A Lakeland retreat at Croft House with Sally’s Cottages

Bloggers ready for a night out at Croft House

At the start of October I spent the weekend in the Cumbria with eight other bloggers. We were invited to stay in Croft House near Loweswater by Sally’s Cottages. Croft House is just one of hundreds of self-catering cottages in the Lake District available to rent through Sally’s Cottages.  Read more

Siblings // Toby and Gabe in October (2018)

Toby and Gabe at the park

The middle of October can only mean one thing – time for another Siblings post! The boys (and me!) have made it through another month of school and nursery since my last Siblings post and now seem to be pretty settled into their new routine. I think we’re all ready for half term next week though! Read more

10 amazing apple recipes

Homegrown apples - perfect for autumn bakes

A couple of weeks ago I shared my recipe for Apple Sticky Toffee Pudding – it was so delicious and easy to make that I’m sure I’ll be baking it again soon. I still have a freezer full of apples though and I needed some inspiration to make something other than crumble! So I asked some of my fellow bloggers to share some of their favourite apple recipes and they came up with such a variety of different things I wanted to bring them all together in one post. Read more

Fit at 40 // A weight loss and intermittent fasting update

I'd rather look at my feet in a lake than on a scale

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you might know I came up with a (sort of) plan on my 39th birthday to be Fit by 40. Well, I turned 40 in May, and wrote then about how I had got on. I didn’t quite achieve everything I wanted to so the plan has evolved in to my ‘Fit at 40’ plan and I thought it was time I shared a little update. Read more

Keeping your jewellery safe and clean

Engagement ring - tips to keep your jewellery safe and clean

**This is a collaborative post

If you’ve built up an impressive jewellery collection, it makes sense to protect your investment. Valuable jewellery is a target for thieves and if it isn’t looked after properly, it could also end up losing its impressive sparkle and lustre. To help you keep your jewellery safe and clean, here you’ll discover some of the best tips to follow. Read more

Apple sticky toffee pudding recipe

Sticky toffee apple pudding and custard - perfect for autumn

My parents have got three apple trees in their garden. They’ve lived in their house since I was 5 so for me, autumn always means apples. I usually just make crumble, but when my dad brought round yet another bag of apples last week I decided to try something new. I fancied something with toffee or caramel, and after a quick Google I found this Sticky Toffee Apple Pudding recipe. It looked easy enough so I gave it a go!  Read more