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It’s the small things

It’s the small things

The older I get the more I realise it is the small things that really make me happiest.   No longer is it the grand gestures or events that have taken months to organise.  Nope.   It is the little every day things that make my heart sing. This was really…
My favourite luxury Advent Calendars

My favourite luxury Advent Calendars

Technically I am not allowed to mention Christmas at home until after Ellie's birthday tomorrow, 16th November.   But this post is not being written at home, it is being written at my inlaw's house so I am not actually mentioning Christmas at home and therefore, well I think I get…
888,246

888,246

That is an awfully big number isn't it?  And if you know anything about what is going on in the world at the moment you will know the significance of it.   The number of lives lost in the First World War and therefore the number of poppies planted in…
So called plus sized models

So called plus sized models

This weekend there was a bit of a furore on social media about something that Elle US tweeted, in case you missed it:   Plus Size?!!!  What?  On what planet is Myla Dalbesio a plus size model?  You can see her ribs for crying out loud. Planet fashion industry, that's…
Barrow Brith

Barrow Brith

The Barrow family have a lot of love for Wales, and have endless happy memories of the place.   So when I decided I wanted to try out a recipe using tea as an ingredient Mr B said "why not make a Bara Brith".    Why not, indeed, especially when…
Mummy Barrow loves Halloween

Mummy Barrow loves Halloween

I didn't.   But there is no escaping it, Hallowe'en is now big business over here, certainly if this recent article in the Guardian is to be believed:  Happy Halloween for retailers It was all a bit too American for me and felt a bit like we were sending our…