Boots, Shoes & Bags!


Hello lovelies, I didn’t mean to leave it this long, were has January has gone? Although that said, it has felt like a super long month, probably because I have spent much of it with a nerve trapped in my back. I am shuffling around trying my best to encourage it to untrap, usually heavily under the influence of strong painkillers. Nevertheless, I wanted to share a new discovery with you. Back in.. Read More

From our house to yours

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It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Glade. There will be carols in the Chapel this evening and then a little ‘party’ afterwards. So before I set about baking delicious treats, I just wanted to pop in to say …. Merry Christmas from our house to yours. Have a lovely time and I will see you inbetwixmas  xxxxx  

Breakfast on the go!


I was not going to do a My Captured Moment this week because it is bedlam around here just now. However, Heledd has just tweeted that this is the last time for this lovely link up. So after a frantic delve in my drop box, I have unearthed this picture from a past Christmas morning. This is the picture that Himself always says is his favorite. Evie having her breakfast on the go. Thank.. Read More

Christmas Morning 2006

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My captured moment this week is Christmas morning 2006. This picture was taken as the girls were coming into the living room where Santa had left their presents. We always send Himself downstairs to check that Father Christmas has been, hence he was in pole position to take the picture. Evie had asked for a ‘Fifi House’ that year. Half way through opening her presents, she came over to me and demanded ‘Which.. Read More

Deck the Halls……..

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Like most people, we have Decked the Halls this week.  I have added a little splash of colour to our tree this year with some copper baubles. It ties the tree in nicely with the colours that are already in that room. It is just a very subtle splash of colour that has made all the difference. Even Himself is pleased with the result and he doesn’t usually notice until Christmas Eve. I have.. Read More

Leaving a Mince Pie for Santa

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My Captured Moment this week is from Christmas Eve 2004. Evie was at that magical age when she was just beginning to understand that something special was happening. In this picture, she has her new pajamas and slippers on, the fairies will have left them under the tree earlier in the day. Her hair is still damp from her bath “for Father Christmas”. She has left the mince pie and diet coke for.. Read More

One Magical City

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It is feeling very Christmassy in Liverpool this year. On Saturday,  we were  invited to explore the city and see what there is to do here this Christmas. Jules this post is mostly for you and your impending visit. Our first stop was St George’s Hall which is opposite Lime Street Station. This year it has been taken over by DreamWorks Lights . Inside the hall you will find a range of characters from.. Read More



I saw this quote recently and it really struck a chord. As we fast approach Christmas, it is one to use with all of those reluctant participants. I wholeheartedly hold my hand up to this, I hate having my photograph taken. I am much happier behind the camera than in front of it. Indeed, I often laugh to myself because looking at my photo file on my lap top, you would think that I never.. Read More

Santa Claus is coming to town…


We spent most of yesterday enjoying all that Liverpool has to offer this Christmas. The city is feeling very festive. Down by the waterfront, we were delighted to spot The Santa Bus. It reminded us that Santa Claus is coming to town and this year, you can take your little ones to meet him on his bus. You will not be surprised to learn that the bus was manned by some very friendly Elves… Read More



During our recent visit to Turkey one of the places that Ellie wanted to see was Ephesus. To be absolutely honest, I was not that bothered because I thought if you have seen one ampitheatre you have seen them all  and we don’t live that far from Chester ha! But given that we were there to celebrate Ellie’s birthday, I went along for the ride. It was an interesting ride too because our taxi.. Read More