Pregnancy and the Wedding Dress – Gilly Woo Couture 

My wedding dress was not something I had ever given much thought to. I think i’d always imagined running off and getting married on a beach so looking at styles for a proper dress was daunting. I had no doubts on where to go to get my dress made. Gill Cockwell, who runs Gilly Woo,…

A Somerset Girl Becomes Mrs – Our Wedding 

It’s been a year since our wedding, and it was a truly glorious day! We got engaged in January last year and neither of us wanted to wait over a year to get married, so picked 26th September as the latest Saturday that might offer up some late Summer weather – so nine months to…

Sunny Somerset – Snoozing, Swimming and Snuggles

I’m a Somerset girl at heart. We had a lovely time recently in Somerset enjoying the sunshine and my mother’s delicious cooking. The first morning Luther woke early and I carried him over to the bedroom window to look at the ducks on the pond, only to see a kingfisher sitting looking at the water….

Eperfa Wooden Toys from Hungary

I have aspirations for Luther, and one of them is for him to appreciate the natural world. I’d like him to enjoy our countryside, and to know the names of animals, birds and plants. With this in mind, I love these wooden toys from Eperfa. Handmade in Hungary they capture part of my own childhood…

Baptising Our Baby – Somerset Style

We were blessed with glorious weather last weekend, which was extra special because we were in Somerset for Luther’s Christening. Family and friends descended, and the weekend was filled with rounders on the lawn, scones, and fizz (sparkling elderflower for me!) My mum had cooked a gammon and an astonishingly huge variety of puddings. Luther’s…