Blogging, Life and Social Media: Showing Up or Showing Off?

Recently, I listened to a podcast conversation on the subject of sharing photos on social media, and whether the habit of uploading life to the internet actually constitutes ‘showing off’ under a thinly veiled disguise. Conversations like these always make me think about what I’m doing with my blog, my social media and life generally.…

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Islander, A Shopping Trip, Parkrun and Autumn Everything – September’s Little Loves

It seems like forever since I shared my last little loves update on here. September was such a busy month, with lots of Autumnal adventure, and also plenty going on at home. I’ve been beavering away on the second draft of my novel and trying to stick to my weekday target of 500 words daily. Over…

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Pretty Bunting, Drama, and the Tiger Who Went to Tea at Lyth Arts Centre

This weekend, Lyth Arts Centre here in Caithness held their very first family arts festival, and for two days, Scotland’s most northerly arts centre hosted a jam-packed programme of family fun. From an interactive outdoor performance to face painting, crafts and puppet theatre in a caravan, the event promised something for everyone. So when Charlotte from the…

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Life Within Four Corners – January 2018

Welcome to the first 2018 instalment of ‘Life Within Four Corners’, where I share some of my favourite photos, and the stories that went along with them, from the preceding month. You can find out all about Life Within Four Corners here, and I’d love it if you joined in by sharing some of your favourite monthly…

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Life Within Four Corners – My Favourite Photos of 2017

Earlier this year, I started a monthly blog series called Life Within Four Corners –  somewhere I could share my favourite photos and the stories that went along with them from the preceding month.  Over time it’s become a virtual photo album and a place to store my monthly highlights. So to finish off the…

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The Keeper of Lost Things, Halloween Preparations and Birthday Gifts – #LittleLoves

It’s been another busy week here in wellies (is there any other kind?) and I’m pulling this Little Loves round up together between walking the dog, helping out at a school trip, doing end-of-month admin, and making a flying visit to the supermarket for pumpkins. We’re expecting a few guisers (what we call Halloween visitors…

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Life Within Four Corners – September 2017

Welcome to the September edition of Life Within Four Corners, where I share some of my favourite photos, and the stories that went along with them, from the previous month. True to form, I’m running late again, and I do have to question my judgement for deciding to run regular posts during invariably busy spells! So although we’re already…

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Free From Cooking, Victoria, Cosy Jumpers and Family Knits #LittleLoves

I loved joining in with my first ever #LittleLoves last week, but I can’t believe it’s already been a week since I wrote my inaugural post! The last week has been a strange one here, with everyone in the family (except me and the dog) falling victim to the latest round of bugs. Routine has…

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The 2017 Feed With Confidence Awards from Lansinoh

My kids may be getting a bit bigger these days, but I still have vivid memories of the many hours spent breastfeeding them when they were babies. The smell of their skin, their little fingers wrapped around my own – and easily getting through a whole episode of Desperate Housewives in the space of just one newborn feed.…

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Dr Foster, The Power, Sauerkraut and Getting Arty #LittleLoves

I’ve been enjoying other bloggers’ weekly #LittleLoves for a while now – the linky from Morgana at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat with a round up of the things you’ve liked and loved in the categories of read, watched, heard, wore and made within the week. My own natural nosiness curiosity about people means I love finding out all about what other bloggers are…

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