IL MAKIAGE Review – I WOKE UP LIKE THIS (not)
Jul03

IL MAKIAGE Review – I WOKE UP LIKE THIS (not)

Everyone – I COME BEARING BEAUTY SECRETS!!! Okay, it’s an Il Makiage review… but I voluntarily bought it with my own money. And you’ll be pleased to know I’ve had such an aesthetically pleasing breakthrough that I’m going to share it with you all! I always promote natural beauty and loving yourself just how you are… However, I think it’s safe to say you’d have to be a pretty rare breed of human to wake up each...

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A Letter to my Husband on Father’s Day
Jun16

A Letter to my Husband on Father’s Day

I still see you. I see your grin, your hands, the sassy twinkle in your blue eyes; all these twenty seven years and four children (and one neverending bloody mortgage) later, you’re still there. I see you. But more than seeing that funny, kind, strong young man I married? I see the man you have become. Of course I watched you hold your tiny babies, mash their bananas, pretend to be Mrs Goggins, promise to turn the wind down, and tell...

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Okay, I’m Calling It. Best Knickers Ever.
Jun13

Okay, I’m Calling It. Best Knickers Ever.

There was a time when I chose my underwear purely on the way it looked – was it lacy, slinky, flattering, prettily-coloured? Rarely did I think – is this functional?And then naturally I’d spent the next few months surreptitiously hoiking them up, wriggling them down, plucking them out… or simply passing over them in the drawer unless I’m dressing up for a night out. Modal Rich Flexifit™ High Leg Knickers...

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Raising A Family In London: Should You Make the Move?
Apr11

Raising A Family In London: Should You Make the Move?

Image By PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek Courtesey of Shutterstock If you have a family and you’re thinking of relocating to London but you aren’t really sure how to go about the whole situation then you happen to be just where you need to be right now. Ensuring you get a place that’ll make both you and your kids feel welcome and happy is very important for a successful move. One of the first and, arguably, the most...

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Direct London-Amsterdam Train, in under 4hrs, for £35? We Tried It.
Apr09

Direct London-Amsterdam Train, in under 4hrs, for £35? We Tried It.

When we saw that Eurostar had introduced a direct London-Amsterdam train, we just had to give it a go. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of train travel – with a husband who simply won’t fly, train travel is how Europe opened up to us for some fabulous kid-free short breaks (there are benefits to the small people growing into capable teenagers who can be left alone for a few days without burning the house (or...

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I’m In Love. #OperaUndressed
Mar08

I’m In Love. #OperaUndressed

I have honestly just had one of the most glorious nights in a theatre I can remember. It was a Christmas gift from my in-laws – I had seen a mention that ENO run regular ‘Opera Undressed’ events, designed especially for opera virgins. **And no, this is NOT a paid review – the tickets were paid for by my lovely Mother In Law. I just loved the whole thing SO much, I have to share it** Now I know I’m not...

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