Festive fun with friends & family ….

Festive fun with friends & family ….

And so it begins! The festive season of socialising and spending lots of time with our friends & family has arrived. So far, so good. It is always a challenge balancing work and fun stuff with enough sleep but I am determined not to say yes to every invite, tempting as it is! Pretty much all of the social occasions revolve around food; Manchester Christmas Markets, big pre-Christmas buffet at ours…

It is ok not to have the answer …

It is ok not to have the answer …

Sculptures, questions and, for a change, accepting there isn’t really a right answer. Myself, husband and some lovely friends and their kids recently visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We had a great day out which gave us the chance to catch up, take in lots of fresh, cold, Yorkshire air and engage the more creative side of our brains. There are a number of permanent exhibits along with a temporary installation,…

A moment for sadness …… and reflection

A moment for sadness …… and reflection

I had been planning to sit down to write a post over the weekend but the sadness of the weekend’s terrible and incredibly sad events in Paris took over. It really struck a chord and brought back many happy memories from my time spent living there in my early twenties. A time I remember with happiness, a city I am so very fond of. How can this city now be…

Christmas countdown for self preservation

Christmas countdown for self preservation

I love Christmas. I love the fairy lights, the food, the atmosphere and catching up with friends and family. One of my favourite nights pre-Christmas is wrapping presents in front of the fire, snuggling with the pups whilst the husband is out on his work’s ‘do’. There are also things about Christmas that I don’t like quite as much but I usually only remember this in the New Year when…

Links I like …….

Links I like …….

Another weekend has passed by already, how is it Monday again!? It is definitely autumn/ winter now and on Saturday we changed our clocks back which means it’s getting dark earlier, too early? So I thought, to combat the challenge of the additional darkness I could share some links with you that are bright, shiny and full of inspiration for your week ahead …. Jenna’s website & instagram/ social media accounts…