Christmas Traditions: Stir-up Sunday

Christmas Traditions: Stir-up Sunday

Stir-up Sunday is just a few days away and, for many people, the ceremony of stirring mincemeat and puddings or making the Christmas cake on the Sunday before Advent marks the start of the Christmas preparations.  As with everything we do over the next few weeks,...
Ready, steady, bake!

Ready, steady, bake!

As the Great British Bake Off draws to a gripping close, many of us will be inspired to rush in to the kitchen, grab an apron and rolling pin, and recreate our favourite recipes.  Baking has enjoyed an increase in popularity recently, perhaps in part due to Bake Off,...
Timeless Summer Memories

Timeless Summer Memories

Timeless Summer Memories The school holidays can be an ideal time to start creating memories that you – and your children – will treasure for years to come.  Whether it’s a beautiful summer’s day, a wet wash out in August, or you just want to...
The Start of Summer

The Start of Summer

The arrival of Wimbledon always marks start of summer for me; it’s not just the tennis but it’s also the time that I notice all those ‘Pick Your Own’ signs popping up in the countryside, advertising the start of the fruit season.  In fact, we...
What is Motherhood?

What is Motherhood?

What is Motherhood? Motherhood often starts with a dream, one full of hope and anticipation.  It’s the start of a lifelong bond, a love like no other for someone that you’ve yet to meet.  It’s more than a role, it’s a purpose: it defines some...