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What’s In My Bag? Satchel Edition

I love my satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company. It’s proper – beautifully made from lovely leather in chocolate brown, and is just starting to age in that well used way after several years use. It was a £2 coin purchase (if you don’t already know, I save £2 coins in  a jar throughout the year

Review: Waking up with Lumie Bodyclock Active

We received a Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 for Christmas after at least a couple of years of thinking about buying one. I am definitely a believer in SAD, and think I suffer from it myself. When the mornings and evenings are dark I go into a state of slump, losing what energy I had built up during

Last Bus Home | Weekly Vlog 8

Weekly vlog time! How has your week been? I hope you can think of at least one thing that happened every day over the last seven that has made you smiles. Smiles are what it’s all about for me, that good feeling you get inside when doing something you enjoy, or being with someone you love.

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 3

I think I may have a rather hard theme for week two of my photo challenge, oops! I had so many good ideas when I chose it but then putting them into practice was so much more difficult than I imagined. Ah well, it’s all about the trying and you guys really hit the spot so thanks very much if

Review: Jim Bag Duffel

The thing I like most after a good pair of shoes, is a nice bag – and like my shoes I prefer my bags on the more practical side of fashion. Come on you know I’m no fashionista – you’ll not spot me with a short handled bag in the crook of my arm, totally

Recipe: Melt in the Mouth Rocky Road

This post is me keeping a promise made to some friends before Christmas, after a couple of successful batches of the simple sweet treat that is rocky road. If you’re not sure what this is, consider a pile of tasty treats coated in chocolate and left to set in the fridge – that’s basically it.

Give Blood, Shampoo Eye, Breakfast Yorkshires | Weekly Vlog Episode 7

After a couple of (what I think were) more interesting weeks on my weekly vlog, this week I spent most of my time at work or doing chores. So perhaps slightly more dull viewing for you this time around – but don’t click away just yet…  Other than the inevitable return to work after a lovely break,

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 2

Good morning friends. How are you finding 2016 so far? I hope it’s going your way and you are enjoying it. I’m really pleased that lots of you like the idea of my weekly photo challenge and have been sharing your images on the first theme that I set last Thursday – “plan”. It’s been

Splodz Blogz is Six!

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to Splodz Blogz, happy birthday to me! Hand’s up if you’ve been reading Splodz Blogz since the very first post back in January 2010? Let me give you a high five!! Anyway, seeing as it’s my sixth birthday this week, blog wise that is, I

Currently Loving: January 2016

It’s the start of a new month and so time to think about things for a few moments before I go back to experiences for the rest of the time. The fact is we all like stuff; stuff is useful, it’s nice to have, and this post is simply my way of sharing some of

Weekly Vlog Episode 6 | Mad Cows, New Year, Mud

It’s that time of the week again – time to share what I’ve been getting up to over the last few days in my new weekly vlog. Episode six features some slightly mad cows, some New Year thoughts and plenty of mud.  I didn’t vlog at all at the weekend as I spent lots of time with my family celebrating Christmas, so

Sixteen Things to Remember in 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had fun last night celebrating the end of one year and the start of the next in whatever way was right for you – a quiet night in, a massive blow out in town, or somewhere in the middle.  So go on then… have you set any New Year Resolutions? Any