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August 2012

Me

How To Be A Blogger

August 30, 2012
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Although I’ve been blogging for over a decade I would no way declare myself an expert: in my opinion there’s always more to learn and ways you can better yourself. But I have learnt a couple of things on my long journey that has taken me through the land of online diary writing. I’ve been asked a few times for a bit of help when it comes to the practicalities of how to set up a blog, and as I’ve…

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Life

Getting Away For A Weekend

August 29, 2012
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  When we go away as a couple now – just the two of us – there’s a whole host of reasons to get excited. A car journey with conversation and music rather than whining, clothes that don’t have to provide easy boob access for feeding (Dresses!!), a lie in, bathtime without plastic cups, wine, prosecco and Pimms, lots of other grown ups… going away as a family is awesome too but there is something so very wonderful about remembering…

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Motherhood

On Breastfeeding.

August 23, 2012
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In all honesty I didn’t think Hux and I would ever get this far and still be breastfeeding: 3 months and counting. I didn’t set myself any goals – I didn’t want the pressure – and I promised myself that if the pain of it outweighed the positive aspects that I wouldn’t feel guilty about switching to formula. Saying that, I am very proud of how far we’ve come. I’m a firm breastfeeding advocate but also a fan of doing…

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Food

MTT: A Really Easy BBQ

August 22, 2012
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  It’s somewhat of a tradition in our house that Friday is a bit of a fun day. Being a stay-and-work-at-home mum means the days can get rather repetitive and all blend into one if there is no weekend fun to look forward to (especially because my husband works lots of weekends) so it’s great to plan mini parties to get excited about. Everyone loves a party!     If I’m lucky on a Friday afternoon I get to drop…

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Motherhood

Flying With Young Children

August 21, 2012
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  When we went to Madrid a couple of weeks ago the number one item on my list of things to worry about was flying with two young kids. I’m a nervous flyer at the best of times and I was convinced that Elfie would run riot through the aisles of the plane and Hux would scream his way through the flight. I was completely wrong; it was actually a relaxing and enjoyable experience. This might have a little to…

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Huxley

Me And My Boy

August 20, 2012
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Despite this little ball of chub repeatedly waking me up all night becauseΒ Mummy I don’t like my bed, I want to sleep in yours,Β his little gummy smile is still a delight to wake up to. I guess I can sleep tomorrow night? Today is Huxley’s conception anniversary. A year ago today we were at the wedding of Paul and Jo where we were so full of love, happiness and vodka shots that we made another baby. Happy conception, Hux!…

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Home

Corners Of My Home #2

August 17, 2012
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Our house layout is slightly quirky in that our master bedroom and bathroom is downstairs with all the other bedrooms and our study upstairs. I like to say this is awesome because we don’t hear babies crying in the night (jokes, of course we have a baby monitor) and is slightly annoying when you’re up and down stairs for whatever reason but mostly it works for us. I can have Elfie play in the lounge with her toys while I’m…

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Motherhood Style

I Used All The Changing Bags So You Don’t Have To

August 15, 2012
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A little while ago Pregnancy and Birth magazine asked on Twitter if there were any mothers with young babies who wanted to test out baby changing bags. As I change so many bums these days I list ‘poo’ as one of my Facebook interests I responded wholeheartedly with a YES PLEASE. When I was pregnant with Elfie I went straight for the Limited Edition Cowshed bag by Pink Lining (as you know what a big fan of Cowshed I am)…

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Beauty

BB, Me and 10 Minute Makeup

August 14, 2012
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  Though BB creams have been around for what seems to be a decade (and in fact, in Asia they have) I’m only recently discovering their power. As a big fan of anything that will allow me to get out the house in 10 minutes but with a face that won’t alarm small children, it’s perfect. BB cream is a multi-tickbox formula that offers moisture, primer, foundation and concealer in one. It’s a one-stop solution that allows you to get…

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Home

Kitchen Cheat Sheet

August 10, 2012
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As someone who is constantly Googling metric/Imperial conversions and cooking times I could not resist this Kitchen Cheat Sheet from Everest. If you go over to their site you can print off handy PDFs to attach to your fridge… though I think they’re lovely enough to frame for a bit of kitchen art. Source  …

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Elfie Life

We Love The Olympics

August 8, 2012

Here’s the thing: when I was a kid I was pretty good at sport, but at that age I preferred books. I preferred books so much that I would hide in the library at lunch time until the sports teacher would find me and make me come to Athletics club, kicking and screaming. I HATED Athletics club, which I suppose was a big shame as I was such a skinny minnie until the age of 20, apparently I had the…

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