‘It’s not a fashion show’
Nov13

‘It’s not a fashion show’

‘It’s not a fashion show’ is one of my favourite phrases. I use it to make my husband and kids stop and think if they’re being a bit silly about clothes. Because life isn’t a fashion show. School isn’t a fashion show, work isn’t a fashion and running most definitely isn’t a fashion show. It doesn’t matter if your clothes don’t match 100% of the time. Yes, you have to have a...

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Decorating ready for Christmas
Nov12

Decorating ready for Christmas

This is a collaborative post. So it’s mid-November now and, as regular readers know, I’m a bit of a Scrooge. But I’m also a realist. Christmas doesn’t happen by magic (if only it did, eh?), it takes some work! Usually by mums. And it’s best to start that work in November. Although it’s still a few more weeks until most of us start decorating our houses ready for Christmas, now is a good time to take...

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Being teetotal
Nov11

Being teetotal

I’ve mentioned being teetotal a few times over the years in passing, but realise I’ve never written a full post on it. For me, being teetotal is easy. Because I’ve never known any different. Not drinking alcohol wasn’t initially a conscious decision. My friends all started going to the pub in 6th form, and I went with them. Some of them drank, some of them didn’t. We were only 16 or 17, but this was the...

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Silent Sunday 10.11.19
Nov10

Silent Sunday 10.11.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 45
Nov09

Project 365 2019 Week 45

It’s time for my annual shoe week! Every year in November, when the days are short and dark and there’s nothing pretty to photograph, I do a week in shoes. This is just a small selection of the shoes we wear and the activities we do throughout the week. Needless to say, I could share several shoes per day. Here’s our week in shoes… Day 307 – Sunday 3rd November – Sunday is always my long run day....

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