bluebell & bumpkin

the little c.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The little c is not the big c, but it is still a c, and take it from me, at the age of twenty-nine, I never thought I would be hearing I had any kind of c, regardless of whether it was big or small, high-grade or low-grade.

What is c? It is, of course, cancer.

The one word guaranteed to make you stop in your tracks, take a deep breath and really wonder whether you are even having this conversation.

lately :: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Well hello old friend, sorry it's been a while. I would like to say that I have been on the adventure of the lifetime, and have had little or no time for this old blog, but sadly, that's not the case.

Dan and I decided at the weekend that 2016 so far, has not been overly wonderful, and actually, there are times when I would like to get in a time machine and go back to 2015.

eight things that happen after you get married

Thursday, 11 February 2016


Just over four months ago, Dan and I tied the knot. Now, I am not entirely sure that four months of married life gives me the authority to talk about exactly that, married life, but guess what, I am going to anyway. Brace yourself.

1 :: Every single time you say "my husband", you silently cringe, giggle or both. Are you quite sure I am old enough for that?

good things :: the wednesday edition #015

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Another week, another Wednesday, and another batch of good things. If you follow me on Twitter, or even read this little old post (some of you crazy cats might even do both), you will know how excited I was for pancake day, and in case you were worried, it lived up to every expectation - yes, even with the fire alarm going off every five minutes and terrifying a sleeping puppy, but I suspect that is all part of the fun.

Shockingly however, there is apparently more to life than pancakes, so without any further ado, here are a few of the other simple pleasures which make the everyday good.

pancakes and broken hearts.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Fun fact. I read a newspaper this morning. Well, that is not strictly true. "I read a newspaper over the shoulder of my fellow commuter" would be a far more accurate way of describing what really happened, and even then, I only looked at the pictures. What my short lived career in newspaper espionage taught me however, was that not only is it Pancakes Day today (as if I needed reminding), but it is also Valentine's Day. The reason I know this? There were some rather glitzy engagement rings plastered all over the back page. Oh, and away from the Great British media, bunches of overpriced roses already wilting in the supermarket.