I have two styles of clothes I wear; jeans and a top or pretty dresses.  I like the casualness of jeans and a top and how practical an outfit can be but at times I like to put a pretty dress on.  I love vintage 1950s style dresses especially the style of dresses that UK company Lindy Bop specialise in.  I also love that they make the dresses in larger sizes (8 to 26) and are a great true to size fit.  I know that I can go to my local shopping centre and visit a number of stores and… View Post

Its hard to believe that we have now come to the end of May and I am writing about my favourite things.  Five months of the year have gone by and the dreams and hopes I had for the year are not coming to fruition.  I am hoping that the remainder of the year can at least see some of them come true.  I know I can hope. Being A Food Blogger I love cooking nearly as much as I love eating meals I have cooked!  I really enjoy writing my food blog, I just wish I had more time… View Post

It’s fair to say I like tea. I drink it by the bucket load. Even this blog is named after my tea obsession. You only have to look at my Instagram feed to see my constant posts of mugs of tea. Tea is simply my favourite drink. Nine times out of ten those many mugs of tea contain PGtips. It’s by far my favourite brand. A lovely mug of strong sweet builders tea always sets me up for the day. I’m also a big fan of green tea as having IBD it does help ease some issues I have. When… View Post

April was a month of ups and downs.  A month full of good times and a month filled with things I didn’t particularly like.  My health hasn’t been good.  There have been a number of days and nights were chronic pain has won.  I don’t like the times it wins.  Those aren’t good times.  Despite these down times here are a few things that have I have been loving and made me happy. Daughters Bedroom My ‘little girl’ turns 13 in a few weeks time.  Its the right time to loose the bright pink and lilac colour scheme and have a… View Post

It’s been a month now since I took a trip to Cambridge for my birthday yet it seems like only yesterday. We picked the perfect day to visit with the Spring sun shining down on us. Cambridge wasn’t busy which was lovely to not have to battle crowds of people.   I would have loved a trip down the river but I was realistic in that with my rheumatoid arthritis there was no chance of my being able to get back up out of the boat. I think I would have been able to get in to the boat but… View Post

I can honestly say March has flown by and I have been lucky to have a few things in my life that I love.  It was full of ups and full of downs.  These are the five things I’ve loved this month. I’ve loved: Pretty New Stationery  This month I’m putting this lovely new blog planner to good use. To put it to really good use I could do with another 6 hours a day. I’m sure you know what I mean.   I wouldn’t use this time to do things, to work but instead to rest. I’m shattered right… View Post

It’s blogging awards time again. This isn’t a blog post asking you to nominate me because why would you?  You need to have a voice, a strong voice that people enjoy to read. You need to know your audience and write about what you know. This is a question I’ve seen many bloggers ask especially as part of blogging tips posts.  Apparently we should know our audience and blog for them. I look at google analytics and realise so many people haven’t completed all their stats. As a result of this I get a lot of answers that aren’t helpful.… View Post