5 happy happenings #4

Last weekend Mr Mouse and I has an impromptu trip to Edinburgh for the night, and it was just what we needed. The weather was amazing, the hotel was great, and the city was its usual gorgeous self. I can’t wait to go back. Here are the five best bits of the last couple of […]

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5 happy happenings #3

1. A gloriously sunny four-day weekend with nothing to do but sit in the garden and read (and eat chocolate). 2. Discovering Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk – the ‘no added sugar’ is a tad misleading (date syrup counts as sugar in my book) but it’s bloody delicious. 3. Vases of daffodils all over the house. […]

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5 happy happenings #2

1. Afternoon tea at Six at the Baltic with Mr Mouse. 2. A super busy and frustrating time at work coming a (relatively) satisfying end. 3. Baking the best cake I’ve ever caked (double chocolate banana bread with rum-soaked dates and pecans, adapted from this joyous recipe). 4. Finally feeling as if I’ve shaken the […]

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5 happy happenings #1

Inspired by many other bloggers, I’ve going to try and post 5 things that have made me happy each week. At the beginning of the year I decided to try to be less negative and part of this is noticing the little things that make the day brighter, even when everything else is stressful. I’ll do […]

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Introducing Marple the cat

This is Marple, the newest and furriest member of our family. Named after one of my favourite literary characters, she’s 4 years old, rather pretty, and alternately very grumpy and very purry. She’s only been with us for a week so far so she isn’t allowed outside yet but judging by the intensity with which […]

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