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

My Random Five!


Hello, Given that I have been missing for a little while, my five this week are a random selection of what we have been up to in the interim. One In April we went to Edinburgh to celebrate Himself’s birthday. As predicted, I packed all the wrong clothes and shivered my way through the weekend. Do not be fooled by the beautiful blue sky, it was bitterly cold. Despite the snow (yes really),.. Read More

The House that Jack built!

I should have really started the new HomeEtc linky last week with this post. Our house is a new build, we have lived here for almost a year now. I won’t dwell on the details but suffice to say, it hasn’t been an easy year and the house is still not finished. The Jack in the title is not our dog but Jack from the nursery rhyme – I will leave it there! As.. Read More

Glade Matters!

This  post isn’t about Jack. I just like this picture of him at Thurstaton beach. Although, I am reliably informed that this month is National Pet Month, therefore, I feel it’s justified. There are lots of pets here in The Glade and, there is hardly a house in parts without a dog living it in. However, this being National Pet Month makes me a little bit sad! Let me explain….. Our really lovely.. Read More

My Captured Moment! #1

This is my captured moment from last Boxing Day. To be honest in the run up to Christmas last year, for different reasons, none of us were in great shape.  It had been a difficult time and we planned to have a quieter Christmas than usual. We managed to survive Christmas Day and resolved to make it better next year. We spent the day after quietly, all doing our own thing and bemoaning that.. Read More

The Table…………Well?

I am notorious for buying furniture that is too big! The problem is that I like sturdy pieces that were probably designed for a castle, but I live in an ordinary English house. Late in 2004, our solid pine table was gifted to Mr G’s friend’s girlfriend as she set up her new home. Mr G’s friend had tragically died in July of that year. Our new table was delivered in time for.. Read More

Five on Friday

Once more I am linking up to Amy at Love made my Home for Five on Friday! One Miss G enjoyed yet another sleepover this weekend. I don’t mind and she really misses her big sister so I would rather she had the company. She sent this picture to her Dad so she obviously appreciates it. All of her friends are really good girls so we hardly know they are here. It just makes me think.. Read More

A ‘Welcome to The Glade’ Lemon Drizzle cake

We were the sixth family to move into The Glade. Most families that have moved in since have been welcomed with a Lemon Drizzle cake. (If you are reading this and you have moved in and didn’t received a cake,  let me know and I will hasten to rectify the situation ASAP). People are often impressed with this particular cake, however in the spirit of sharing, I am about to take one for.. Read More

Hello world!

We live in a beautiful part of the Wirral with our very own Glade and Chapel –  well shared with our Fab neighbours.

This is a record of some of the adventures of the neighbourhood and seasonal changes in our ” Semi rural” setting. Perhaps with a cake or two thrown in for good measure!

I am new to this so please be gentle and if you have any hints and tips, they would be gratefully received!