Things You Can Do To Lift Your Mood

8 things you can do to lift your mood

In our hectic, busy modern age, it can be very difficult indeed to find time for self-care. The truth is that self-care is more important than it has ever been, but many of us simply don’t make room in our schedules to look after ourselves. As a resul ...

me and mine december

Me and Mine – December 2019

We did it.  For the third year in a row we've managed to get a family photo every single month for the me and mine project. I remember feeling so proud when we made it the full year in 2017, after trying and failing to get regular family photos the yea ...

Living Arrows

Living Arrows 2019 – 52/52

So here we are, the last living arrows post of the year. I know it'll confuse me a bit when I look back on these pictures one day, because Nerys' picture looks like it could've been taken on a warm spring day, not in the middle of Christmas week! We ...

Chocolate torte with merlyn

Merlyn chocolate torte recipe

Most families have a particular dessert that they enjoy at Christmas. It might be a traditional Christmas pudding, a trifle or a slice of Christmas log.  When I was younger we would have Tunis cake with cream which I hardly ever see in the shops these ...

4 new years resolutions for a happier new year

4 resolutions to make for a happier new year

When a new year rolls around we all start to look at our lives and make big, sweeping declarations about the changes we're going to make. Now, I'm not convinced that we need to try and reinvent ourselves at the start of a new year.  I think, instead of ...