Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream. EVERY house needs it.
Sep13

Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream. EVERY house needs it.

Honestly – I’m a bit of a bore on this. Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream is one of my top ‘new baby’ gifts; this little blue pot is an essential in any house.  Most Mum’s prefer anything that goes near their babies to be as additive-free as possible. So it’s no surprise that we love the Neal’s Yard range either! Natural products, beautifully packaged… of course we love them. But...

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Spotted! Origami Green Dinosaur Lamp!
May23

Spotted! Origami Green Dinosaur Lamp!

We’re always on the hunt for quirky kids bedroom lighting – and I’ve rather fallen for this fabulous dinosaur lamp!   Is it a brachiosaur? Or is it a diplodocus? Tricky to tell. Either way it’s peppermint green, and utterly charming. I’d rather like him plodding gently around my room at night. He stands 22cm tall,  and is made not from paper at all, but from a tough polyresin which is much sturdier under...

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Spotted! Just look at this fabulous ‘Enjoy The Little Things’ Bedding
Aug11

Spotted! Just look at this fabulous ‘Enjoy The Little Things’ Bedding

We have been big fans of Vertbaudet’s bedding for years – they always feature cool, funky kids prints in strong colours with not a branded TV character in sight. The quality is excellent (my 10yr old is still using the duvet cover Vertbaudet sent her when she moved into a ‘big bed’. And still loving it, too. So if I’m ever on the lookout for new kids bedding, I’m happy to tell everyone that...

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Spotted! Oh, How I Want This Brambly Hedge Armchair
Apr20

Spotted! Oh, How I Want This Brambly Hedge Armchair

When I was growing up, Brambly Hedge was a cherished source of joy and comfort. I have loved the stories ever since (and am only sorry I utterly failed to persuade my boys of their special charm), and will occasionally on a wet afternoon pull a copy off the shelf to flick through and reacquaint myself with the perfect illustrations, the mice and their Summer adventures or Poppy’s babies. Such perfect cosy domesticity –...

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Brilliant Kids Room Storage Ideas spotted on Vertbaudet
Jan19

Brilliant Kids Room Storage Ideas spotted on Vertbaudet

Loving this simple storage idea I saw on Vertbaudet – you buy the shelves (in either taupe or white, so neutral and easy to fit into any room), and then pick the storage boxes to fit on them. Brilliant! I know – they’re plain, simple and a little bland. But they’re perfect when you can pick and choose your boxes to go on them from this bright and gorgeously styled range… As well as the funky range of...

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5 Secrets to a Tidy kids bedrooms. No, really!
Jan13

5 Secrets to a Tidy kids bedrooms. No, really!

In my lo-o-o-ong years as a parent, a few sadly reliable facts have come to pass into my understanding. A child’s enjoyment in a meal is inversely proportional to the amount of time you spent preparing it (ready in 15 minutes? They’ll love it). When they go quiet is when there’s trouble brewing. Standing on a lego brick is the most excruciating pain you will experience. Kneeling on one is even worse. Cup colour...

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