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July 2012


Fashion For Kids

July 31, 2012

Baby Elfie in spots and stripes I‘d just about gotten comfortable with dressing myself when I got pregnant with Elfie. Not in a practical sense, like “Yeah, I can finally get my hand through my sleeve”, but on a “Does this top go with theses trousers?” sense. I was working for a magazine in London, going to fashion week, constantly thinking about what I was wearing.  And once I’d got it down to a fine art Elfie arrived so then…

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Huxley at 10 Weeks

July 29, 2012

  Huxtable, Hux, Huxey, Monkeyface… my little man is 10 weeks old. And I could not love him any more than I do. I don’t know what it is about this baby but he is so thoroughly adorable it hurts, and I’m sure I’m not being biased here just because he’s my son. He’s so handsome, so pretty. So wonderful!     Hux now smiles and I’m sure he saves his best ones for me. It’s the first thing he…

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Corners Of My Home #1

July 27, 2012
Kitchen shelf with cards and flowers

Being a bit of a nosy person I love to see in people’s homes. If Estate Agents didn’t have such shoddy reputations I’m sure if would have been a great career for me. There’s nothing I think is more revealing of a person than the inside of their home, am I right? When it comes to me I think I’m pretty house proud but happy to be in a home that’s ‘lived-in’, yes I like things to be as clean…

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A Long Weekend In Madrid

July 26, 2012

    This weekend we did the unthinkable. We got on a plane with a toddler and a newborn baby for a long weekend in Madrid. I was pretty terrified of he we’d survive the flight, the heat, the upset in sleeping patterns, the unfamiliar surroundings, but I really needn’t have worried as we all had a wonderful time. There were a few missed naps which led to tears and tantrums but nothing worse than we’ve experienced at home.  …

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An Olympics Ticket Appeal For Kirsty

July 25, 2012

Do you remember my best friend Kirsty? She of ‘Happy Birthday, David!’ fame and my turning 26 celebrations last year? Kirsty was the first friend I made when I moved to London 6 years ago and is a non-stop source of laughs, love and fun. She helped me get my last job and has had a huge impact on my life. In a nutshell she’s a wonderful, thoughtful, kind, hilarious human being. Everyone needs a friend like Kirsty in their…

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MTT: Garlic Oil

July 17, 2012

Do you remember about 4 or 5 years ago, when Pizza Express had those vouchers for 241 pizzas all over the internet? We used to meet our friends there after work most Fridays and have a night of Pizza and wine. And this is when my serious garlic obsession began. I always ordered the same pizza, the La Reine, and the discovery of garlic oil as an addition to it was a revelation. I’d drip it alllll over the pizza, save…

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I Was Wrong

July 17, 2012

Here’s the thing about me: I don’t often admit I was wrong. This might be because I am rarely wrong, just ask my husband – it’s true, so I don’t like to do it. That’s why you have to make the most of this: I was wrong. I changed my blog layout and I’ve been feeling funny ever since. The blog layout I changed to wasn’t ‘me’, it was busy and had lots of parts and in a nutshell made…

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Looking After My Face, part 2

July 16, 2012

  Pregnancy has done weird things to my skin. During those 9 months I broke out in zits like never before and am still experiencing nasty clusters of spots on my chin, as well as those really annoying big under the skin blemishes that sit on my cheeks mocking me in the mirror painfully for weeks. I 100% blame hormones for these changes and I’m sure the spots will ease soon, but for now it is beyond frustrating. One thing…

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The Case For Eyebrow Waxing

July 12, 2012

One of the points on my life list that I’ve been working on recently is the maintenance of my eyebrows. When composing my Life List I vowed to get my eyebrows regularly threaded for one whole year which might sound trivial and ridiculous but when you’re a darker haired lady like me who has had to cope with a monobrow since the age of 12 the eradication of facial hair is a fairly big deal. Not only is there the slug that…

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An Elfie Update At Two

July 10, 2012

  It’s really hard to get used to calling Elfie a toddler but she’s really not a baby anymore. She can run, eat food on her own, throw a ball, have a tantrum… Definite toddler behaviour. One of the things I was really worried about with the arrival of Hux was the impact it would have on Elfie’s life. I think I can safely now say that it has been almost 100% positive, Elfie loves ‘Bubba’ and likes to kiss…

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Elfie’s Vocabulary At Two

July 8, 2012

Elfie turned two this weekend and though I will be writing more about my fabulous little girl later on this week, (and in the interest of trying to get better at blogging video stuff) here’s a quick video of us playing on the computer: Elfie is TWO! from Alice Harold on Vimeo. PS: please don’t think I’m doing something rude with my right hand. I’m rocking Huxley in the pram, honest… also please excuse my gaping open blouse. This video…

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