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Create a personalized Santa Gift Sack (like the ones you see on Etsy) On A Budget.

Easy craft tutorials are my jam Full disclosure I SUCK at sewing and anything to do with textiles. I honestly CANNOT cut a straight line (it bodes well for rustic look crafts but not for things that I would actually want to see the light of day). I'm sure there are hacks and tips on… Continue reading Create a personalized Santa Gift Sack (like the ones you see on Etsy) On A Budget.

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mum life · parenting · Tips and advice

Mummy needs 5 minutes. Why it’s OK to take time to yourself without Mom guilt and why I can’t stand posts about enjoying every moment.

I hear "MUMMMMMYY" echoing through the house just as I sit down to spend a quiet few minutes checking the backlog of messages from my friends back home (my lifeline to my old life in the UK). I do the best I can to plaster on my mum smile, leave what I was doing and… Continue reading Mummy needs 5 minutes. Why it’s OK to take time to yourself without Mom guilt and why I can’t stand posts about enjoying every moment.

farm life · Money · Tips and advice

So you want to be a farmer? Things you really need to know from a farmer’s wife before moving to the country.

The sun rising above a dew covered field, the sound of cows mooing and roosters crowing, your children sitting around a scrubbed pine table. Sounds idyllic doesn't it? This is the image most people have in their mind when they think of the farmer's life. In reality it isn't all fresh eggs and tractor rides… Continue reading So you want to be a farmer? Things you really need to know from a farmer’s wife before moving to the country.

Expat life

Top 5 things that only a British Expat misses at Christmas

Does the sound of Noddy Holder yelling "It's CHRRRIIIISTMAAASSSS" ring in your ears every time you think of the festive season? Do coloured Christmas lights and tinsel (the proper kind, not that lamenta shite. If you know what lamenta is extra points) adorn your tree? Are your cupboards stocked with minced pies? Is Christmas Eve… Continue reading Top 5 things that only a British Expat misses at Christmas

Expat life

Giving up everything for love. The truth about becoming an expat wife and mother.

She's crying in the British food aisle again A few days ago I found myself staring wistfully at a jar of pickled onions on the shelf at my local supermarket grocery store. I had an ache inside me that I hadn't really felt for a long time. It was back again, homesickness. It all sounds a… Continue reading Giving up everything for love. The truth about becoming an expat wife and mother.

farm life

Surviving as a harvest widow. How to deal with life when you’re a farm wife.

Now before I start this post let me say that I know that I signed up for this lifestyle and everything it entailed. Yet, that does not make it easier when the long days of harvest set in during the early autumn and I slowly, but surely, lose my marbles only to regain them again… Continue reading Surviving as a harvest widow. How to deal with life when you’re a farm wife.