Don't worry! Before you start reading, this is a positive, informative post, about #bloodcancer. It's also a post about us, and what happened 2 years ago. I hope it will be the kind of post I wish I'd stumbled across, in the early days, when Gav was just diagnosed and we were scared. And … [Read more...] about Blood Cancer. Our story. (In Blood Cancer Awareness Month)
So! It's holiday time again - and wherever you're off to, you'll be packing stuff. We are off as soon as the bell rings to signal the end of school. And already I'm planning / dreading the packing. See, you'd think that having teenagers might mean they pack for themselves, and indeed … [Read more...] about The Trouble With Packing…
There are gazillions of You Tube tutorials on how to paint furniture using chalk paint, and I'll share with you here, how I do it. My way might not be 'right', but I promise it works! I always use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and wax. (Yes you do need the wax) the wax comes in two colours, I use the … [Read more...] about Heels’ Guide To Painting Over Illegal Orange Pine.
Here's the thing. I'd sit and watch Dancing On Ice wishing like mad that I'd just been famous instead of doing my real job, because if you're famous you get to go on programmes like that, don't you. I think I'd probably turn down the Jungle one. Make that … [Read more...] about The Skating Thing
Two things. A sunny weekend, and the promise of Chelsea Flower Show on the box every night for a week or so. That signals a slight panic and a flying visit to the garden centre. In my head I know just what to get. A few pretty flowers and something to grow in the veg patch. Check. It … [Read more...] about Today I Shall Be A Brilliant Gardener…
So this is England ! Last week we were all in hats and coats wondering if we'd ever see the sun again, and here we are now basking in a tropical heatwave of at least 19 degrees which is warm by anyone's standards (unless you're from the continent or Australia, or Florida... In fact … [Read more...] about Summer Snuk Up On Us