Tag: Andrew

  • Blessings

    Last year was a bit of a rough ‘un. For a multitude of reasons; I’m not going to go through them now otherwise I’ll have to retreat to the sofa in pyjamas and eat Ben and Jerry’s out of the tub (ooh, actually…) This year I was determined to leave all that behind. So to…

  • Bouncing into March

    Well, that was February. Time for an update on my Happiness Project? This shouldn’t take long… February’s resolution was to pay more attention to my marriage. To spend some time, just even in small bursts, nurturing it and being extra nice to my husband (anyone with filthy minds, STOP sniggering now. Thank you). This never…

  • Love is in the Air

    Crikey, where did January go?? So, I bet you’re all on tenterhooks wondering how the happiness project is going? Well… January’s focus was on energy and having fun. Now, I didn’t get very far with ticking things off on a resolutions chart, and I didn’t change my whole style of life to suddenly have bags…

  • Looking Back at 2011

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the end of a year must be in want of a reflective blog post. My gut reaction on looking back at 2011 is a big, fat meh. I’ve been juggling exhaustion, depression, low self-esteem and a troubled faith (with bigger repercussions on other aspects of our life than…

  • Words

    There’s a song I used to love, twelve years ago when my husband and I started going out. It’s Words, originally I believe by the BeeGees but in ’99 when Andrew and I met it had just been covered by *shameful whisper* Boyzone. It has lovely lyrics, but it’s the refrain that’s the killer: It’s…

  • Freedom of the Renaissance Soul

    As my long-suffering husband knows, I tend to flit between many and varied interests. I think I have always done so; at least, I can’t remember ever not. When you’re a child, this is ok, even encouraged. The more you find out about the world and the more curiosity you have, the more you can both…

  • To my husband on his birthday

    Today is my husband’s birthday (I’m actually writing this the night before so let’s hope scheduled posting works, eh WordPress?). I love birthdays; I always try to make the most of them and make the birthday person feel special. That’s not always that we buy the most expensive presents, although he’s arranged some amazing presents…

  • Cover Issues

    This post is a very brief one – either a rant or a bit of helpful advice depending on how you choose to take it. It’s common knowledge that ebooks and self-publishing are on the rise; I’ve even taken my own first baby steps in this brave new world. And while some people, hopefully a…

  • Lift-off!

    Our life as a family takes an exciting new twist today. My very talented and lovely husband, Andrew, starts his career as a self-employed designer. It’s a been a long-held dream to run his own business, and a whole variety of factors have conspired to bring us to today. Without further ado, I’d like to…