In the spirit of Thanksgiving in the US today, I thought I would share with you a list of things I am thankful for in my life just now: The roof over my head. Yes, we owe more on the mortgage now than when we took it out 18 years ago, and yes there are... Continue Reading →

All Change!

We have lived in our house for 18 years now and when we first moved in we did a quick paint job in the back bedroom to make it fit for Emma, who was about 4 years old. We wanted bright and cheerful so we painted two walls bright yellow and the other two blue... Continue Reading →


It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas in the Smith household at last!

Daybook Entry – 13th October

I realise it has been a week since I last posted but please forgive me friends. As you will discover further down my post you'll see I've been a bit distracted this week with studying but I promise I'll be better this coming week. To bring you up to date with what's happening on the... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 9th June

        FOR TODAY Outside my window... there is glorious sunshine dappling my back garden, which is in partial shade from the pine tree on the boundary with next door’s garden. I can hear the pine cones cracking in the heat and the sounds of some children playing in a garden not too... Continue Reading →

Tonight In Panorama

My panoramic view this evening. Yes there's a computer desk in front of the fireplace (don't ask....) and we've run out of wine. Sigh.... What are you looking at this evening?

Top 5 30 Day Challenge – Day 6

Day Six: Top Five Things That Happened To You So Far This Year Sorry for the gap in posts, but here we are with day 6 of the Top 5 30 Day Challenge. For this one, as it is only March, I am going to take "top" as "most significant" things that have happened to... Continue Reading →

Shrove Tuesday

  Today is Shrove Tuesday. I wrote about what Shrove Tuesday means to us English people last year here, so I won't repeat myself again this year but what I will do is show you how we made our pancakes at home instead. This is my son Ethan heating the pan to start cooking a... Continue Reading →

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