Happy Valentines

Was utterly charmed to meet at a Business Women’s Networking lunch, a lovely, lovely lady, Karen Barr of Beswitchedon A life style coach who specialises in helping single ladies find a relationship and who guarantees single clients that they will achieve better connections with friends, family, and men within 8 sessions of coaching by her. […]

25 Days On

As promised, have updated Sharon Randall’s very advanced guide to marriage, that I shared in an earlier post, pontificating the fact that I had been doing this blog for a year now and was, still, married! Have written some rather more achievable tips, I think, based on my own experience. I did try and post […]

Some Things Never Change…

It was my Mum’s birthday yesterday and I came across these wonderful pics of her having a girls night…they will have been taken by my Dad… This must have been about 1972 – you can kind of tell by the fashions – priceless! I remember all the characters vividly – L to R: Molly Chalk, […]

A Year On

Cannot believe I have been doing this blog for a year…! Starting it, a series of stories, good and bad, basically about working with my husband, I worried deeply that it would inevitably lead to a complete crumble of our marriage…that Doug would just find the whole thing too cheesy and I would have to […]

Protecting your home…

Once you have really got your home how you want it, having renovated or extended it, do not forget to make sure that it is insured, for a realistic amount. Obvious, I know, but it is very easy to slip out of date with these things…Have a quick look: is your premium good value? Is […]

A walk along the beach

I don’t know about you, but I find it so hard to drag myself away from my desk. There is a brilliant Facebook campaign going around suggesting that 23.5 hours a day spent lounging around are fine – but try and get moving for half an hour!! How did we get into this state?? Cars, […]

A wee bit of inspiration

Homework for Blogging Your Way this week was to create a ‘Mood Board’…Really could not be bothered / couldn’t see the point….Why? What for? Then, of course, really enjoyed the whole process! Ha ha! Typical! Found this exercise really gets the creative juices flowing! Completely confirmed my recent realisation of how inspired I am by […]

Half Term

Lovely to have a break and bring it down a notch or two… Time is an issue that I really struggle with and I think a lot of us do. It is just so easy to think ‘ooh I’m so busy’ and feel terribly justified… Has anyone else noticed the rampant competition us women can […]

Hello Fresh

Returning from my trip to London Design Festival I really had to hit the ground running – strange how when you are away no-one else seems to do your work for you? So I was very grateful to the lovely people at Hello Fresh for sending me a large box of food on my return. […]

Go Organic – if you can

It really is that easy…if you can – do it! I have been totally educated by my Arbonne selling friends of the benefits of natural skincare, shampoo etc… I cannot put it as well as they can, but if you think about it, anything you put on your skin enters your bloodstream as quickly and […]

Kirkudbright and Beautiful

Sorry…couldn’t resist that! Anyway, obviously, after our lovely shoot, dinner and night at the Craigadam Hotel, we did a bit of sightseeing. We were blown away by Kirkudbright…so beautiful…the Artists Town… The centre of the town is a ridiculously picturesque harbour…but what got me and I really was bitten here, was the incredibly intensive ‘Kerb-gardening’ […]

A weekend away

A christmas shoot in Dumfriesshire, the only day the owner could manage was a Saturday, as she worked full time…Gosh we had better book a night away! I had met Cassie Bouverie already, as she lives in North Berwick and was fascinated by her business Private House Stays, where she and her husband have selected […]

Back to the drawing board

Esther Cohen is offering a weekend workshop, 15th/16th September, aimed specifically, but NOT strictly, at teennagers wanting, or needing, to brush up on their drawing skills. So if anyone, in the North Berwick area, has children studying for Standard Grade, GCSE or Higher Art, who could do with a boost to their skills, now is […]