I received this book for Christmas and think I had it finished within two sittings… It is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!!! I read the final few chapters on the train home to Brighton after spending Christmas with my parents and found myself laugh out loud LOLLING in a carriage full of strangers with Ettie asleep next to me!  They weren’t even small controllable LOL’s, these were the kind of LOL’s which start in your belly, work their way up your windpipe and the expel themselves out of your body through your tightly pursed mouth making a huge raspberry sound as they depart! Very embarrassing, but if I’m honest I was enjoying the book too much to care, so sorry fellow passengers! 👋🏼 If you’re a fan of Katies blog then you’ll already appreciate…

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She really is my prettiest mug 🎀  I bought this mug as a treat from me to me as a bit of eye candy for our kitchen dresser and I absolutely love her!! She’s from Miss Etoile, a Danish company based in Stockholm who do the prettiest kitchen and home wear. The range is inspired by the French way of life…and is fun, feminine and celebratory. Think Parisian chic meets Copenhagen style! I’m dropping serious hints for the teapot and sugar bowl next…. I mean how cute are these……      

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  I went up to our new third floor of our new house today which was a bit jazzy! I climbed up a huge orange ladder and everything (although I was a bit scared to come back down it so chickened out and used the smaller ladder inside the house instead!) It was brilliant up there, I felt like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins! In fact I half expected him to pop his head out of one of the chimneys! But I was left with this motley crew instead! I mean I don’t know about you, but there’s definitely some resemblances between this build and the construction of the ‘Empire State building!   It was crazy seeing how much progress our builders have made in just a couple of…

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The moody looking fella in the hoody above is Stu, my amazingly over ambitious and crazily determined husband!! and this is our house!! A 1930’s semi in suburbia just outside Brighton… We bought the house in July and it is a shell… and when I say shell, I mean nothing has been touched or changed on it since it was built in 1937! In fact the little old man who lived here before us – Lets call him Mr G*, has lived here happily since he was 6 years old! (*He’s still alive and kicking i’m happy to add –just moved on to a more practical bungalow round the corner!) The house as it stands has no mains gas so of course no radiators, no working kitchen, an ‘lovely’ blue bathroom…

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Hi my name is Emma, Mum of one to my beautiful and crazy daughter Arrietty (8 months)! I’m new to this blogging lark and I’m not really sure where its going to take me, but its something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time now so here goes! I’m a HUGE Instagram fan and always babble away way too much under those little squares, so this little outlet might let me rabbit on a bit more without boring all my usual followers to tears! So what am I going to write about…. well I expect i’ll include A LOT about being Etties’ Mum, (that’s my daughter) as quite frankly she’s amazing (totally unbiased here) and much more interesting than me 😉 But we’re also in the process of…

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