Dust If You Must – a poem by Rose Milligan

Dust If You Must – a poem by Rose Milligan

As anyone who knows me knows, I am not the world’s most house-proud person. You see, I live in the country. I have horses and dogs and the house is built in the middle of an old wood. There are always dog hairs and leaves on the floors and horse rugs and muddy wellie boots … Read More

A Quick Autumn Catch Up

A Quick Autumn Catch Up

Hello, hello! And a Happy Autumn to you all! Do you ever find that, although you really want to do something, something always seems to hold you back? You keep telling yourself you’re going to do it but you never actually get round to it. Or you find all sorts of excuses not to do … Read More

Why I Won’t be Setting Any Personal Goals This Year

Why I Won’t be Setting Any Personal Goals This Year

I can’t believe that we’re already one week into¬†2017 and I’m only just getting round to writing my first blog post of the year. So far this year everyone at Cupcake Cottage has been struck down with a flu-type virus and my mum-in-law ended up in hospital – TWICE! I couldn’t make it up!! Things … Read More

To Hygge or Not To Hygge

To Hygge or Not To Hygge

So, over the last few months I’ve noticed an increasing amount of discussion around this thing called Hygge (pronounced¬†Hoo-guh). It comes from Denmark, it’s been around since the 1800s and, apparently, it’s why the Danes are amongst the happiest people in the world. So, what is it, I hear you ask. Well, it’s a philosophy … Read More

Goodbye, September. Hello, October!

Goodbye, September. Hello, October!

So, another month has flown past and I truly have no idea where the time has gone. One minute it’s September and I’m rejoicing the fact that Autumn has finally arrived; the next minute it’s October and I am struggling to remember what happened in September. I do love October though. Once October arrives it … Read More

New Month, New Opportunities!

New Month, New Opportunities!

So, August has arrived albeit with more of a quiet fizzle than a bang, but it means we’re now well over halfway through 2016! Can you believe it?? I don’t know about anyone else but I find that quite scary because I really don’t know where the first seven months of the year have gone. … Read More