Taf Toys Musical Newborn Cosy Gym | Review

Over the next few months I’ll be working with Taf Toys to bring you honest reviews of a couple of their products. Ordinarily toy reviews aren’t my thing because I’m quite fussy about the toys I let into the house (they do take up all the space after all!) But after having a quick look over their website I knew instantly that me and ‘Taf’ were going to get along just fine!   A far cry from the usual neon colours you find in most toys, Taf Toys use a lovely pastel colour palette of yellow, turquoise and grey which is not only unisex (great for handing down between siblings!), but also suits my decor perfectly – and you don’t need sunglasses to look at them! With the market so full of…

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Small Brand Spotlight | Freya Lillie

It’s been a while since I run this feature but I’m determined to bring it back as I absolutely love promoting small brands and sharing the best of my finds with you. There’s something pretty magical about buying and item that has been lovingly created by someone else, knowing its relatively unique and there aren’t hundreds of others out there donning the shelves of a department store. I also have to give a HUGE apology to Michelle as she contributed to this post months ago but her words got lost in my inbox as I fell into the depths of pregnancy and baby brain. So without further adieu I bring you the lovely Freya Lillie… I was lucky enough to discover Freya Lillie when Ettie was around 9 months old. She…

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A facial a day keeps the doctor away….

Ok so perhaps not every day but ‘a facial every 4-6 weeks as recommended, keeps the doctor away‘ really wasn’t as punchy a title!! Last Saturday I was invited to sample a bespoke facial treatment with Juliet at the Skin Studio in Hove and I’m not exaggerating when I say I think it’s one of the best facials I’ve ever had! Having had Ollie only two months ago, taking time out for me isn’t really something that’s been high on my agenda, but with sleepless night and breastfeeding all taking their toll on my skin, a lovely relaxing facial was absolutely something I needed and I walked out of her salon feeling energised and refreshed. Juliet started her career working in a skin treatment centre in Australia learning how to…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Fashion

I shared an Instagram story yesterday pointing people in the direction of my Shop My Style page because I’d recently updated it with my favourite breastfeeding friendly outfit choices. When I checked my inbox later that evening, it was full of messages from people saying they really struggled to find stylish outfits they could feed in, and that they found my list useful. Its probably my most popular IG story in that it received the most engagement and it wasn’t even all 15 seconds long!  Now I’m no fashion blogger and would never pretend to be, but I do like spending money and I’m on first name terms with my ASOS delivery driver so hopefully that gives me some credentials to write the following post… its also my second time feeding…

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A Private Chef Experience for my Birthday

N ow the title of this blog post sounds very swanky doesn’t it!? A private chef in our home, how very bourgeoisie! But don’t be fooled, I wouldn’t want you to think we’d gone all fancy pants since putting up some dangly lights in our kitchen. Actually the title of this blog post came about on account of this here little blog and as with everything I get to experience, it’s something I’m abundantly grateful for! So if you’d like to hear more about how a top Brighton chef ended up cooking up a storm in my kitchen, then grab yourself a cuppa, sit back, relax and I will begin. A few weeks ago I was contacted by a company called La Belle Assiette asking if we’d like to host a dinner…

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Phileas Foggs World of Adventures | Brighton

E arlier this week I was invited along to the opening night of Brightons newest tourist attraction, Phileas Foggs World of Adventures and it was so much fun. Located a little out of town (just a short bus ride away), I seem to have missed the hype surrounding its arrival (perhaps because I was pregnant) and so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The invitation said we were invited to a ‘new immersive, theatrical experience’ and our instructions were to meet at Brighton Station at 6pm. All very mysterious and rather exciting. When we arrived we were transported back in time to 1870 with actors dressed in full costume welcoming us to the experience. The costumes were fantastic and really set the scene. We were divided into groups of up…

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Two Months of parenting two – whats changed?

H ello, remember me? I took a longer than anticipated break from the blog after having Ollie due to a bit of IT trouble, but I’ve managed to dig out Stu’s ancient laptop from the loft and pick up a shiny new Macbook for my birthday on Saturday… so I’m back up and running! A few weeks ago I wrote a post setting out how life had changed in the first two weeks of becoming a Mum of two. I didn’t publish it initially because I knew I was finding the whole transition harder than expected and I didn’t want to appear negative in any way. However, now that I’m out of the other side, I’m publishing that post, together with this one in the hope that it acknowledges the…

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Tips for Flying with a toddler

T here’s no doubt that holidays are supposed to be relaxing. Every year we crave our little spot in the sunshine, all set to kick back with a good book and if we’re lucky a cheeky Pina Colada ready to watch the sunset!! ….  but hang on who am I kidding?  That little image of a holiday hasn’t been our reality for a few years now.  In our new reality of ‘parenthood’ all decent books have been replaced by Ipads showing never ending episodes of Peppa Pig and the promise of a Pina Colada at sunset is a very distant memory we may hope to rekindle after retirement!! There’s no denying that holidays with children are different and yet increasingly we’re all opting to travel abroad with our kids because…

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