Coombe Abbey Gardens

When Life Takes Over

Hello everyone! I realise I haven’t written anything in a while and I can only apologise. Life just sort of took over! We plan and schedule and then good old life just waltzes in all over everything! Confucius said: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Why do we insist on…

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Motherhood – The Biggest Sacrifice

Happy Mother’s Day! Hope all mummies out there were allowed a lie in this morning ;) My latest piece for ‪#‎MothersDay‬ has been published at Huffington Post Motherhood – The Biggest Sacrifice “So with the run up to the ‘big day’, I’ve been thinking about what motherhood really is and to sum it up I came…

A beautiful bench carved to commemorate the fallen with words inscribed to remind us why

Remembrance Day

Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 2014 (at 11am on 11/11/2014), I attended an event at my local village memorial to commemorate the fallen heroes of World War I and the people they left behind. It was a wonderful event, which brought together people of all ages,…

The picture that accompanied my son's letter to the BBC last week to tell them they were being 'naughty'

My Son’s BBC Boycott – Update

It is exactly a week today that my children decided to stop watching CBBC (Children’s BBC) or BBC iplayer (see the link to the previous post below if you’re wondering why they’d do that). I thought I’d give you a small update on their progress. For the first few days, my children kept asking whether the…