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Work

Work That Works: Laura, Hero of Stockbridge

April 26, 2017
Laura Hero of Stockbridge

When you become a mother your world flips upside down. Your whole identity – which for so many of us is based on our careers – is removed from our core, and we’re expected to adapt to a new and foreign persona: MUM. For me I remember this entry into motherhood being incredibly jarring. I went from ‘having it all’ – a Marketing management job at Vice.com, a professional reputation, a team, fancy event invites – to responsibility for one tiny mewling person…

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The Cost Of Motoring

April 22, 2017

I‘m a passionate car driver: I love my little motor and life would be much harder if it wasn’t for my four wheels. Living in the countryside, we really need a car to get from A to B… from home to the gym, from the gym to school, to the train station and back. In our world it’s a definite necessity. Because my motor is such an essential part of our life, I never stop to think how much it costs.…

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Travel

8 Reasons To Go On A Ski Holiday

April 20, 2017
Chalet hotel l'Ecrin review

Although it was January when we were away on our ski holiday to Tignes with Mark Warner, the memories we created on that trip are still fresh as, well, the driven snow. Despite none of us being particularly competent skiiers and though the trip was hard work in parts, it was seriously one of the best experiences we’ve done as a family. Well worth the expense, I’d say. If you’re thinking of embarking on a similar adventure with your brood, take…

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Motherhood

How To Explain An Election To Children

April 20, 2017
explain an election to children

Let’s face it, life can get a little dark sometimes. After I had the kids, such were my feelings on the state of current affairs I didn’t watch the news. Everything scared me, everything made me concerned for the world I had brought my children into. As I’ve become increasingly braver (read: older) I think it’s more important than ever to stay abreast of what’s happening in the world. Yes, it’s often upsetting and infuriating but how are we to change the…

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Where to Go For Your Athleisure Fix

April 20, 2017

Athleisure is a trend that’s coming to dominate the fashion world – particularly for Millennials, as it plays off the key role that exercise plays in their lives: gym memberships are at an all time high, and exercise apps and equipment like Fitbit and ‘Zombies, Run!’ are big business. A movement in fashion that allows people to thread their identity as a fitness enthusiast through their whole life is not likely to be going anywhere in a hurry, so let’s…

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Making Your Home A Cosy Place To Be

April 19, 2017
home tour bungalow

When you’ve spent a long day in the office or at work, the last thing you want to come home to is a stark and cold house. You want warmth, cosiness, a happy place to hunker down in and watch Netflix or surf Instagram. Especially if, like me, you live on your own. In my years of warm solo living I’ve come up with a few tools to help cosy up my house. Here are my favourites… Buy a fluffy rug…

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Food

MTT: Sweetcorn Fritters

April 19, 2017
Sweetcorn fritter recipe

Last week, on what was thus far the warmest day of the year, I took myself off to do one of my favourite things: a solo working lunch. It’s the perfect situation… I order up some gorgeous food, sit on my laptop and run through emails, or read my favourite blogs and incept ideas for clients and myself. Only this lunchtime there was a fatal flaw in the plan. The sunshine. Sitting outside (duh, I’m British and it was above…

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Interiors

Home Tour: Our Village Bungalow

April 18, 2017
home tour bungalow - living space

There’s nothing I love more than a good snoop around other peoples’ homes, so I’m delighted to start a season of house tours, right here on the blog. I’ve hunted down my favourite homes and chatted to their inhabitants about how they live their with their families. It’s a dream for a Nosey Parker like me!  Kicking off the series I decided to begin with my own home, which we moved to in December of last year… The hallway and…

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How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

April 17, 2017
better nights sleep

Today it’s World Sleep Day, with a slogan of ‘Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life’. Which is ironic, because as a mum you spend your entire life nurturing life, and for this exact reason you never sleep soundly. So for us nurturing life never seems to go hand-in-hand with sleeping soundly, ta Mother Nature. I seriously can’t remember ever fretting over sleep before I became a mother. How much I’m getting, how much I’m missing, where the next fix is coming from. I’m…

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Fashion

Four Trends For Spring

April 16, 2017

Finally! Spring has almost sprung and we can do away with the heavy wool, expensive cashmere and clumpy boots of winter. It’s time to shed those layers, remove those jeans and store those thick and scratchy wooly socks – this season it’s all about lighter clothes that will  brighten your day as well as your mood. Here are my four tips for trends that are hot hot hot this spring: even if the weather is not. Step into the next season…

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Travel

MTT Travel: Martinhal Cascais, Portugal Review

April 13, 2017
Martinhal Cascais review

When you hear the word ‘Portugal’, what do you think? Until a couple of weeks ago I had no strong feelings about the country. In my mind, the mind of one who is not the most geographically inclined it seems, I just thought it was the ‘bit next to Spain that’s probably fairly similar’. It was when I was repeatedly told to eat all those custard tarts that I thought I might be faced with something other than sangria and jamón. Why yes,…

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