Are you a parent or an entertainer?

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We’re just coming to the end of half term week, with a bonus inset (teacher training) day tagged onto the end. I say bonus when what I really mean is massively annoying, but I’ll save that particular rant for another time. Being self-employed means that … [read more]

Catherine Green Designs

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Catherine Green is a textile artist working in Gomersal in Yorkshire, which by all accounts is a beautiful spot – all rolling hills and pretty tea rooms. No surprise then that her artwork, gifts and homewares are adorned by bright, bold and uplifting prints in … [read more]

Premurosa – letterbox gifts

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I’m so annoyed with Royal Mail. I’ve been waiting for four parcels to arrive for over three weeks now. They’re coming from all over the world and some have significant retail value. I left the house for about 10 minutes this morning and had one of those red … [read more]

Best present EVER

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So we survived the festive frenzy unscathed. One of the highlights was confusing the hell out of my un-believing eight year old by creating Santa’s footprints in flour, trailing from the fireplace to the half-eaten mince pie and empty glass of port. He practically assaulted … [read more]

Musings of a 40-something

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Following on from my earlier blog about the Fabulous 40s, here are some more musings. I think this may become a series… I’m a child trapped in a woman’s body My husband and I often muse that we still feel like children. We believe there … [read more]

Bloglovin’

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Bloglovin’ I have an admission to make: I’m learning about this blogging malarkey as I go along. I haven’t been an avid reader of blogs myself, having never found one that appealed to me. Blogs for professional women of my age group seem impossibly, unattainably … [read more]

Fabulous 40s?

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Here are some of the things I’ve learnt since turning 40 (a few years ago!): I have become invisible to the general public. I’m not saying I used to attract lots of attention, but I really think I could walk the streets naked in broad … [read more]