My Monday Quote this week is dedicated to our daughter who is spending the summer in New Jersey. As she begins this adventure, she is definitely out of her comfort zone. I used to fear leaving my comfort zone and sometimes still do. All sorts of random things make me anxious. Sometimes, I feel I need to go somewhere unfamiliar and maybe do something I have never done before to feel alive. To feel as though I am.. Read More
The lovely Fionnuala over at Three Sons Later, recently sent me an Instagram message asking if I wanted to join in with her Five Things That Say Me linky. When I took a look, I thought it would be perfect for today’s Five on Friday too because we are in Belfast and making the most of our few hours here. I am not really about things or a horder, so I have had.. Read More
Today Into The Glade is 1. To celebrate, I am re-posting the quote that was, and continues to be, my inspiration. I had been reading blogs for years, lifestyle, photography, cooking, baking, parenting, it didn’t matter, I loved them all! After a particularly tricky time, I saw this quote and thought about it a lot. The eldest had recently left for university and was clearly missing home, we were missing her and trying to adjust.. Read More
I find myself saying this in many different ways as a mum, wife and friend. Seeing it written in such a direct way makes me realise I need to get a grip, and start setting a positive example. Wish me luck ha! Have a lovely day!
I love flowers, I think they make all the difference in turning a house into a home. Therefore, I regard flowers as essential, but am I right? Here are the ones that are gracing our surfaces this week. There are always fresh flowers in our living room window. However, I usually have flowers in other places around the house too. Like these Gerber’s that I bought this week, not only do they match.. Read More
I am always amused ha! Honestly, I always feel a sorry for people who take themselves very seriously, life must be very dull. Have a lovely day!
The lovely Catherine at Pushing The Moon has tagged me for this ‘If I could…….” meme. It was started by Jocelyn from The Reading Residence who called it The Walter Mitty Post, which I think is brilliant! I usually do my day dreaming during my commute, here is a little insight into my whimsical thoughts! If I could live anywhere I actually really love where I live but I wish we had a warmer climate… Read More
I think Theodore Roosevelt had it right! I apply this philosophy to every aspect of my life , home, job, children or handbag, they are what they are – I have other things to occupy my time. I hope some of those competitive types who I have encountered at the school gates over the years have learned this – and now give their lovely children a break. Thank you Theodore! Have a lovely day!
A friend, who was once a colleague, emailed this quote to me when I was at a low ebb at the beginning of the year. Good old Christopher Robin and Lyn were right! I am currently travelling and it seems our accommodation does not have internet access – for the avoidance if doubt we have the two girls with us too!! I promise I will comment as soon as I find the internet,.. Read More
I have been nominated by both the lovely Becky who is The cuddle Fairy and the wonderful Catherine from Pushing the Moon, for this challenge. It has taken me such a long time to do it – sorry ladies x The challenge is to list ten things that you love and ten you hate – to get to know each other a bit better! I could have written both of Becky’s and Catherine’s.. Read More