So here we are. 10 years after we first got together, nearly 6 years after finishing university and many years of saving. We are beginning to get to a point where we can apply for that most grown-up of things – a Mortgage. I mean the word says it all really. Literally translated it actually… Continue reading Buying a House (part 1 of many)
At last it seems that Spring is just around the corner. Tantalisingly close. Now don’t get me wrong. I love Winter. The long winter nights and cosy weekends. Time to take stock, enjoy the small things like a hot cup of coffee, a frosty morning, a log fire or a cosy evening spent in the… Continue reading Spring is Springing
So since I can remember, I have been obsessed with photography, with capturing what I see. One of my most memorable presents as a kid was a primary coloured film camera. I still have some of the pictures I took, in albums. Mostly wonky pictures of cats, with fingers in the corner. I would not… Continue reading Faffing with photography
As I have said before, I find January pretty tough. It’s all dark days and long nights and I find myself wishing for the Spring. However in a bid to be less grumpy and more optimistic, here are 10 things which have made me happy in this most dreary of weeks. 1. I have arranged… Continue reading 10 things which made me happy this week
So now I am just about recovered from Christmas, and I’m (sort of) back into the swing of things at work, my brain is turning to the rest of this darkest of months. I’m not going to lie. I really hate January. It’s dark when I leave for work, it’s dark when I get home.… Continue reading Monthly to do list – January
I said in my New Year, New Challenges post that one of my goals for 2017 was to read more books. I have always loved reading but last year especially, I really struggled to put aside the time. In fact last year was probably the worst year on record for a number of reasons. I am an… Continue reading 2017 Book Challenge
Being in the country I notice the seasons so much more than I ever did in a town or even a larger village. There is a lovely, comforting rythem of spring, summer, auntumn, winter followed by spring again.