“What’s a nectar list”, I hear you ask? Well, it’s like a bucket list, in reverse. Not a list of things you want to do, but a list of things you have done that have added happiness, soul, purpose …. life to your life. I didn’t make it up,[…]

It’s twelve years since I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and had to start navigating the murky waters of gluten free shopping and eating.  In that time, gluten free provision and recipes have improved massively. It’s not nearly as hard to find gluten free options if you eat[…]

It’s now nine days since our girls left their overcrowded barn and came to live with us. We’ve all been amazed by the difference in them in that short time. Their feathers, stuck out at odd angles and rough to the touch a week ago, now lay flat[…]

We have recently decorated our living room, which was well overdue. After a few weeks of frenetic activity, we were almost there. I’d painted the living room, chosen and ordered the new carpet and had it fitted, the new blinds too, the new sofa and chair eventually delivered. We had[…]

“If you keep picking at that scab on your heart, it won’t heal.” ― Antonia Perdu It’s the perceived wisdom that you should leave a wound alone to let it heal – both physical and emotional. I’ve never been very good at that if I’m honest. I pick[…]

Can I just check, we are in the 21st century, aren’t we? We haven’t been transported back to a time when women were regarded as property? I only ask because a casual glance around the place might lead you to suspect we had. Everywhere you look, women are being[…]