World Happiness Day

World Happiness Day

Today is an unusual day for several reasons There is a solar eclipse (and for once, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere could see it!); There is a supermoon (the moon is as close to the earth as possible and so appears much larger than normal); It is the March Equinox and the day ... Read More

2 February

Do you have an evening routine? Does it go something like this:  Eat supper whilst watching the news on the television. Put plates in the dishwasher Pull shirt from washing pile and iron it for tomorrow Pour another glass of wine Collapse in front of television Crawl up to bed Toss and turn Finally fall ... Read More

22 January

Sleep. It can be a touchy subject. Insomnia, late nights, essay crises, alarm clocks, early starts. Just writing that list made me a bit twitchy. We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential to good health. I know I can tell the difference in the morning if I have slept well, and so ... Read More

15 January

couple of days ago we decided it was time to give the fridge and freezer a good post Christmas clearout. No food was to be purchased unless absolutely essential, we were going to eat down the eclectic mix of bits and bobs. One particular favourite of ours is sweet potato and stilton pie. I know ... Read More

14 January

Rest and renewal. This is the time of year when we don’t tend to stray far from home, we don’t exactly hibernate but, like the bears and the hedgehogs and all the other mammals that bed down for the winter, we slow down, conserve our energy and plan for the spring. Look outside, the trees ... Read More

12 January

Virginia Woolf maintained that every woman should have a room of her one. Personally I rather thought she was underselling herself, I think utter bliss would be to have a tiny cottage of my own. Large enough for me but too small for anyone to come and visit other than for an hour or so, ... Read More

11 January

We all know the story of the swan, calm and serene gliding across the water and battling her legs as fast as she can underneath. When I had three children under three (twins and a toddler) people would come up to me and say “I don’t know how you manage.” The truth was I wasn’t ... Read More