Monthly Archives: August 2017

Our two week holiday at child friendly gites in France

Earlier this month we returned from a fortnight’s holiday at La Grange Du Moulin in Charente Maritime in France. As regular readers will know in previous summers we have holidayed on boats in France with my family, but this year my sister decided they wanted to do something different and so we were left with…

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What I sewed for the kids to wear on holiday

I’ve recently returned to sewing clothes after quite a long hiatus. Except for one pattern (which you’ll see in a minute) I’ve never felt entirely satisfied with the clothes I’ve made and so I’ve tended to avoid clothes and concentrate on other things. However when I buy handmade, the items are always beautifully finished, so…

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Home Life Project – August

If ever there was a Home Life Project post that nearly didn’t happen it was this one! We arrived home from two weeks holiday on Saturday night and thanks to delays at passport control at the ferry terminal, got home far later than we were anticipating, finally putting the kids to bed at 11:30pm. Making…

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Homelife Project – August weekend

Hello all! No creative challenge this month, but just a little reminder that Home Life Project weekend is this weekend. I am currently enjoying the penultimate day of our French holiday (which believe me is an odd thing to be writing when you haven’t yet left for it) returning home tomorrow night, ready to photograph…

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Pirate philanthropy and skill swapping

Pirates are not usually thought of as the most giving of characters, but bucking that trend last month I was involved in a skill swap with an old friend of mine who is also an author and storyteller. She laid on a complimentary pirate storytelling and treasure hunt at our house for Alice, Theo and…

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