I’ve always been quite a private person, which you probably think is quite peculiar considering I’ve started a blog. But I don’t mean private in terms of what we get up to. I love chatting about the places we’ve been. My memory is rubbish so it helps me to re-live the moment and hopefully swap travel tips with others who’ve been to similar places. No what I’m talking about are feelings. You know the things that niggle away at the back of your mind and make you eat loads of carbs! When it comes to feelings, I’m definitely a closed book, keep your head down and keep busy kind of person. If something’s bothering me, I don’t like to trouble people with my shit, so I tend to pick a…

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With the nights getting shorter and the days getting cooler, it wont be long before we’re all snuggled up on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate / red wine* (*delete as appropriate) and nestling down for the night to watch X Factor on the TV. With that in mind, it may be time to invest in a few key items to boost the hygge factor in your home and make it more cosy for the winter. Having a quick scan through the ‘new arrivals’ section of my favourite homewear stores, it seems that dark colours, rich textures and brass are going to feature heavily in AW 17/18. I’ll go so far as to say that deep green is going to overtake that amazing lusty blue that we’ve all been yearning for…

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Well well my little peanut you are 15 months already!! 15 months of cheeky, loving, scrummy fun all rolled into a 2ft tall little person. You’ve grown up so much in this past month. After struggling a little at nursery at first, this month you’ve really settled in, sometimes taking your shoes to the front door and standing there when it’s time to leave. You definitely know what you want my little Miss. I remember the turning point a few weeks ago. It was a Friday and I’d left work early to collect you because your uncle R had come to stay. I walked into nursery expecting you to run over and fling your arms around me like you usually do. But it was snack time, so when you seen…

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I’ve spoken a couple of times on here about the amazing ‘Mamas Meet Up’ events organised by the lovely sister duo Natalie Swann and Laura Mcilveen from Mums the Word.online. If you haven’t already seen them please check out my posts Mamas Meet Up: Clemmie Hooper and Mamas Meeting up to Discuss Body Positivity. Basically the sisters are great! They understand being a Mum can be hard work, and that in reality we’d all love an opportunity to pop on a fancy frock and meet other like minded Mums in our local area! The Mamas Meet Ups were established to do just that. Each Meet Up provides Mums with an opportunity to come together and hear from an inspirational guest speaker, chatting anything from careers, style and health to home…

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I woke up this morning with an email from WordPress congratulating me on my three month blogging anniversary! Whilst I couldn’t believe it had been that long, sitting back and thinking about it, I cant believe its only been three months either! I started my blog on a whim because a I wanted to record the fun times I was having with my daughter, but now it’s something I work on almost every day. My first blog post was short and a little abrupt, Ive linked to it for reference, but there really isn’t much to see! I know I’ve still got a long way to go, but when I think how far I’ve come over the past 92 days, I thought now would be a good time to sit…

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It seems a bit ridiculous sharing this post with you on such a wet and miserable Monday. But writing it has taken me away from the grey clouds and dark skies sitting ominously outside my window so hopefully it can do the same for you! A few weeks ago we took Ettie on a day trip to Camber Sands near Rye in East Sussex.  I wanted her to have another opportunity to splash around in the sea because she’s been a little wary of it in the past! She likes splashing around in paddling pools and buckets of water but isn’t overly keen on anything that moves i.e. water out of a tap, the shower and of course the moving sea.  The first time I took her down to the…

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