What’s your Sound of Happy?

  Hands down, the best way to capture a memory sometimes is to close your eyes. This summer, we spent a lot of time in Scotland and Canada. We were mostly on the water, and the sound of gulls and the ocean waves in the morning – that’s my sound… View Post

Five Christmas Dinner Tips for Lazy Cooks

Stressed out at the prospect of preparing a Christmas Dinner for the family? Don’t be. My firm belief about Christmas is that it’s a time for stealing all the kids’ toys. If you’re up to your eyeballs in the kitchen, how you can you build that LEGO set or try to… View Post

When does it feel like Christmas?

The festive season arrives gradually in our house. It’s a series of moments, over days and weeks, that makes me feel like, “Oh, now it’s Christmas.”  Certainly, it’s not a case of popping up a tree on December 1st, and that’s it – we’re feeling festive. Our Christmas build-up starts… View Post

Win a Verwerk Handheld Cleaner worth £129

We all LOVE real Christmas trees, but cleaning up pine needles every day is no fun. In recent years, I confess, I’ve gone for a low-maintenance artificial tree – the picking up got too much for me, not to mention trying to saw the bottom of the tree every year… View Post