Royal Ascot with Christy

June 23, 2017
Royal Ascot with Christy

Like many little girls growing up in the countryside, as a kid I was obsessed with horses. You name it, if it was horse-related I did it: Pony Club, week-long equestrian camps, dressage, show jumping, grooming… the lot. Yet as an adult I’d never been to the races. Undoubtedly one of the most glamorous days out for us Brits, whether we enjoy a good dose of dressage or not, it had never been on my radar. Until official textile suppliers to Ascot,…

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Sundown at St Paul's

Overcoming Our Current Affairs

These last few weeks have been pretty awful for life-changing events in our country. Dodgy political happenings, terrorist attacks, huge-scale devastating fires. I for one have felt completely shattered about all the recent happenings: I missed the Borough Market attack by a mere whisker,…

June 22, 2017
Iced Tea with Newby

MTT: Iced Tea With Newby

This weekend was International Iced Tea Day (way more virtuous than World Gin Day which also fell on the Saturday just gone ;) and luxury tea maker Newby challenged me to enjoy a refreshing iced tea in its honour.…

June 12, 2017
Elderflower Madelines

MTT: Elderflower Madelines

I have to say I was dubious of these Elderflower Madelines at first, normally eschewing any kind of flower in my food (wtf is it with sticking overpowering Rose or Lavender in my ice cream? Stop it!). But I was SO surprised with just…

June 7, 2017
Easy Flatbread Recipe

MTT: Easy Flatbread

An Easy Flatbread recipe - the absolute easiest (and yummiest) no-yeast bread you'll ever make at home. …

June 1, 2017
Now You Are Five

Now You Are Five

Hux turning five was a bit emotional for me this year. It felt like a big milestone, almost five years we've done this thing alone, five years of our little threesome. I can hand-on-heart say that, although we may not be where I thought…

May 31, 2017
how much does a ski holiday cost

How Much Does a Ski Holiday Actually Cost?

There's no getting around it: ski holidays are more expensive than their summer counterparts. And the one question I've been asked since we returned from our Mark Warner holiday to The Alps, is "how much did it ACTUALLY cost?"!…

May 30, 2017
the division of labour

“You Should Have Asked”: The Division of Labour

No matter how progressive our cause of feminism is, there’s still a huge disparity between who takes on the majority of project management jobs at home. And I don’t mean the crappy day-to-day stuff that is easily taken care of, like the bins or…

May 25, 2017
Tennis for kids

Tennis For Kids

Despite having to mindfully force myself to do any kind of physical exercise – usually with internal promises of wine, crisps or wine with crisps – I think it’s really important to get the children as active as possible. Not only is it obviously…

May 24, 2017
healthy choices with Tesco

Food Diary: A Day Of Helpful Little Swaps

As a long-term fan of healthy eating, I know how to make the right choices. My daily diet is usually a pleasing mix of fruit and veg, carbs and protein, with the odd lip-smacking fried chicken or burger dish thrown in for good measure. But…

May 24, 2017