*80* Hay Festival

What a gorgeous day I had today! Met my friend Claire for our annual Hay Festival day and I must say … glorious. It didn’t rain for the second year running – bonus – and we chose three very different but amazing talks to go to. Event no 1 – Markus Zusack, author of the […]

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*79* Saffron and Lemon Chicken… and Jane Eyre…

I’ve been in a mega rut regarding food. Bored of cooking doesn’t even begin to describe it… mainly because whatever I cook I always get a comment or two, or three: I don’t like this, I prefer it the other way, why did you cook this, too cooked, too uncooked, I don’t like spicy, not […]

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*76* Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Yesterday Mr M and I had a rare and delightful day out which didn’t involved hockey or cricket or any other ‘ball’ activity. Just the two of us… and thousands other people, admiring gardens, smelling roses, eating ice cream (and dropping it… right darling?)… It was gorgeous, even though I’m absolutely knackered today! So, here […]

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*68* wellbeing

So, sit down, how’s your fight against plastic going? It’s hard, isn’t it? As a family we have reduced the amount we use, that’s for sure… but there’s still so much at the end of the week… it’s kind of depressing. But but but… small steps, right? I can’t remember last time I bought a […]

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*65* tuna and courgette fritters

You betcha. I mean… they’re fab and the recipe gives you loads so you can keep them in the fridge (or freeze them) and re-heat them as and when you desire. The recipe is from this book, “Lean in fifteen” by the Body Coach. Ahem… can’t say I have done his exercise plan… but the […]

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*61* Fashion Revolution Week

April 22nd to April 28th is Fashion Revolution Week, did you know that? Having just learnt it – it popped up in my Insta feed – I feel a tad guilty for having wasted the last 15 minutes browsing for clothes I don’t really need… It is a movement started after the collapse of the […]

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*57* a day in London

Yesterday I took a day out from College work and mum-duty to spend a day in London with my sister in law. We crammed a lot in and walked for miles and miles and it was so much fun. The weather was glorious for the first time in weeks too. First stop, the Serpentine Gallery […]

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*49* day out – Chastleton House

For the first time in ages, and I mean… months, yesterday we had a free Saturday; no sport commitment, no school events, no family duties. Nothing. And the sun was shining. I promised you it felt like we were on holiday! ‘The big boys’ were on a hockey tournament miles and miles away, Mr took […]

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*41* musings

I originally started this post moaning about being in a kind of funk. Too many thoughts. Never a good thing. And then I thought, no. Funk, schmunk…. it hasn’t been a bad week despite being without dishwasher till tomorrow (god, I hate washing dishes by hand)… and the dog vomiting her dinner on my white […]

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*38* wellbeing

Do you use make up? I do… not much, but I do, just enough to stop people from saying I look ill or tired or both, which is something they do when I don’t. THE biggest palaver however, is removing the stuff… when I go to bed… I want to go to bed… right? I’m […]

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