Why I’m taking a month off

Probably the photo says it all…  except, in many ways, it doesn’t.  What you see is this family of mine, who mean the whole world to me, my two babies and my two dogs; and life with them is wonderful and challenging in ways I never imagined but I am running on empty over here, trying to do it all,…
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Some new additions & where to shop art this weekend

A couple of new additions to this corner courtesy of Green Gallery in Buchlyvie.  I don’t know if I ever mentioned it on here before but I studied painting at The Glasgow School of Art many moons ago and, whilst I don’t practice right now, I still have a deep rooted passion for art.  Even working on this post got…
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An autumnal update

Gave the fireplace a little autumnal update – check out the full post over on the Laura Ashley blog. In the meantime I will just be resting my broken self as much a possible – turns out if you have a really bad chest infection and you cough really hard for a really long time you can separate your ribs from…
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Summer – a natural, positive birth story

Well, first of all, unlike last time when I just knew the day on which I would give birth, this time I had NO clue.  I mean, I thought I did but honestly every day for about two weeks I woke up thinking ‘today is the day’ and then…  nothing.  I promised to stop saying it because I think I was…
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Home tour – the patio

The patio…  where do I begin?  Well let me start by saying that I had the grandest of plans, the most ambitious of plans, particularly as I embarked on the project seven and a half months pregnant.  And then, if you follow me on instagram you already know, it went horribly, horribly wrong.  I have never been the biggest fan…
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