Week 42 – Gratitude Challenge – A Mentor or Teacher

Okay, so now I admit I am smacked with another hard part of this challenge. I can not talk about a teacher or mentor who has made difference. Back at school, I remember talking to the careers advisor who said my dreams to design fabrics was too difficult and there was no point pursuing. I…

Week 41 – Gratitude Challenge – My Hobbies

Only 13 weeks left of my challenge and now I feel I have a bit more to write about. I have already told you stories of my love for crafting and showed you a few how to’s, so now I am stuck with what to share with you. My hobbies are crafty things from knitting…

Week 40 – Gratitude Challenge – My Greatest Accomplishment

I do feel that during this challenge, I may possibly be repeating my Gratitudes, but maybe that is the point. I think this is going to be the most obvious blog post if you have been following my challenge over the last 40 weeks. My greatest accomplishment is my daughter and it is only the…

Week 39 – Gratitude Challenge – Music I Love

For you who know me, you know that this is a truly mixed bag. Growing up, my parents listened to amazing bands such as Yes, Rolling Stones, Sting, Phil Collins, The Jackson’s, Fleetwood Mac (big love for Stevie Nicks) and David Bowie. My music influences certainly come from them too. I loved David Bowie since…

Week 38 – Gratitude Challenge – Something I Created

A few blog posts ago, I mentioned that I had decided to start a business and do something I love. So, I am sharing with you something I enjoyed so much as a craft, I decided to do as a side line business whilst bringing up our daughter. I hand make lampshades, a crafty course…

Keeping Well this Winter with my Top 5 from Neals Yard Remedies

As the viruses and bugs circulate during winter it is really important to keep well. I have already suffered a cold this autumn and nothing cures it like herbal remedies. A few years ago when coming down with a dreaded cold a few times because I worked in a highly air-conditioned building, I decided to…

The New Year and Really The New You?

I can immediately put my hands up and say I have not stuck to a New Years resolution, I have always found an excuse or a reason not to continue with the promises I make myself. Before it was because of work commitments or I did not have the time, if I am honest it…

Week 36 – Gratitude Challenge – Our Home Snapshots

I do love our little home, we are currently renting whilst saving for our dream home. Mr N at first did not like the look of our little house when I spotted it on Rightmove over two years ago, but I fell in love with it. The photos were very simple and it seemed the…

Week 35 – Gratitude Challenge – What I Love About Winter

Timing this blog post on the official first day of Winter 2017 in the UK It is not too dissimilar to my Autumn love post, of course, it is mainly to do with Christmas and I have already blogged about Christmas, so I thought I could share with you a great recipe for Winter using leftover mincemeat…

Week 34 – Gratitude Challenge – My Neighbourhood

This week, I am sharing with you where I live and although I have already talked about Cheltenham, I live right on the edge of the town centre in an area called Fairview. If I am honest, I did not think there was much to share about it and scoffed when someone said it was…

Week 33 – Gratitude Challenge – Core Value

I have never thought about my core values before, until now. I have always believed that honesty is the best policy, I admit I made mistakes to protect others in the past but it was not worth it. I used to say to my youngest sister all the time, there is no point in lying…