As the festive season approaches, I am frantically trying to put together lists, sort out the house and, generally just thinking about what gifts to get for those we love. From bits for the kids, to something for Nath (not to mention our siblings and families), there is always so much to think about at this time of year – but I love it too. The number of presents to buy… View Post

Last night Mr Smith and I enjoyed a lovely evening at the cinema to celebrate together for my birthday. I love going to the cinema and I love having date nights out. Obviously now we have 3 kids in the mix, this isn’t such an easy thing for us to be able to do but thankfully last night it happened. On Thursday I turned 34 (ouch!) and when he asked… View Post

Now that the shops are filling up with festive things, and coffee shops have their festive cups and flavours on the go, I think it’s probably  just about safe to starting mentioning Christmas over here too! Recently we have been having the discussion of how we want to approach gifts with the kids this year and what our budget will be. We have talked about how we will continue to… View Post

I have spent most of this morning wandering around the house and singing at the kids in my best operatic voice (they obviously loved it). I was so touched and moved last night by the iconic story of Evita, that it has left me wanting to sing from the rooftops (or at least across the Village green), and wondering what happened to Eva Perón and Argentina following her seemingly premature… View Post