soul food and sanity savers

Five books…to help your kids love words

I’m trying hard to be casually enthusiastic about numbers with H at the moment. I

soul food and sanity savers

My walls, my rules (+ art print GIVEAWAY!)

You will never find me on a home improvement blog. I have no colour sense,

soul food and sanity savers

Seven little things that have made my life better in 2016

  I’ve been spending my nights mostly not asleep this week. I’ve had a couple

soul food and sanity savers

Two time-stoppers

(i) I am walking to school. Pushing the pushchair with two hefty toddlers in it,

soul food and sanity savers

Something to bake: raspberry and hazelnut flapjack bars

I bake for lots of reasons. Because I need to bring refreshments somewhere. Because I

soul food and sanity savers

How to make someone feel better about anything (for Grandpa, 1928-2015)

It was..somewhere in 2007, or 2008? I was intensely vulnerable, cramped, unsettled, unhappy. Nowhere near

soul food and sanity savers

Why I won’t be wishing you the ‘best year ever’ in 2016

Happy new year! (Yes I know it’s too late to say that, but I’m still

soul food and sanity savers

2015, in bits and pieces

I had a professor once, at university, who sat us down at the beginning of



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