Tag Archives: family and friends

Why we Need our NHS #WATWB

Today is Black Friday, but I want to talk about We Are the World BlogFest (#WATWB). The small story of humanity that I wish to share comes from our National Health Service in the UK, and more specifically, the Royal … Continue reading

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Merry Spooky Christmas! #ChristmasMovies

Merry Christmas, my friends! I have spent the weekend with my family, and in true Hargreaves tradition (my maiden name), I sat up late and watched a scary ghost movie with my mum on Saturday night. It was Winchester, if … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy a Peaceful Christmas

I believe there is a subtle change in the air. This year, I feel completely relaxed and not at all worried or stressed about preparing for Christmas. Usually by this time I would be frantically writing Christmas cards and wrapping … Continue reading

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5 Perfect Beer Pairings to Compliment Your Dinner

Courtesy of Gousto If you’re partial to a tipple at dinnertime, you’ll know the lip-smacking satisfaction that comes with pairing a delicious meal with the perfect beer. But with so many tasty dinner ideas to choose from (both on and … Continue reading

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Memories are Precious

Do you remember your happiest moments in life? What about your worst moments? Who stood by you during those times, experiencing both the joys and the sorrows? I can imagine that those answers vary greatly, and each provide our unique … Continue reading

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Crystals and Sage

There is a lot of trauma happening in the world right now, and especially within my circle of family and friends. We are currently experiencing grief, anxiety, job insecurity and the daily struggle with chronic health conditions. Well, that last … Continue reading

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Shock and Sadness

Today I want to talk about grief. Perhaps it is because I am growing older, but death seems to be coming closer. I was very fortunate to have all four of my grandparents until my mid-thirties. I now have two … Continue reading

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The Bond Between Sisters

It has been almost four months since my eldest daughter was hospitalized with a rare and dangerous facial infection. She made a full recovery following surgery, and there appear to be no lasting side effects, much to the relief of … Continue reading

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Our New Family Home

We have moved! Our first week in the new house has passed in a blur of excitement and unpacking, and now it feels like we have been here forever. The new walk to school will take a bit of getting … Continue reading

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Approaching Mabon and Embracing the Autumn Equinox

The Wheel of the Year is turning once again as we slip gently into Autumn and welcome the Mabon festival of the second harvest. While out in the car last weekend, we saw farmers busy tidying their fields, securing their … Continue reading

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