Versatile Springtime Fashion for Kids

Eliza Matilda Pose

Finally, the days are getting longer and it is starting to warm up a bit. It feels great. Pretty soon it will be possible to once again enjoy full family days out.  So, now is the time to start getting the kids to try on their warm weather clothing and take them shopping to fill in any gaps in their wardrobes. The right coat for the changeable weather It is still too warm not to wear coats, especially early in… Continue Reading “Versatile Springtime Fashion for Kids”

Brightening up the home for spring

Divan Bed

Winter is finally on its way out-of-town and my thoughts have turned to freshening up the home in time for the warmer and brighter weather. Over the winter we indulged in new brushed cotton bedding for all the family, which is perfect for the chilly winter months, but now things are warming up, we definitely need some less Scandinavian and cooler. One of the most inexpensive and effective ways to bring spring into your home is to incorporate splashes of… Continue Reading “Brightening up the home for spring”

Giving the garden love and attention this spring


Did you know that Easter weekend is the busiest retail trading time for DIY and home stores? It is that time of year that we start wistfully looking at the garden, making plans for the warm weather and which plants we want to see blooming during the summer as well as planning any garden furniture purchases. Hubby has jet washed everything!! I have got on top of the lawn now, seeding bare patches and putting weed killer on the stubborn… Continue Reading “Giving the garden love and attention this spring”

Spring Tide Festival

Spring Tide

We first went to the Spring Tide Festival in 2011 when Eliza was a baby and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Set in the seaside town of Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic coast in Dorset, the festival features passionate local food producers, talented chefs plus an array of exciting exhibitors – all on the World Heritage Site. For one reason or another we never made it back the following years so this year we were determined not to miss it. They had over 40 stallholders… Continue Reading “Spring Tide Festival”

The Dreaded Spring Clean

With the clocks springing forward as we speak, making our days longer and hopefully sunnier it is time to start thinking about the dreaded spring clean. With all the gadgets and gizmo’s we have these days I am pretty sure that the spring clean isn’t as tedious as it was in yester year, but I do use it as an opportunity to have a good clear out of stuff we just don’t need or use anymore. I hate cleaning!  I… Continue Reading “The Dreaded Spring Clean”