My Monday Quote!


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

5 Things That Say Me!


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

My Monday Quote!


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

Flowers in the window!

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

If I could…………

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

The Monday Quote!

 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!

My Monday Quote!

 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

Love / Hate Blogger Challenge!

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