Friday, 28 March 2014

The importance of checking moles

Recently I noticed a mole on my back had become a little bit sore. It was itching and bleeding. I'm not sure if I knocked it or not. I had gone to my G.P. for something else - but at the last minute remembered to mention the dodgy mole. The doctor examined it and referred me immediately to the hospital.

Sun and sensibility


I worked as a nanny for years, holidaying in the sunshine, playing on the beach with my charges. And then, when I was nannying in London, I would pop to tanning salons occasionally so as to prolong my 'healthy' glow through the Winter. (Until we got back on a plane to somewhere hot again).

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Monday, 24 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

I know I know...

... I've already been told, you are all left wondering what happened? Was the house on fire for real? Where is part two?! Well, I'm sorry, I can't put you out of your misery yet. I've still to write the piece. The good news is, I'm sitting in my kitchen - and that's all fine. 


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Syringes and sirens (1)

Not too long ago, I wrote about a horrible choking incident that resulted in Sofia going to hospital in an ambulance. It took me back to another time we had the emergency services. The time the fire brigade came to the house...


Saturday, 8 March 2014

10/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

Choosing a favourite piece of art, each week of the year




















At exactly 2.5 years of age, here is Sofia's first drawing of man. An uncanny resemblance don't you think?!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Are you aware? March is ovarian cancer month

53 women in the UK will be diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer today… 
And 21 will die. The Eve Appeal is trying to change this.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Let them eat cake!

















Remember this recent post about Making Time for Tea and raising money for The Eve Appeal and women's cancer? Inspired by my aunt, who two weeks ago had a hysterectomy, today was my turn to make time for tea. 

The Bonnie Marcus Collection of gorgeous stationery - A review.

Somewhere on LIFE AS IT IS, I'm bound to have mentioned my penchant for pens and paper. Clearly that includes diaries, journals, notepads… indeed stationery full-stop. I love anything girly and eye-catching. Which is probably why the latest collection of lifestyle stationery from Parragon Books, is featuring here this morning. 

Launched today and branded as 'Fashion meets paper', this high class range is definitely worth shouting about. Here's why...