20 things to do during Winter

Immerse yourself in traditional festivities throughout the winter months, from indulging in roasted chestnuts to hunkering down in a cosy bed in a log cabin, the festive season is a truly wonderful and magical time of the year. Roast marshmallows…

Planning for Christmas with Busy B [AD]

With Christmas approaching, it is never too early to start preparing and making plans. At such a busy time of the year, it can become stressful with selecting the perfect gifts, writing out cards and baking festive treats however, the key to a smooth and stress-free Christmas is to plan and prepare early which in turn saves time which can be used for relaxing and enjoying the festivities. When it comes to planning for Christmas, I can make lots of lists from food and gifts to Christmas cards and general things to do such as preparing the rooms for our guests and so on but with lots of fiddly bits of paper, they can become muddled or worse: lost.

10 ways to make life lovely

There is nothing more pleasurable than participating in something you enjoy doing. Be it a craft such as sewing or relaxing with a good book, we all need a little time out from everyday stresses to unwind and recharge. Here is a little…

20 Signs you’re a crazy dog lady

I love dogs. There’s no doubt about that. Being the owner of Ben (my lively Springer Spaniel), I am always out walking, sometimes crossing paths with other dog walkers or relaxing and cuddling the pooch. Growing up with dogs (Ben is…

20 things to do during Summer

As lazy Summer days turn to beautiful balmy evenings, Summer is the time for enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Here is a list of inspiring ideas to do on a sunny day. Visit the coast There’s nothing quite like…

A mini guide to self care

Self-care. Two little words but such an important part of our lives. Self care is defined as “care of the self without any medical intervention” according to Oxford Dictionary, 2016 however, I don’t feel that this definition does this term…

The Sugar Shed – The Sugar Square Review [AD]

We all have special memories whether framed or stored in an album that we can delve into at any time, transporting us to a particular place and moment. Our photographs are preserved memories and when our busy schedules allow, we can revel in the moments and relive them. Dating back to 1800’s when Thomas Wedgewood made the first reliable documentation of combining a dark room with some substances that alter in light, however this was unsuccessful and was not until the mid 1820’s when Nicéphore Niépce succeeded. After much research, developing and fine-tuning the process, the photograph was born in 1839 and since then our love to photography has flourished.

20 things to do during Spring

I adore Spring. The appearance of crocuses and daffodils, the magical dawn chorus filling the air and warmer weather are some of the things I love about Spring. I have put a list together of ideas to serve as inspiration for a lovely Spring.Create…

10 Ways to make life lovely

Saviour the simple pleasures in life with a few inspiring ideas. Listen to birdsong One of the first signs warmer and lighter days are ahead; the dawn chorus is worth getting up for. The beautifully sweet song as the first…


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