5 easy ways to make your home and life a little more autumnal

5 easy ways to make your home and life a little more autumnal

Light an autumn scented candle. I find that with the shorter days and darker evenings, something as simple as lighting a candle can add instant cosiness to any room. Just make sure the candles you choose are made from non-toxic wax such as beeswax, coconut or soy wax. Standard wax candles can release harmful toxins [...]

The first days of autumn

The first days of autumn

What does autumn mean to you? To some, I suppose, it means the end of something warm and happy. Perhaps the end of summer holidays or the end of shorts weather. It might make you think of the autumn of one's life, impending finality or even slight regret. I have never looked at autumn this [...]

The Chase Market, Wimbledon

The Chase Market, Wimbledon

A brand new weekly farmers' market has opened in Wimbledon and my family couldn't be more excited! Starting today the market will be on every Sunday from 10am-3pm and features loads of fresh produce, baked good, flowers, books, jewellery, food stalls and more! We arrived around 12.30 and the market was in full swing! There was [...]

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake

September is the beginning of pumpkin (and Great British Bakeoff!) season and what better way to start feeling all warm and cosy than with my Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake and a cup of tea! Ingredients •3 eggs, lightly beaten • 125g dark brown sugar • 225g sifted self raising flour • 75g olive oil •1tsp [...]

Sepsis: Hugo’s story WARNING: Contains a graphic account of our experience with sepsis and may be triggering for some readers.

Sepsis: Hugo’s story                                 WARNING: Contains a graphic account of our experience with sepsis and may be triggering for some readers.

This little face is the face of a sepsis survivor. This photo was taken of my son, Hugo, at nine months old, the day following one of the scariest 24 hours of my life. Although, if it hadn't been for the cannula still in his arm, you would have never been able to tell, I had almost [...]

A tale of two births: Isla’s story

A tale of two births: Isla’s story

My pregnancy with Isla was quite unremarkable really. I had a touch of morning sickness at the beginning but nothing out of the ordinary, which was such a relief after being so incredibly nauseous for the first 16 weeks with Hugo. The second trimester was absolutely fine and virtually flew by while I continued to [...]