Leaving a Mince Pie for Santa

My Captured Moment (2)

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

Evie’s Special Night


Our internet connection at home has been a nightmare this week. It seems that the wind and the rain has left us hanging, so to speak. We changed provider just over a year ago, but it appears to be worse than ever. Therefore, please accept my apologies for radio silence on here and twitter, I will catch up as soon as I can. In other news, it has been a very special week.. Read More

A girl, A bike & A dog!


Dear Ellie, As you know, we are planing to take part in the ‘Pedal ‘n’ Picnic’ event next Saturday. It is apparent that we all need some practice. On Friday evening, we dusted off our bikes and off we went. We literally had to wash them, they were filthy. Afterwards, Evie was on her bike in the Glade and when Jack came over it looked as though he was posing. I whipped out my phone and.. Read More

Meeting Scarecrows


Dear Ellie, This weekend, we went to the Hoylake Allotments open day. It was english eccentricity at its very best. We loved it! The allotments were full of beautiful fruits, flowers and tons of vegetables. But it was the Scarecrows that were our favourites. Evie made friends with lots of them. This big man greeted everyone as they made their way to the gardens, he had great mutton chops. There were little cute.. Read More



Hi Elle, Don’t you think this quote is fabulous, it makes me think of Evie? In Paris, she announced that she didn’t want to be a writer anymore. Well given that she has been writing full books, with a cover and a blurb,  since she was about six, I decided to take the news with a pinch of salt. When we found out about all the horrible school stuff , I guessed that had.. Read More

Festival Ready!


Evie –  23rd July 2016 Evie was festival ready yesterday; colourful stripey blanket – check skinny jeans – check cool sleeveless top – check flat shoes to match said sleeveless top – check flowers in hair – check! We were at Liverpool International Music Festival and it was awesome! Evie’s friend came too and everyone had a great time, especially Jack who was admired and fussed over all day. If you are local,.. Read More

Five on Friday!


Dear Ellie, I am going to go straight into my Five on Friday for this week…….. One Our bedroom, in particular our bed, I spent most of Sunday, all of Monday and most of Tuesday in it this week. I have had some sort of throat virus type bug thing and been wiped out. Therefore, this week’s five is a wee bit scant I am afraid. Two Auntie Mandy and I went to see Ab.. Read More

Where is the pan?


As weekends go, it wasn’t an epic by any means. However, we did venture out to Thurstaston in an effort to try out the new camping stove. I say new as though it was a replacement but in truth, himself will not entertain anything remotely connected with camping. I purchased the stove during a rebellious moment on a lone shopping trip ha! We had decided on a simple menu of Quorn hot dogs,.. Read More