Manchester.  She was barely two.  I think she enjoyed it.  She loved the big crowds… Read More
2017-11-10 12:05
Not me.  But it’s only early November, my husband says.  I know, I reply.  But that’s not like me at all.  Normally I’m feeling it as soon as the last w… Read More
One Crisp Autumn Day
2017-11-03 09:12
Our life here in the country is really simple.  We don’t really go out much, especially when the husband is busy with his work.  Apart from the hike over at Rough Tor, w… Read More
All About The Pumpkins
2017-10-30 10:44
Before being a mum, we never really bothered to decorate our house, let alone carve pumpkins on Halloween.  The only preparations we had was making sure we had enough sweets for th… Read More
Exploring Rough Tor With Millets
2017-10-25 09:05
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Millets. Before we had T, my husband and I used to do a lot of walking here in North Cornwall.  We had a different dog back then.  F… Read More
Choices: A Little Girl’s Dilemma
2017-10-23 08:50
For those who have been following our little blog for some time now will know that little T has been doing gymnastics since she was about four.  She only stopped for a few months when h… Read More
Autumn Faves: Chunky Jumpers
2017-10-18 07:41
Since Autumn seems to have comfortably settled in, I’ve decided to embrace everything about this cozy season.  What do I love about Autumn, let me count the ways: I love winter-wa… Read More
Autumn Images
2017-10-11 11:44
The Indian summer I was so hoping for, didn’t happen.  It’s like summer didn’t even try to linger a bit longer.  It just packed its bag and nary a glance, left an… Read More
Waiting For The Sunset At Widemouth Bay
2017-09-06 09:32
T indeed went back to school last Monday.  Went home with a heavy heart after the school-run. The house just felt so empty without the little madam.  While working on my laptop yes… Read More
Polzeath In The Summer
2017-09-01 09:11
We don’t go much to Polzeath, even though it is a lovely beach.  Perhaps, because we live by so many other beaches equally as lovely as the said beach.  Yes, admittedly, we a… Read More
2017-08-28 10:05
T turned seven over the weekend.  This growing-up business is happening way too soon for my husband and I.  We want to enjoy her more. She had a party with her friends at iBounce o… Read More
Norfolk-Mini Series: Norfolk Lavender
2017-08-18 08:30
Where has the summer gone?  Already it feels like the beginning of autumn, temperature has definitely dropped, though I’m hoping it’s only temporary.  I’m thinkin… Read More
2017-08-16 10:23
*This is a sponsored post. “I have a letter mum” T proudly held a white envelope up to us.  And she was right, it was addressed to her.  It was a summary of her IS… Read More
Back To School With Start-rite
2017-08-14 09:25
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with start-rite. I think this is the shortest summer holiday little T has ever had and I can’t believe that she’ll be back in school ne… Read More
2017-08-09 11:17
After being away for about two weeks, we are back! We actually came back late last Friday, but the following days were all a bit of a blur.  T attended a party last Saturday, hung out i… Read More
2017-07-18 09:50
We’ve picked our winner for the Intimate Conversations with Canesten.  I love what Jenny wrote: My parents gave me a book about boys and girls/men and women and puberty when I was… Read More
Summer = Paddling Pools
2017-07-13 07:31
The word summer equals to paddling pools, especially when you have a little one.  I can’t even begin to count how many little T has had since she was a toddler. When we moved into… Read More
2017 Duck Race
2017-07-05 08:01
Sorry for such an unimaginative title, but I’ve been writing about this yearly event since 2013 long before little T even joined the village school.  Actually let me add that my h… Read More
What We Did On A Summer Solstice …
2017-07-01 08:10
If you follow me over on Instagram, chances are you’ve probably seen these photos already.  It was the summer solstice last week.  We planned on having a bbq just for the thr… Read More
Pet Parasite Action:  Join Us!
2017-06-26 08:48
*This is a Sponsored Post. One of the reasons why we love our house is the location.  We are surrounded by 500 acres of farmland and Doc, little T’s dog, absolutely loves it. &nbs&hell…Read More
2017-06-14 14:36
lost in the Manchester attack, the recent London bridge killings, the fire that raged a tower block in London just last night, and the on-going fight in Marawi and the rest of the world. Ete… Read More
2017-05-17 09:54
* This IS NOT a sponsored post. As mentioned in my previous post, we had a quick city break when my husband did a lecture in Bristol a few weekends ago.  We stayed over at the Premier I… Read More
Dog Stories: Growing Up Together
2017-05-02 10:25
While doing a paid Instagram post a few days ago, I’ve unearthed dozens of photos of T and Doc, growing up together.  It was touching and moving to see them both get bigger. &nbsp&hell…Read More
2017-04-28 12:46
“It’s hailing and the wind is howling!”  T exclaimed emphatically a few days ago while eating her breakfast.  “Why is this happening?”  She added… Read More
Winter Is Dead …
2017-04-19 11:26
thank goodness for that.  Up country, the trees have fully regrown their leaves.  Down here in Cornwall, even though Spring happens early, the trees are still recovering from the … Read More
Fun In The Sun At Crooklets Beach
2017-04-08 08:49
We’ve been lucky to have good weather this week.  Managed to spend some time on Crooklets beach last Monday along with one of little T’s friends.  We brought their scoo… Read More
2017-04-03 16:26
I’m sure by now a lot of families out there have planned if not booked their summer holiday already.   If you’re one of those lucky/organised ones, well done, you guys. &nbs&hell…Read More
A Whiff Of Summer
2017-03-29 12:33
Could it be true?  Could summer really be near? The clocks moved forward last Saturday and it definitely felt like we are not that far from everyone’s most favourite season &ndash&hell…Read More
Dentastix: Dental Care For Dogs
2017-03-27 10:48
Admittedly, we haven’t done much about Doc’s dental care.  Not because we don’t care about it, I guess it’s because we assume that his teeth are alright.  A… Read More
In Awe Of My Daughter
2017-03-23 14:22
“What were you thinking of sweetie, when you were standing there with your medal?” I ask little T as I remembered seeing her looking so small and a bit lost while standing up in… Read More
Finding The Beauty In Ordinary Days
2017-03-15 13:25
It definitely felt like spring has sprung over the weekend which lasted till Monday.  Never mind if it’s looking grey again today.  But a few days ago, our little family had… Read More
A Visit To Wrest Park
2017-02-23 20:47
It’s been a while since we’ve used our English Heritage membership, but when we visited my in-laws over the half-term break, we finally had the chance to use it. Wrest Park is a… Read More
2017-02-10 16:46
Shh. The crowd has left, leaving their small-talk and whisperings with them.  It’s all quiet here.  The silence is deafening but comforting too.  I’d like to say I… Read More
Evidence Of Spring
2017-02-08 12:19
I’m cold as soon as I get up in the morning.  I’m missing our warm-terraced house in Bos.  This 400-year-old detached house surrounded by farmland, although lovely, is… Read More
Spring: Is It Here Yet?
2017-02-01 12:06
I don’t know about other people, but winter, especially after the Christmas madness, I tend to fold-in and turn introspective (Although I’m sure if my husband gets to read this h… Read More
2017-01-29 15:57
That’s being over-dramatic I know.  At the moment though, that’s what it feels like.  You daren’t sleep, if you do, you’ll wake up to find out something dre… Read More
2017-01-23 10:09
Of Building Walls and Twisters On our way home from T’s ballet class last Saturday she announced “Let’s have a family talk!”  “Okay” agreed my h… Read More
Help! I’m Turning Into A Couch Potato
2017-01-20 11:27
Before the start of the new year, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves and we bought a new smart TV.  We buy all of our appliances from Woolacotts in Bude.  This isn’t… Read More
2017-01-17 12:03
The weather has been really bad lately.  It’s been cold, grey and wet which means our little shit  I mean bundle of fur – Boots, has been refusing to go out t… Read More
2017-01-16 09:02
“I’m so fat mum! “Silly one, you’re as thin as a reed” I reply getting worried about how at such an early age she’s worried about her weight already. &nbs&hell…Read More
2017-01-13 13:09
This is might be considered a belated post, since we’re well into 2017 now.  Strange, but usually when the start of a new year has begun, it takes me awhile to get used to writing… Read More
Did Christmas Really Happen?
2017-01-12 09:25
I know it’s only the second week of the new year and already the Christmas season seems like a thing of the past already – that is so 2016!  Already I have tulips on my mant… Read More
2017-01-11 09:36
How many times have we heard that?  Or read it?  It’s a lovely saying isn’t it, comforting even.  For the longest time though, every time I mention home, I always… Read More
2017-01-06 15:03
Lots of people go mad in January.  Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month of madness. Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Kanary And so Christmas an… Read More
A Country Mouse In London
2016-12-12 12:30
The last time we were in London was two years ago, when we watched The Snowman in December.  We used to go regularly, especially before T started school, but now that she’s i… Read More
2016-12-07 08:42
When I first started the series four years ago, I primarily did it because I was curious about how other parents managed this whole parenthood business.  I needed some advice, T was bar… Read More
Come Take A Walk In The Rain With Me
2016-11-28 10:06
Sponsored Post We’ve had awful wet weather last week.  It certainly felt like Winter has crept in bringing rains and cold days with it.  In days like these, going out and hav… Read More
2016-11-25 08:05
I knew when we first moved in our new home that it would be colder than in our old house where it was always snug and cozy.  In the winter, friends who’d visit would always commen… Read More
2016-11-21 08:08
No, I’m not talking about me.  I’m talking about a recent video I re-edited into a short film, hence, the word “shortie”, although to be fair you can call me tha… Read More
2016-11-18 08:00
I’m not. Is “Christmassy” even a word? Yesterday, as we got into the car to take T to her gymnastics class, Christmas songs filled the air.  I looked at my husban… Read More
2016-11-11 07:55
The results of the election in the States seemed to have enveloped one part of the world in a dark cloud.  It’s such a strange world we live in now.  Like many, I was upset a… Read More
2016-11-09 08:27
Before moving to England, I’ve never heard of S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder) before.  When I did, I laughed. Yes, I actually laughed and couldn’t believe that there was… Read More

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