Favourite Things – March 2015

March Favourites 2015

How can it be the end of March already? It only feels like a few days ago that I was doing the end of February round up, and here I am writing March’s post!

You know the format – this is a quick round up of some of my favourite things from the last month. As usual, it’s another mixed bag with a bit of all sorts in there today!

Let’s start with the beauty stuff first, and then move on to everything else. [Read more…]


2015 Reading List – March Update

March Reading List updateSo here we are, a quarter of the way through 2015 and I am over a quarter of a way through my 2015 Reading List challenge.

I have read 5 books this month, which takes me up to 13 completed books so far this year (plus that Jane Austen book which still sits unfinished on my Kindle…). I’ve picked out another varied selection of books this month, and luckily this month I have enjoyed them all. [Read more…]


5 tips for watching a Live Tennis Match

A live tennis match at WimbledonWatching live tennis is a very different experience to watching the game on TV. It’s not just that you can’t get up for a drink in the middle of a game, or that shouting ‘out!’ in the middle of a rally is frowned upon (although both of those are true!).

It doesn’t matter whether you are watching Federer at Wimbledon, Sharapova at Edgbaston or Halys at a Futures tournament in Shrewsbury. If you or your child are learning to play tennis, there is a lot to be learned by watching the game live. [Read more…]


Don’t forget to put your clocks forward…

Clocks go forward this weekend

Yes, it’s that time of year again. This Sunday, people all over the UK will wake up and not be completely sure what time it is.

The clocks go forward at 2am, and we’ll all be wondering “If my phone says 8am, is that 8am old time or new time?”

I’ll be getting up early anyway to take Lyle training, so I’m really not looking forward to losing another precious hour of shut-eye. The rest of the family will have to decide whether they are going to lose an hour of sleep or just get up an hour ‘later’.

But look on the positive side – just think of all the gorgeous sunny British Summer mornings we have to look forward to…

Don’t forget – UK clocks go forward one hour this Sunday (29th March)