6 Things This Woman Craves From Her Bathroom #DreamBathroom
Jun12

6 Things This Woman Craves From Her Bathroom #DreamBathroom

Our house is a 1920’s semi, which was decorated in a very neat and very uninspired late 80’s fashion when we moved in 25yrs ago – woodchip on the ceilings, plain and painted textured wallpaper all round, clean & tidy old-lady carpets. We gradually decorated our way around the house, but the one room we didn’t touch at all was the bathroom. We had a perfectly serviceable suite in dull dove grey, there was a striped dove grey...

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This is The Only Torch You’ll Need, Actually | Coleman Divide+350 Review
May18

This is The Only Torch You’ll Need, Actually | Coleman Divide+350 Review

I know, I know – what am I actually writing here? A Coleman Divide+350 Review? Really? Let’s be honest, a torch isn’t the most exciting of products is it? And yet – it’s one of those things that you never think about – right up to the point you need it. At which point you really need it, and thank your lucky stars you had the foresight to get a good ‘un. And make no mistake here folks –...

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Our Top 5 Summer Kaftans – perfect cover ups for the beach!
May16

Our Top 5 Summer Kaftans – perfect cover ups for the beach!

We’re headed off on our first summery break next week – two weeks with a pool in the Dordogne. Being the end of May, we’re not expecting a glorious heatwave, but I’m well aware that the temperatures are likely to get high on the good days, so we’re going prepared! Naturally that means a spot of holiday shopping! Thanks to my ‘packing light’ policy we’re mostly covered; new goggles &...

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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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Why You Should Forget Everything You Learned About Child Saving
Apr05

Why You Should Forget Everything You Learned About Child Saving

I’ll never forget the day I turned 18, and was finally able to access the savings plan my parents had been paying into since I was born. Eighteen years of saving! It was going to be brilliant – I was about to get married (yes, really – five days later. And yes, we’re still married. So yah boo sucks to that thought you were just thinking) and had just bought a house (well, my older-and-actually-earning...

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Sunk! from Rob Biddulph (review) – so much fun to read aloud, me hearties.
Apr03

Sunk! from Rob Biddulph (review) – so much fun to read aloud, me hearties.

Anyone with a preschooler will probably be familiar with Blown Away, the gorgeous story of Blue Penguin. So we were pretty excited to see that Blue Penguin is BACK – and this time he’s off on an adventure on the high seas in Sunk! from Rob Biddulph.   And once again, it’s an absolute joy. The story is perfect for bedtime sharing, a comfortingly exciting tale for toddlers which builds through the adventure before...

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