Old Style Budgeting

Like many, I have soft spot for the old ways of doing things. It is a luxury of our modern lives that we can speculate about how much simpler life was when our Grandparents were starting out as young married couples. Budgeting was a necessity then, as the pay check had to last the family […]

The Woman’s Hour Power List – did you know who any of them were?

Tuesday saw the publication of the Top 100 featuring the most influential and powerful women in our country today http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb/features/power-list-100 Awesome to see, but it raised as many questions as it answered for me. Firstly, I am wrong to be slightly disappointed that I didn’t see my own name? In my head, I think these […]

The World needs more Love Letters

I came across this website http://www.moreloveletters.com/ and was instantly struck by the simplicity and beauty of its premise. They write and mail (yes good old fashioned snail mail) love letters to strangers all over the world. They encourage random love letters as well as allowing people to request a letter for someone in need. They […]

Bright as a button

I love the saying ‘bright as a button’. I also love a button. There is so much choice in colour, texture and size. They also seem to symbolise homemade items and hark back to a time when clothing was much more of a considered purchase. So for me, buttons and clothing are inextricably linked in […]