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August 2012


How To Be A Blogger

August 30, 2012

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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Getting Away For A Weekend

August 29, 2012

  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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On Breastfeeding.

August 23, 2012

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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MTT: A Really Easy BBQ

August 22, 2012

  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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Flying With Young Children

August 21, 2012

  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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Me And My Boy

August 20, 2012

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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Corners Of My Home #2

August 17, 2012

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

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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BB, Me and 10 Minute Makeup

August 14, 2012

  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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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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MTT: Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara

August 5, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had one of those days. I took a trip to Nottingham, my first solo trip with two babies, for an appointment Elfie had with her specialists in the Genetics department at The Queens Medical Centre. The appointment was at 11am so I left our house in plenty of time at 8.30 but managed to be ten minutes late thanks to a detour back home to pick up my forgotten phone. It turned out that…

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