AW14 Clarks Picks

Shoes….who doesn’t love shoes!

If you’d have told me 5 years ago that my shoes this season would be AW14 Clarks picks I’d have laughed your socks off (gentle foot pun there for you all – you’re welcome).  Yet something has happened, somewhere between me having children and Orla Kiely collaborating with Clarks, the shoes got good!

Goodbye shapeless, clompy shoe school throwback…..hello beauties! Don’t take my word for it, you can see for yourself. Read More →

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Things to do in Bath as a family.

With half-term nearly upon us it’s that time where we all start thinking about ways to keep the children amused, while not making the bank manager sweat! Thanks to an unscrupulous client that has only paid me 50% of my final invoice, and a wonderful, yet costly, pre-school taking all my money, this half term is going to have to be a rather low key one.

Alongside our planned day trip to France (hellllo Christmas wine stockpile) and a visit to Bewilderwood for a swing in the trees, we have a little mini break to Bath in the pipeline too.

The best thing about a mini-break? The chance Read More →

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Sometimes I need to take a break from real work and spend time working on my imaginary life.

This ‘imaginary life’ is normally based around something I have been reading, eating or watching on TV.  Living in NYC, escaping to the country or island hopping in Greece with my beautiful family in tow; these have all been recent travelling daydreams of mine.

Traveling Daydreams

I love to explore. Whether that be here in the UK or around the world, life is too short to stay in one place. (As I type Carrie Bradshaw has just arrived in Paris and I’ve made a mental note to google Eurostar prices once I finish this post). I’m easily led and want to see as much of the world as possible, I want to experience as much as I can in this short little life we are given. Read More →

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Family Ticket For Wizards & Witches Week Marsh Farm

Running from 25th-31st October at Marsh Farm, Wizards & Witches Week Marsh Farm will have your little monsters entertained all day!

Wizards & Witches Week Marsh Farm

Join Cello the wizard as he searches the farm for missing potion ingredients for his trick or treat spell! Plus enjoy story-telling with Winifred the Witch and Pumpkin Carving (free pumpkin for each child) alongside other spooky Craft activities! Read More →

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Following the amazing coverage of Vogue fashion’s night out at Superdry International Regent St last month I have been lusting after most of the A/W14 range! Now I accept that some of the collection may be a little ‘young’ for me these days, but that doesn’t mean I can’t incorporate some of their pieces into my style.  Got to stay ‘down with the kids’ somehow haven’t I?

Superdry A/W14 Woman’s Coat Picks

I was generously offered my pick of the Superdry A/W14 collection to review, and jumped at the chance to get my hands on a new coat for the winter. They have a fab collection of coats for AW14…. Read More →

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The Big Feastival 2014

Another weekend, another festival.  Only this time, it was ALL about food. #winning

We were invited to spend the weekend at The Big Feastival 2014 with Wyld Wood Cider, and boy, what an amazing weekend we had!  Wyld Wood has been a firm favourite of ours ever since we were treated lots of the scrummy stuff on my birthday earlier this year, so when in the invite came along we jumped at the chance with two feet. Read More →

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Owl Cushion £5.99 each

I’m sold!

I was always dubious about Aldi. I don’t really know why, fear of the unknown I guess.

Food wise I still can’t comment – but I’m determined to switch to Aldi for all my November food shops to give it a fair go – however the homeware special buys have got me hooked.

I never knew of the amazing homeware they did. I was treated to a preview last week and it left me seriously impressed.

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Yesterday turned out to be one of those day.

It started with me being woken at 5.30am by a two year old who needed a poo and ended with me being pinned to the sofa by said two year old (in tears) all day.

There were tears in the playground when her big sister left, tears in the car because I didn’t need petrol (if only she knew the real tears are needed when having to pay for pertol) and tears at home because I gave her too much cheese.

She had ear ache, belly ache, finger ache and hair ache.  She wanted cheese and crackers, but then didnt eat them. She wanted to watch Peppa Pig but the wrong episode was on. She wanted a cuddle, but I was doing that wrong too. One of those days!

In fact, it’s shaping up to be one of those weeks. Read More →

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We love BeWILDerwood at Essex HQ.  Its about a 2 hour drive for us to get there, but it’s worth every ‘are we nearly there yet’ just to see the look on the girls faces as we arrive. We cannot wait for the all the BeWILDerwood October Half Term fun that is coming up.

Climb, run, jump, slide, swing and sail the day away at this magical land built within the trees.  Our BeWILDerwood highlights are always The Broken Bridge, the zip lines and the slides (the biggest one scares the life out of me but its such a rush on the way down!).  Read More →

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Mothercare AW14 Picks

It’s that time of year where we are all thinking about our winter wardrobes – and the little people in our lives are no exception.

S appears to have spent most of the summer growing. So with the new season’s weather around the corner, now seamed a good a time as any to head out and get her a new haul of clothes. Something strange happens though in most shops when you start buying 6-7 clothes. I’m not sure if I’m just a little old fashioned, but the stores suddenly think I want to dress my daughter in ‘teenager’ clothes. (Think 100% babe, too much glitter and an unhealthily amout of animal print). No thank you.

Mothercare AW14 Girls Fashion Picks

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