Win a winter’s worth of logs worth £220 with Certainly Wood!
Oct18

Win a winter’s worth of logs worth £220 with Certainly Wood!

So – have you lit yours yet? I’ll admit it – we gave in to the temptation last weekend, and lit our woodburner for the first time since last winter. Naturally it wasn’t really cold enough outside, and within an hour we were opening all the windows and stripping off jumpers and socks in an effort to cool down again! But even so… nothing bits that crackling warmth, does it? But of course, that means the sad...

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Lunch with my girl #littleoneswholunch
Oct03

Lunch with my girl #littleoneswholunch

One of the best things about Home Educating is that the whole ‘Back To School’ furore rather passes us by. Our summer takes much longer to fade and we’re really only just starting to get into the swing of an Autumnal house. But whilst we don’t do school lunches anymore, we do still do lunch (obviously… we don’t starve them…), and one of the loveliest things about home ed is actually the time...

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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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5 Ravishing Skylights That You’ll Instantly Need In Your Home
Aug02

5 Ravishing Skylights That You’ll Instantly Need In Your Home

I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again (I do have a tendency to repeat myself, I know) – I flipping LOVE a skylight. When properly selected and installed, an energy-efficient roof window helps minimise your heating, cooling, and lighting costs. But let’s be real – that’s the boring grown-up bit.  Because a skylight provides extra lighting, more ventilation and often increased or...

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A letter for my children – I have a confession…
Jul26

A letter for my children – I have a confession…

Dearest No.1, Boy, Jolly & Bear. I have a confession to make. Yes, me, your super-cool amazing awesome mother. First up, I’m not sure I should be admitting this in public. But here goes: I love an inspirational quote. I do. And I’m not sorry. So there. (side note – any readers who follow me on Pinterest may have seen a sneaky little board sitting there quietly among the mugs and enamel kitchenware and housework...

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How to Clean your Washing Machine (plus Persil PowerGems #extraordinarypowers )
Jul20

How to Clean your Washing Machine (plus Persil PowerGems #extraordinarypowers )

Oh laundry. The perennial mountain in my life. We’re a family of six – you can just imagine, right? It’s frankly ridiculous – you empty every single laundry bin in the house, scoop up all the discarded towels, get them all washed and dried… and lo, the laundry bins have magically refilled while you weren’t looking. I have No Idea where they get it all from. So when Persil asked if I wanted to try...

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