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

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



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

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 Postcard from Turkey


It feels like a long time since I felt the sun on my face, but it has only been two weeks since we returned from Turkey. We stayed in a pretty hotel that had two private beaches, this one was my favourite. There seemed to be lovely views in every direction.   The sea is actually at the end of this gorgeous path. This was one of our favourite places to sit on.. Read More

The birthday Cake


Hello how are you? I didn’t mean to be away for quite so long but other things seem to have got in the way. I have lots to update you on but today I want to share Ellie’s 21st birthday. She chose to go away and picked a hotel in Turkey for some last minute sunshine before Winter begins. I emailed ahead and booked a table in the Turkish restaurant for the big.. Read More

The Counsellor!


My Captured Moment this week comes from the Friday before last.  Evie has been chosen by her classmates to represent them. Then the rest of the year elected her and her friend, to sit on the school council on their behalf. She is delighted and so are we. I have mentioned before that the last school year was a difficult  one for her. This time last year, I am sure that she would not have even considered.. Read More

As We Surprise Himself!


A couple of weeks ago, the girls and I stumbled across a great find at a local Antiques Fair. Without even conferring, we purchased the item because we knew Himself would love it. He was waiting outside with Jack. With the purchase well hidden, we ran outside and marched Himself to the nearest bench. He was asked to sit down because we had a surprise for him. This is a genuine picture of his.. Read More

Heritage Weekend

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We took advantage of the Heritage Open Days this weekend. The beautiful village of Port Sunlight is very near to where we live and one of our favourite places to visit. With it being ‘open village day’, there were lots of buildings open to the public that we had never been inside before. The other thing about Port Sunlight, is that it is very popular with those playing the Pokemon game. As you.. Read More