GIVEAWAY! Win a Beautiful Parisian Hatbox Bouquet from Bloom Magic!
Sep19

GIVEAWAY! Win a Beautiful Parisian Hatbox Bouquet from Bloom Magic!

Bloom Magic are a fabulous Irish flower company who’re now over here – and they’re making a big splash. I’m a HUGE fan of their delicately coloured or vibrantly energetic arrangements – the careful floristry design shows in their intricate and lavish hand-tied bouquets. And I particularly love that they source their flowers locally when possible, and have designed packaging that produces as little waste...

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5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)
Aug31

5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)

While some children devour every novel they can get their hands on, you’ve somehow found yourself with a child who pushes books away as though reading were a chore – or worse, a bore. Unless it’s on the screen in their Minecraft game or in an action-packed comic book, they don’t want to know. Sound familiar? Don’t fret – help is at hand; we’ve talked with HarperCollins, and they’ve given us some...

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The Kånken – the only backpack your teen needs is made by Fjällräven
Aug28

The Kånken – the only backpack your teen needs is made by Fjällräven

I’ve wanted one of these bags since the 90’s And no, I’ve still not got around to getting one.There’s something so pleasing in their cool, uncaring simplicity. Not for Fjällräven is the need to keep up with style trends and shiny features. They designed and made a backpack that works back in the 1970’s – and they’ve been making it brilliantly ever since. In true Swedish style, the Kånken is...

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The Angel Abergavenny – A Surprising Family Dinner
Aug10

The Angel Abergavenny – A Surprising Family Dinner

Stepping through the doors into the Angel Hotel’s grand Oak Room restaurant with its marble pillars and interesting art, the subdued air muffled by the thick linens and heavy glassware on the tables,  I’ll admit I quailed a little.I’d brought my children to eat here? Honestly – this was not the kind of restaurant I’d normally choose as a family dinner location. On a quiet city break for the two of us on a...

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Save Your Garden This Summer! | Hozelock Watering Kit Review
Aug07

Save Your Garden This Summer! | Hozelock Watering Kit Review

We’ve already had our two week holiday this year; we went to wales. And it was bloody glorious – all this sunshine! AMAZING.But Mr LittleStuff was a bit concerned; he’s the Master gardener of the house. He loves his garden really very much a lot, and I’m happy he does because it means I have a beautiful outside space to sit in whilst he’s pottering about with posh secateurs and muttering about bindweed....

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Ted Baker Sale! #LoveTheSales
Aug06

Ted Baker Sale! #LoveTheSales

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. – Bo Derek So how’s the hunt going for that outfit for the kids for the summer wedding/party/family dinner out? I know, it’s a nightmare isn’t it?If you’re like me, the kids get one ‘good’ outfit; it sees them through anything that requires more than their usual daily diet of shorts and tees at this...

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