A 1940’s adventure in Brum!

Luckily it didn’t rain today, so I hopped onto livebrum.co.uk to see what local events were happening this weekend, and lo and behold, I came across a 1940s weekend event in Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens  After a 15 minute drive, we were transported back to a bygone era with beautiful stalls selling vintage clothes, books…

Murphy the Greyhound

A few months ago, my husband and I received some amazing news that we didn’t anticipate in our wildest dreams. Our landlord said yes to us having a dog in the apartment that we rent. We soon found ourselves at our local Greyhound Trust (Hall Green) adopting Murphy. He is an incredibly calming dog to…

Mixie and Bowie – the amazing guinea pigs

I want to dedicate this very short blog post to two amazing guinea pigs – Mixie and Bowie, that have both sadly passed away. Bowie – the piggie with the blonde tuft in the pic below, went to rainbow bridge 5 weeks ago, and Mixie – the black and white piggie, passed away last August….

A hygge kinda Sunday…nature & cake!!

There’s nothing quite like breathtaking Wintry/Autumnal park walks and baking on a Sunday to bring in the new year. A few weeks ago – me, mum and hubby went for a walk around Sutton Park and took some mighty good pictures if I say so myself! You can’t beat crisp, golden walks in the park….actually…

10 Simple Ways to get Hygge!

I’m a tad fascinated with all things hygge related since I’ve recently read ‘The Cosy Life’ by Pia Edberg. Hygge, pronounced HOO-GA, is a Danish concept and it doesn’t have a literal translation, but the closest word to describe what it means would be ‘coziness.’ I like to think that you can personalise the concept…

Tag your Bag – Part 2

The decluttering continues and this weekend I got hubby on board too by asking him to  bag up and tag up the clothes he hasn’t worn in an age and unlikely to wear again. Half an  hour later, we had 7 tagged bags near the door, ready to be taken to our local Oxfam shop. And…

#BACKTOBACKS Birmingham Adventures – Part 1

There’s so much to explore in good old Brum, but it’s easy to get stuck in a set routine and visit the same old places at the weekend; this is exactly what me and Matt have been doing for the last 7 months – way too long!!  So we’ve decided that we’ll both each plan…