Vintage, fabric and Mum

Today I was thinking about Easters spent in my childhood. Lovely family parties out in the garden playing badminton over the washing line! Lots of fun and laughter and as my mum was an amazing seamstress, in my case it always meant a new Easter outfit, that usually matched hers. I had strong memories associated […]

Walking with Vintage Style

In decades past, taking a walk on Easter weekend would have involved much more than deciding clothing to match the British weather. Style would have been at the forefront of decisions to promenade. Dior led the way in epitomising style, and many followed creating their own versions of the looks they aspired to emulate. Enabling […]

We Found Pirate Ships On The Beach

If you feel like you need some fresh air and exercise after all of your Easter eggs this weekend, why not visit the seaside? Last weekend we popped to the beach on Sunday morning. The Spring tide had created a treasure trove of shells, pebbles and driftwood for us to explore. My top tip is […]

Kitchens are creative playgrounds

There are lots of amazing sites that I love to follow online for cooking inspiration such as I read how the experts do it and am always inspired to have a go. I ams not sure if this is because I love cooking or eating – maybe a bit of both!

Grandmas bedroom retreat

Vintage and modern interior style I took a look in Dunelm this weekend and as I walked in I was confronted by a really lovely display. The colour and style of this range is a gentle duck egg blue scattered with blossom and birds.

Start the weeked with a tea party

At 7am Saturday morning what could be more fun than a tea party!! One of the advantages of being a grandma is that you have done this before and you can be prepared. So the night before setting out a play changing mat (giving the waterproof protection that I thought might be needed)  I arranged […]

Easter Craft Preparations Begin

Easter Sunday this year is on 27th March, so it is approaching at speed. If you are like me, Easter is a family occasion. An opportunity to gather everyone round for celebrations, fun feasting and chatting. Everyone usually gathers at mine, and this give some a great opportunity to plan themed food and crafts that my […]

Grandmas portrait

What’s so special about being a Grandma?

  So what is so special about being a Grandma? I suppose the simple answer to that one is ….my granddaughter I have only the one granddaughter and as I am sure most grandmas are, I am convinced that she, at the age of three is a budding genius! This weeks new skill for example is […]

Send for the Nurse

Imaginative play, fun learning and laughter Children love to feel grown up and to help. When I was ill recently after a stay in hospital – where I was very well cared for, I returned home to a very eager carer. My granddaughter was ready  to look after me. Her dedication to duty knew no […]