Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Daytime baths

Is there anything better than a daytime bath? I didn’t have to do the school run today so when I finished work at 2.30 instead of doing housework, I ran myself a bubble bath, made a cuppa and had a 30 minute soak with my audiobook. The best way to spend a wet Wednesday afternoon.

Not my bathroom 

Monday, 23 September 2019

Hello Autumn

I’m ready for boots,
early nights and hot chocolate.

Sunday, 22 September 2019


Sunday’s were once a day to sleep off hangovers, afternoon naps and lazy lounging. Now they are a blur of baking, washing and getting ready for the week ahead. Sometimes I miss the old Sunday’s.

Now it’s time to eat cake before bed.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Book Blog Tour: She Be Damned by M.J.TJIA

Welcome to day two of the She Be Damned Book Blog Tour.  She Be Damned is the new novel from M.J.Tjia and is full of suspense and drama.

The blurb:

London, 1863: prostitutes in Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. 

The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate. With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust before the killer strikes again.

I love a good crime story and I am rather fond of a historical novel so when you put the two genres together you get a winner from me! 

I often find I can work out the ending half way through a book but this one kept me guessing right to the end. I read it in 24 hours as I couldn't wait to find out who the killer was. 

I really enjoyed the character of Heloise Chancey, a strong independent women who suffers no fools. However its Amah that's the really interesting one! I am looking forward to new mysteries from them.

If you are looking for a great read for your holidays then She Be Damned is one for your list.

She Be Damned is available now in paperback and ebook formats.

You can find M.J.Tjia on twitter @mjtjia

Check out the rest of the book blog tour.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

I'm Not Ready to Embrace Grey

I'm going grey, in fact I have going grey for quite sometime. If I stripped out the colour from hair I reckon I am a good 60 or 70% grey.

Grey hair do care

I know we are supposed to be embracing our natural self and loving our bodies etc but I am not ready to be grey. It may be fashionable but I feel I am too old to pull off the fashionable grey and too young (I'm only 37 for god sake) to pull off the graceful grey). 

There are many parts of my body I have made peace with like my stretch marks, bingo wings and hairy chin (I pluck it but don't get too close) but I a nit ready to go grey!!

I'll keep slapping on that red dye for as long as I can get away with it and then I will probably still dye it. 

Do you embrace your grey or cover it up?

Thursday, 13 July 2017

My Summer Bucket List

The summer holidays are fast approaching and the girls are making their list of things they want to do this summer and it's long and if we did everything on it I would be bankrupt! If you are stuck for ideas there are plenty of bucket lists on pinterest. 

The only problem with these buckets lists is that no one asked me what I wanted to do this summer so I thought I would make my own 'Mummy' bucket list:

What's on yours?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

In February I Have Mostly Been .........

To Butlins

February half term is so wet and miserable so for the last few year we have spent it at Butlins in Skegness. It's only an hour from us and has everything we need. The girls love it and this year has been brilliant as Little Miss is older has a bit more patience so we were able to see more shows and do more activities. We manged to squeeze in some bowling and a trip to the cinema to see Sing which is brilliant.


Flesh Wounds by Christopher Brookmyre
Betrayal by Martina Cole
The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan


Me and the girls have been baking this month. We made banana bread last weekend and two loaf cakes this week, one had blueberries in which we ate warm with lemon curd. So good.


Chunky necklaces which I am completely obsessed with and they really jazz up a boring outfit. I have also made Little Miss a Mermaid tail blanket and have just started one for BG.

Playing with New Make Up

My friend is a Avon lady and gave me some samples of lipstick to play with and then I couldn't resist some new make up. I try to support my friends where I can whether its buying from their Etsy store or a few bits from Avon. By the way have you tried their makeup lately? Their new lipsticks are amazing and I haven't found a mascara I don't like it. 

Looking for Signs of Spring

The girls and I have been on the search for signs off spring and have seen a flowers popping up and blossom on the trees. Spring is almost here!

What you been up to?