Monday, 30 November 2015


Undeniably this blog has taken a back seat while my LIFE AS IT IS has been completely turned upside down. (You think I'm joking, but no, the downstairs is currently upstairs). It's nuts. Completely and utterly. We are into the sixth week now of our extension build and still retaining a sense of humour. Doors are being hung, skirting is being stapled, and our kitchen is about to be assembled. It is so exciting. And we are almost there! Woo hoo!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Sandwich musings of a 4YO

M: Sofia, what would you like in your sandwich? Cheese, tomato and salad cream?
S: No thanks.
M: Cheese and salad cream?
S: Just salad cream.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

46/52 The GraceFaith year long art project

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

(Or in this case, the art that's been hung on my kitchen door over the years -
before said kitchen door very soon turns into a wall).

Monday, 9 November 2015

Cadbury's Christmas Chocolate 2015 looks like...

...this. But don't come to me looking for it, I gave it all to Esme's school for the PTFA to help raise funds. Seemed like a good idea at the time but now, in the middle of a house build... Doh!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Perfect Christmas gift ideas for children

Perfect Christmas gift ideas for children

Do you know something? In all of my editorial career, I've never before written a top ten of Christmas gifts, that all came from the same place, where quite literally each one on the list is as good as the others. Until now. So here it is... Let me introduce you to the fabulous products of Laurence King publishing house (or ten of them anyway)... and to my mind, perfect Christmas gift ideas for children.

Number one on the list and perfect for the puppy obsessed is Dog Bingo. This classic game of numbers and chance is brought stylishly up to date with canine illustrations. Don't under estimate how dog species differ, and how much fun it is learning about them by playing this game. Eyes down and away you go! Priced £19.95