A Lawrence Halloween

Our first spooky season with our little one, Halloween and Autumn are my favourite and so I was really excited to introduce Finn to all of the festivities! We’ve got a way to go before scary movies, trick or treating and parties become a thing so we decided to celebrate our own way this year….

Picking Pumpkins

Pumpkin Picking, a family tradition we’ve had in place since before we ‘became a family’ or rather I should say ‘family of 3’. Every year we have made a tradition of going and picking our own pumpkins during the autumn time and this time around it was even more special to share it with our…

Autumn Updates

Autumn for a long time, has been one of my very favourite seasons, it has however also been a season of grieving for the past few years. Our family lost a matriarch and dearly loved member several years ago during October time and so during this time of year that was once a much loved…

Autumn time at the Pumpkin Patch

It’s that time of year again, my very favourite time – Autumn (although this past Summer did win me over slightly). But there is just that certain charm about Autumn that is unforgettable to me; crisp mornings, blue skies, colourful leaves, cold weather, warm jumpers and hot drinks, pumpkin picking, sweet treats and fireworks…I can’t…

Bank Holiday BBQ

It’s a new week and for the first time in a long time I feel refreshed and ready. This bank holiday weekend and the surplus of sun we have been treated with has gotten me feeling in the best way I have in a long time! It’s amazing what a bit of Vitamin D can…

Gluten Free Victoria Sponge

For this past weekends family catch up with the in-laws we decided to bake a gluten free version of the classic Victoria Sponge (Victoria sandwich cake). It turned out to be a massive hit with all the men too which isn’t always an easy feat, so we are definitely going to be re-using this recipe…

Gluten Free Bakewell Slices

Today has been wonderful, I’ve been tucked up at home with my wonderful mother in law, bonding over a love of baking. I am so over the moon that I have married into a family that appreciates good food with another woman who likes to cook and create in the same way I do! I’ve…

DIY Distractions

Given the fact that I am struggling mentally right now (see: Currently under construction) I always find that having a project on the go can act as a good distraction, as alone time can sometimes make it a lot harder to not slip into those negative thought patterns. Also as a proud introvert there is…

Getting into the festive spirit

Quickly we are fast approaching Christmas and the end of work before we break up for the holiday period, it’s safe to say I’m running nearly on empty at the moment. Every year in my work place during this time there is event after event taking place, which takes months of intense preparation and execution…

Our first snow day as Mr and Mrs

The last week or so has been fairly eventful in our neck of the woods! Not only have we had the pleasure, yes I say pleasure as I am one of those annoying breeds who still loves to see snow at Christmas time (the child in me refuses to let that one go); and the…