Holidays are comin’ and happenings are happenin’


Cagney and Lacey is on the box. The tree lights are twinkling away in the corner. And we’re off to lovely Truro tonight to do a spot of Christmas shopping (can you spell disorganised?). These are the moments when you realise things ain’t all that bad. Okay, so I haven’t done an outfit post in an age and my blogging prowess is no longer a priority but I’m here to tell you – it’s all good! In fact, it’s better than good. I want to be able to drop in like this on a weekly basis and babble on about what’s happening in my part of the world… something most people call ‘finding a balance’ and something I have always struggled with.


Work, play and all that good stuff in between can mean ones (my) life flies past without one (me) being able to actually appreciate it. Sure, we have to earn a crust and do the housework (does the laundry pile ever get any smaller?) but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good time along the way? I am all about the good times and if you carefully dissect the last rambling paragraph and a bit you’ll know that what I’m trying to say is… I want all the good times, all the time. Unrealistic? Absolutely. Does that mean I’m going to stop striving for a better work/life balance that involves less stress and lots of smiles? Hell no! In fact, and between you and me, I’m closer than ever to that dream.



Maybe now then would be a good time to let you in on a little secret. Over the last few months plans having been forming (and are slowly coming to fruition) regarding a forthcoming cookbook, which will be due out next summer. Yes, really. Now, even as I typed that I still almost didn’t believe it and I can’t help but think it’s not some horrible joke with the punchline not far off. Regardless, I’m simply reveling in the fact that a publisher wants my recipes and that is enough to fill my heart with joy – the icing on the cake will be if it actually becomes a success and I’m not even entertaining what the cherry might be until the thing is released (August 2014, put it in your diary now!). For once I’m adhering to my own advice and enjoying the moment without a thought for the future. Kinda. Well, old habits die hard and all that. Oh, and here’s an outfit post, just for Wintery, earmuff-clad good measure.


what i’m wearing… top, coat, jeans and socks/h&m… shoes/marks&spencer… everything else/vintage


3 responses to “Holidays are comin’ and happenings are happenin’”

  1. Elisa says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on that cookbook of yours, I have so immensely enjoyed trying out your recipes and my husband is a big fan as well (vegan Thanksgiving dishes in particular!).

    I love browsing recipes online, but it is more convenient to refer to a cookbook sometimes, so again, very excited to hear more about it!

    Elisa xx

  2. Cat says:

    Wow, CONGRATULATIONS! That is fantastic, incredible news – I look forward to reading it!!

  3. Jane Gregory says:

    What fab news and so deserved! Can’t wait to get my hands on that book. Loving your blog, too x

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