Category Archives: House and home

Trapped in the Housewife Hole

I feel trapped. When I had my first child, I made the decision not to return to work after taking maternity leave. The job I left wasn’t a career. I simply worked part-time as a retail assistant (in a high-street … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

I am still reveling in the delights of having a large garden, even if it feels a bit out of control sometimes. Last week I bought more colourful flowers for my front borders, and I check every day to see … Continue reading

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Discovering the Joys of Gardening

I think I’m getting old. I have developed an interest in gardening. That’s something for retired people, isn’t it?! Unless you do it for a career, of course. I know there are people who enjoy gardening to produce home-grown food, … Continue reading

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Help Me with Project House and Garden

Well, I officially have no projects to prepare for now, apart from my novel writing pursuits. Everyone close to me has moved house, there are no more weddings planned, and we haven’t even booked a summer holiday yet because my … Continue reading

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I Want to Grow a Witchy Garden

When we moved house last summer, we inherited a fantastic large garden. It has established trees and shrubs, a rockery, a strawberry patch, and all sorts of other hidden delights that I am excited to discover as the season turns. … Continue reading

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Storm Ali (Poem)

The storm has arrived And it sounds pretty fierce. I can hear it outside Lashing the windows And rattling the doors. They call this one Storm Ali I do not know why But the rain is making puddles And the … Continue reading

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Follow the Instructions

It is hard to believe that we have been in our new house for almost two months now. The time has flown, and it feels like we have been here forever. Having said that, we still have boxes to unpack … Continue reading

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Making a House our Home

We have been in our new house for a month now, and we love it! Well, I say we love it. My 4-year-old daughter told me that she has sad feelings because she misses our old house. I think she … Continue reading

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It is FAB Festival Time, Hooray! @middlewichfolk

Our little town is coming alive again as we prepare to enjoy the mad weekend that is Folk and Boat (FAB) Festival. Hundreds of people set up camp, the boats pile in, the bunting goes up, and all the pubs … Continue reading

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Finding Treasure in Our New Home

On the day of our house move I gave the removal men a few interesting items to pack. They were quite intrigued by my spirit board (or Ouija board), and one of them asked a few questions about how I … Continue reading

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