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

Something good in everyday…………….


I have never been a fan of the autumn but only because of what it precedes. As the evenings get darker and mornings become chillier, to me this can only mean one thing, we are careering towards winter. And I really, really hate winter! I detest the dark, I think that is why I take so many pictures of summer skies. However, this year I have decided to give autumn a chance. I.. Read More

The Memories We’ve Made!


As we too prepare for the new academic year, it makes me realise how strange this summer has been. I think everyone knows that our eldest daughter has spent most of it in America. Therefore, we have been one person short for months and it has been weird. There were definitely bumpy times along the way. However, despite the odds we have all survived ha! and live to tell another tale. Indeed, it.. 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

As normal service resumes!


Normal service is resuming around here as I return to my original brief. I started the blog as a way to keep the eldest in touch with what was happening at home. She struggled with homesickness during her first few terms at University and,  the almost daily snippets of news from home seemed to help. Well now that she is lost to New York for the next ten weeks, the almost daily snippets from.. Read More