African flowers

The thought of going crochet cold turkey for 2 and a half weeks filled me with dread. So I packed some small oddments of yarn, a hook, a set of nail clippers (I figured these would be safer than scissors around the boys) and a pattern for African Flowers in one of the lovely mesh…

Travelling with little ones: what to pack

When it came to packing for our trip to South Africa, I did a lot of research on Pinterest about packing light and what to pack for my two young boys (N is 3 and 4 months, and W is 20 months).  I found some great blogs and websites that helped a lot, but most…

Spring has sprung in Brum

When we got on the plane to Cape Town on Easter Monday, the UK was cold and grey, and the trees were still bare. Fast forward 3 weeks and spring has truly sprung! Our garden is truly beautiful this time of year. We have a huge tree that has white blossom, perfectly contrasted with the…

Back from our South African adventure

For those who don’t know, the reason for my silence over the last few weeks is because we have just got back from a fantastic holiday in South Africa. We had a lovely 2 and a bit weeks exploring Cape Town and the wider Western Cape, and celebrating the wedding of my beautiful best friend…