15 things to buy this early autumn

15 things to buy this early autumn

Apparently it’s still two and a half weeks until autumn but, sitting here in a jumper and listening to the rain outside, it feels as if we’re very definitely there already. It’s such a cliché to say that autumn is your favourite season but it really has always been mine – my birthday is in […]

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Five happy happenings #24

Well, it’s been a hot minute little while since I wrote one of these posts. It’s not because everything has been miserable (and even if it has been, it couldn’t possibly have been as bad as the weather – where the hell has summer gone?), I promise, but I have been both busy and a […]

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5 happy happenings, #23

Five Happy happenings 23

It’s been a busy few weeks in the Mouse House as I got a new job in Edinburgh and had four weeks to find somewhere to live, hand over my old job, and prepare to move to a different city (and country). It’s now Sunday afternoon, Mr Mouse has just gone back to Durham for […]

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Five happy happenings #22

Five Happy Happenings #22

It’s 10pm and I’m curled up on the sofa with wine, clutching my hot water bottle like Kate Winslet clung to that sea-tossed door. I know how to rock a Saturday. Here are five happy things from the past couple of weeks, before Feminax and blankets became necessary: It was our first wedding anniversary last week. […]

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Etsy prints #3 – Naps

  We’ve had lipstick and coffee so I thought the third instalment of my Etsy series should be about another integral part of my life: naps. I bloody love a good nap; it might be because I don’t sleep very well at night, kept awake by a whirring brain, but I’m always able to drop off […]

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Five happy happenings #20

Soooo, it’s been a while since one of these happy posts. My bad. In my defence, work has been super busy and both Mr Mouse and I have succumbed to a couple of particularly rubbish bugs which have left us fairly drained. Still, it’s October (my favourite month, like about 92% of all bloggers), the […]

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5 happy happenings #18

It seems a very odd time to be posting about happy things because it feels as if the world is rapidly going mad. We haven’t had a day recently without hearing about horrendous things happening somewhere – it’s such a traumatic time for so many people, in so many countries, that writing about how the […]

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A few of my favourite bloggers

I think that the vast majority of bloggers enjoy reading other blogs – sometimes hundreds of them – but it can be hard to find new ones if you’re not around for Twitter chats etc. I find myself occasionally getting stuck in a blog rut so I always welcome recs. of new things to read […]

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Five happy happenings #17

Ah, I love a three day working week. As I mentioned here, I spent a couple of days in Glasgow last weekend and it was great to explore somewhere different without any real plans or timetable. I also took the Tuesday after the bank holiday off so didn’t go into the office until Wednesday, which […]

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June shopping list

Did May feel like a particularly long month to anyone else? And by long, I mean that it felt as if we hadn’t been paid for about 78 days by the time payday rolled around. I’m trying to cut down on unnecessary purchases this summer, partly to save for our honeymoon (how long after the wedding does […]

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