This is now a necessity for me, to prevent any mess getting in to a mattress.... and saving a whole day's work : /

With Hardship There Is Ease

I had a particularly difficult day yesterday and the only thing that got me through it was realising and appreciating the blessings in my life. I wanted to share these thoughts with you, in case you happen to be going through a bad time … The Background My son has been ill for a couple…

Duomo Facade By Day

Fabulous Florence

WARNING: Lots of photos to enjoy! The only way that I can describe Florence is as a magical film set, that comes alive at night and becomes even more enchanting than it was by day. The crowds disperse as the heat cools and dusk descends and the live music players and opera singers come out…

Flying over the Alps towards Germany...

To Travel Or Not To Travel

To travel or not to travel, that was the question. The last time I travelled abroad was almost 10 years ago, before I had children. Basically. I refused to go on ‘holiday’ with them (or without them) because I just didn’t see the point of taking all of our baby paraphernalia across the world. Finding…

Outta Sight

Originally posted on Mostly Bright Ideas:
“You’re just too cool.” That’s what she said. In fact, those were her exact words, which proves one thing: she’s never met me. No one has ever described me as cool, or any heat level, for that matter. If there were a television show called World’s Least Cool Human…