Five Years of Cinnamon Bun Day: Five Years of Hyggering the British Way.

Sometime last month I must have missed the anniversary of the first post on How to Hygge The British Way…. on 15th September 2016, as it happens… and it wasn’t until the reminder popped up on my phone that today was Cinnamon Bun Day that I realised it must be my blog anniversary. Five years ago Cinnamon Bun Day was my Proper Launch Day, the … Continue reading Five Years of Cinnamon Bun Day: Five Years of Hyggering the British Way.

Watching as my Favourite Tree Shows Her True Colours: September Small Things Day 13.

I have never not lived in a house with a garden. I’m not even a particularly good gardener, and I’m definitely an untidy one, with piles of leaves, rampant garden shrubs and a general ability to let the place go free as long as I have a decent chair (tick: my Adirondack chair is still not blue, but it’s good for after work meditations) and … Continue reading Watching as my Favourite Tree Shows Her True Colours: September Small Things Day 13.

A Brief Pause in a Very Busy Day: September Small Things Day 12

Sunday: Day of rest. I wish. Some Sundays are quite homey and relaxed. A lie in, a short trip to buy food, perhaps a walk or watching soccer on TV, an afternoon of crafts or crochet, reading or relaxing, and then a good homecooked meal and evening in front of class telly to finish off. This Sunday was not a day of rest. We were … Continue reading A Brief Pause in a Very Busy Day: September Small Things Day 12

Autumning Up My Planner: September Small Things Day 11

Saturday was a quiet day in my house. I had homemaking to do (house blessing, as Diane in Denmark calls it) and then a quiet day with packing ready for Sunday and taking my Daughter back to University. Quiet days are a real gift. The chance to wake up slowly, possibly even have a lie in, enjoy a slow breakfast, slow lunch and slow evening … Continue reading Autumning Up My Planner: September Small Things Day 11

Life Lessons From the Roadside: September Small Things Day 8

I have never been sniffy about where I learn the best things in life: sometimes it’s an expensive book, like my current read Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman, sometimes it’s off the back of a sweet packet or on a bus. A lot of my quotes for life or inspiration come from Goodreads and Pinterest. I can pass a lot of time happily leapfrogging … Continue reading Life Lessons From the Roadside: September Small Things Day 8

My Life Needs More Castles.

When I was a little girl my Mum used to accuse me of building castles in the air. Meaning my plans were baseless and had little chance of succeeding. I think she was referring to my alternative careers as a princess, astronaut, Olympic gymnast and shepherdess in a Thomas Hardy novel. Oh… and international musical sensation. I had very little chance of being any of … Continue reading My Life Needs More Castles.

Life is made up of the Small Things.

Crazy busy weekend, eh? Not for me personally: I spent the weekend either hunched over coughing and sneezing or asleep on my bed which (currently) lies in the middle of the living room. We’re having the ensuite bathroom re-tiled, a job which takes far longer than I ever realised possible and takes a lot of slicing and cutting. The plumber is very nice, but even … Continue reading Life is made up of the Small Things.

This Isn’t The Summer I was Looking For.

It’s the morning after the night before. Italy won the Euro2020 competition (I’m happy for Italy, of course I am. After failing to qualify for the last World Cup, coming back to win the next tournament shows a determination to succeed and a willingness to work for it) but England did so well to make it to the final. We had a young team, and … Continue reading This Isn’t The Summer I was Looking For.