Posted in August 2012


I consider myself very lucky that I have a large number of really wonderful people I consider to be my friends. I think some of them even like me back… Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been able to catch-up with some friends that I haven’t seen in ages and as well as fulfilling … Continue reading

Westonbirt Arboretum

On bank holiday Monday, Tom and I drove down to Wiltshire, picked-up my Aunty Lynda and we all went for a day out at Westonbirt Arboretum. The place is basically just loads of trees. I mean, loads and LOADS of trees – it’s the National Arboretum, after all. If you don’t think that sounds interesting, … Continue reading

Simple things

After a weekend of illness, a frustrating morning at work and the realisation that buying a house has already cost us a LOT of money (I know, who would have thought it?), I’m feeling a little blue today. To perk myself up, here are a few things that have made me happy over the last … Continue reading

Things you need when you leave home

From 1st September, my little sister will be living in Halls. Daisy, my sister, is studying a BTEC in Musical Theatre at a college near to us, which is, therefore, a long way from home (Mid-Wales). During her first year she lived with a family to whom my Mum paid rent and board, but this … Continue reading

My Mum’s favourite five

I am really excited to be posting my Mum’s first ever blog post today! I asked her to write about her favourite five products, to which she originally claimed that she couldn’t possibly think of five. Well would you look at that? She came up with six in the end. (First rule of blogging, Mum, … Continue reading

Abel and Cole veg box

For the last year or so, every two weeks we’ve been getting a veg box delivered from Abel and Cole. I signed-up when a man from Abel and Cole came to our door asking if we’d be interested in getting a box and offering some good incentives – a free bottle of wine and our … Continue reading

First anniversary celebrations

Last Monday (13th August) was our first wedding anniversary. As I think many other not-so-newlyweds will attest, it both seems like it was only yesterday and also a million years ago that we got married. It’s been quite a year, made more bearable and happier by the fact I know I’ve always got my husband … Continue reading

House news!

I’ve been keeping a secret from you. I’ve got a good reason why I haven’t said anything – once bitten, twice shy and all that. But I think it’s alright to let you know… If you’re listening, fate, this is not me tempting you. We’ve got a house! A home, in fact. Look, it has … Continue reading


Last week I had a migraine following a busy day that included my second round interview, lots of train travel, intense work on an unfamiliar laptop, not enough water and walking in the hot London sun. (By the way, if you’d like to know more about my life as a migraine sufferer, I’ve written about … Continue reading