The Power of Nature

I’m not a green finger and gardening generally is not my thing. But… I do love the majestic beauty of a sunflower under the clear blue sky in summer. One of the benefits of lockdown is we were home most of this summer to nurture our garden and so we decided to plan some sunflowerContinue reading “The Power of Nature”

Exploring: The Cotswolds

Last weekend we were in one of my favourite English countryside locations… The Cotswolds. We are quite fortunate as it is just an hour or two drive from our house, depending on which part of the Cotswolds we visit, but it is truly like entering a different world of quintessential sandstone homes and beautiful landscapes.Continue reading “Exploring: The Cotswolds”

Back on the Bicycle

Life is like riding a bike… to keep your balance you must keep moving. This is such an apt saying for right now. We can’t stop, wait and put our lives on hold just because of Covid-19. We have to keep moving forward, despite the challenges that this year, the lockdown and all the restrictionsContinue reading “Back on the Bicycle”

Saturday Movie Night

Had you asked me a few months back whether I would commit to a Saturday night in on a regular basis, I would have given you a firm and final, ‘NO’! Saturday’s pre Covid-19, pre lockdown were saved for date nights, girls nights, or dinner and drinks with friends. My son has just turned four,Continue reading “Saturday Movie Night”

Puzzle me this…

Put away that Netflix remote or your iPad, and bring out the puzzle! Tell me, when was the last time you really tried a new puzzle! I’m talking about a real puzzles… at least 1000 pieces. This may be tame for many, but for me, someone who will never claim to be a puzzle-master, thisContinue reading “Puzzle me this…”

Getting Fit Despite COVID…

When lockdown started, I had the best intentions to stay fit, use the time around work and caring for my son to get fit and healthy. Unfortunately, the reality was that I ate more working from home. This was exacerbated by having a hungry three-year-old: when he eats, I snack too!  Then, my work schedule wentContinue reading “Getting Fit Despite COVID…”

Exploring: Hurley Lock, Berkshire

There may be an outdoor theme to my posts recently, but the weather in the UK has turned out with ample sunshine, which means I need to take advantage of every moment. Having said this, right now I still leave early, (around 8.00am) so that I can beat the crowds and get home in timeContinue reading “Exploring: Hurley Lock, Berkshire”

Exploring: Coombe Hill, The Chilterns

Follow my blog with Bloglovin There is a small sense of achievement when you reach the top of a hill climb and you can stop and take in the views.  Especially straight after breakfast, before your day really starts, and while energy levels are high, and sun isn’t too strong. We are fortunate to live inContinue reading “Exploring: Coombe Hill, The Chilterns”

Fresh Air and Exercise

When did you last ride a bike? Or go for a long walk around your town or village? You don’t need to be super fit to do these simple things, but the benefits of really stretching your legs and making your heart pump does more for you than you realise. Our lifestyle priorities really haveContinue reading “Fresh Air and Exercise”