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February 2012


Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Pregnant

February 29, 2012

– When multiple people tell you to “get your sleep in now, you won’ t be getting any once the baby’s here, hohoho” you will want to punch them in the face. Don’t, because they’re right. – Daytime TV really does get boring. Apart from Come Dine With Me and Desperate Housewives. – There is nothing like worrying about tiny babies. Metaphorical burglars/child kidnappers and shopping centre baby snatchers become an actual possibility. – Because of these metaphorical burglars (who…

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Looking After My Face

February 22, 2012

When I wrote my Life List last year I vowed to get my face to a state when I would be comfortable leaving the house without make-up on. This might sound Β like an incredibly shallow resolution to make, but years of living in polluted London and burning the candle at both ends had taken its toll on my face and I was left with pale, sallow skin with large under eye bags (which I’ve always been prone to), large pores,…

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My Fashion Week

February 20, 2012

Last week I had big plans. Plans to write lots of witty and humerous garb about London Fashion Week and how it’s all relevant to the modern mother, blah di blah. But then I started feeling a bit ropey on Thursday and on Friday, wow, I was on my deathbed. With raging red tonsils. In my previous life at a magazine I used to hoover up all Fashion Week show invitations discarded by the editors and co-ordinate all LFW Social…

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Move House: DONE

February 15, 2012

We are all moved! And as far as moves go it was pretty painless. I imagine the most painful thing will be when Will gets home and finds out by how much the budget was blown in IKEA today (a lot). There are still a few bits to be finished; the dining room has 3 boxes left, multiple shelves and frames need to be put up and we need to have a good long look at storage. Although we have…

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Fitness Inspiration and Motivation: Kaisa Larkas

February 8, 2012

In the first of my series bringing you the secrets of women who inspire and motivate me to become a better person, I introduce to you Kaisa Larkas. Kaisa is a Finnish-born fashion writer, PR, mum of three and fitness enthusiast who encouraged me to get off my bum and do something about feeling so unfit and lethargic. The woman made me run four times in a fortnight, she must be magic! I met Kaisa by chance on Twitter and…

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Losing Your Way (And Finding It Again)

February 7, 2012

When you have a baby you are given so much advice about how your life is going to change. You’re going to grow huge boobs, have no sleep, possibly get post-natal depression and sex will never be the same again. According to most new mummy literature chapped nipples, a flabby tummy and the baby blues are pretty much a given. But little is said about the other ways your life will change. At the minimum you feel a whole new…

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Phrases I Thought I’d Never Say

February 7, 2012

“Don’t put marmite in your eye” “Have you done a poo? Poo? Poo? Have you done a poo?” “Stop blowing your nose on your toast” “Dirty knickers are not for round your neck” “Elfie, dirty, yuck, bin, NO, bin, dirty, NOT IN YOUR MOUTH” “Don’t put your toast in your ear. Oh it’s a phone, not toast. Who’s on the phone? Hello, Father Christmas” “Elfie, dirty, yuck, toilet, NO, dirty, don’t lick it”   “Is that your wand?” “Goy goy…

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MTT Cravings Edition: Coronation Chicken

February 6, 2012

Pregnancy cravings are an oddity. A truly satisfying oddity, that is: there is no better feeling than harbouring such a want for an item of food, anticipating its arrival and then finally getting to eat it. It’s blissful and makes me look and feel like this: The pregnancy cravings this time around haven’t been too out of the ordinary (though have included McDonald’s apple pies and BBQ chicken wings from the nasty takeaway), but last time they were pretty special…

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24 Weeks Pregnant

February 1, 2012

Β  This is the sort of outfit that gets worn on my days off, when I’m bumming round the house doing nothing more exciting than playing with Duplo, a bit of work and a cup of tea with my mum. It’s the sort of outfit that feels like a big all-over body kiss after wearing actual outfits: Uggs! Jersey! Tights under jeans! Yum. It’s been minus effing 2 down our way today and I’ve needed the warmth and comfort. The…

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