this week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 29 january 2016

Hello from a cold Saturday afternoon and how are you? A little late with this week’s ‘this week’, time just ran away with me yesterday…as it does sometimes, right? In fact, the whole week has gone fast, I guess with work, family life and caring for my friend’s cat, it has been pretty busy.

I always seem to feel a little lost in January and February, whether it is lack of light, lack of focus or just simply lack of energy {or all three!} I am usually a happier bunny by the time March rolls around. Not that I am wishing away my life here, Spring just gives hope and renewal and longer days…oh yes LONGER DAYS.

I am trying to drink a little less coffee/tea these days, in a bid to feel a little healthier, substituting them with green teas or peppermint tea, which thankfully I do enjoy. However, I do still have to have a caffeine hit in the morning, but during the day I am doing my best to abstain…it is a work in progress.

The weekend is going to involve recharging my batteries, getting as much fresh air as the weather allows and a meal out this evening with friends. How about yours?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend x







this week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 22 january 2016Hello and how are you? How has your week been?

This week, for me, has been a good one, nothing earth shattering, but good all the same. There have been lots of frosty mornings {which I love} and clear blue wintry skies {which I also love}. Walking Trevor in the morning, before the world awakes, has been great, not sure he would agree however, his poor little paws must have been freezing!

My son purchased a guitar with his birthday money, so there has been strumming and a bit of frustration, but he seems to be getting there. He is a drummer, but fancied a go at another instrument, which I love. His musicality comes from his dad, definitely not me. Much as I love listening to it, there isn’t a musical bone in my body. Although, I did teach myself two lines of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star last weekend…you have to start somewhere…right??

I have made sure there have been Spring flowers in the house too this week, the hyacinths and tulips I bought last weekend are still going strong and the smell has literally filled the house. What’s your favourite Spring flower?

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of my mum’s death, which is feeling a little surreal. I just cannot believe it has been a year already. We are visiting the Crematorium tomorrow to see the Book of Remembrance and leave some flowers. I know realistically it is just another day, but a year seems so significant. We have all come such a long way in the past twelve months, our lives have changed forever, but I thank my mum every day for teaching me how to be a decent human being.

Well folks, that’s my week, a certain little furry friend needs a walk and there is pizza to be had and horror film to watch soon.

One more thing before I go. If you fancy 28 days of utter loveliness, then sign up for Michelle’s 28 Moments. It is an absolute delight, Michelle puts in so much hard work to make this course what it is and I cannot recommend it enough!

Sending you happiness and wishes for a great weekend, Jane x


A word with Winter


I had a little word with Winter today and apparently he’s here for a while.

I told him that’s fine, because I know Mother Nature likes to keep a tight ship.

I asked {in almost a whisper} if it was okay to have Spring flowers in the house, cause it’s always best to check these things, and he said, ‘Yeah, sure, why not’.

What a good egg.

Wishing you a bright and happy week, Jane x



this week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 15 january 2016

Good evening, how are you and how has was your week?

It’s been a cold, but thankfully drier week here, proper Winter weather; the kind that reminds me that I actually quite like it. Clear blue skies and Jack Frost nipping…just how it should be in January. The sun was so welcome too…a good fix of vitamin D!

I can’t ignore the fact that one of my {and zillions of other people’s} musical hero died this week…Mr. David Bowie. What an innovator, inspiration and genius he was. Hunky Dory has to be one of the best albums ever!

A certain young man had his 16th Birthday this week…WHERE DID TIME GO {SERIOUSLY!} He truly is a great kid, he makes me laugh, enormously proud and over the past 16 years has brought untold joy…all for which I am BEYOND grateful.

Daffodils were purchased this week too, a gentle and slightly premature nod towards Spring and there has been a gentle light, such a relief from the endless grey.

Plans for the weekend are to spend as much time outdoors as possible, a meal out on Saturday and lots of relaxation.

Have a good weekend lovely people, Jane xx







This week {words & pictures}

this week - friday 8 january 2016

Well hello and I hope this, my first post of 2016, finds you well?

How has the new year been for you, so far? Great I hope! Mine has been good, I am feeling positive and looking forward to lots of joy and happiness 2016. My choice word for this year is accept, it relates to so many things in my life and I look forward to embracing it! Have you chosen a word?

This week has seen the return to work, which surprisingly went by very quickly…I did think it might drag after the Christmas break, but it didn’t. It actually feels pretty good to be back to normality, with the decorations packed away and the house a little less cluttered.

The weather around here has been dreadful lately with lots of rain and endless grey skies, but the sun returned today and my husband and I had a lovely walk in the park, with Trevor too, of course. It felt SO GOOD to be outside.

We {my husband and me} have a meal and a few drinks planned tonight, it’s been a while since we went out, so I am very much looking forward to it.

I hope you have had a good week and wish you a lovely weekend, hopefully with some sunshine!

Take care, Jane x


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