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Travel

Royal Ascot with Christy

June 23, 2017
Royal Ascot with Christy

Like many little girls growing up in the countryside, as a kid I was obsessed with horses. You name it, if it was horse- related I did it: Pony Club, week-long equestrian camps, dressage, show jumping, grooming… the lot. Yet as an adult I’d never been to the races. Undoubtedly one of the most glamorous days out for us Brits, whether we enjoy a good dose of dressage or not, it had never been on my radar. Until official textile suppliers to…

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Life

Overcoming Our Current Affairs

June 22, 2017
Sundown at St Paul's

These last few weeks have been pretty awful for life-changing events in our country. Dodgy political happenings, terrorist attacks, huge-scale devastating fires. I for one have felt completely shattered about all the recent happenings: I missed the Borough Market attack by a mere whisker, spent all night glued to the election result following the surprising exit poll, wept over the Manchester One Love concert, felt sick at the Grenfell Tower fire and wondered at the evil that prompted the Finsbury Park…

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7 Top Kitchen Tips for an Easy Life

June 15, 2017
home tour bungalow

Over the last year I have managed to transform myself from a kitchen dud, to a kitchen stud! No more broken egg shell disasters, no more burnt toast (for the most part). I would like to share my best tips with you, from keeping food fresh to pitting cherries and everything in-between. Check if eggs are edible Place eggs in a bowl of cold water to check if they are still edible. If the eggs sink – you are good…

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Motherhood

How to Have a Baby When You Are Single

June 15, 2017
childrens birth times

Although these days the number of one-parent families in the UK is on the rise, having a baby when you are single remains rather taboo. However, despite not having a partner, many women decide to start a family on their own anyway. Because, unlike men, women have an “expiration date” when it comes to childbearing. As they don’t want to give up on their dream of motherhood, just because they haven’t yet found the right partner, some decide to start…

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Food

MTT: Iced Tea With Newby

June 12, 2017
Iced Tea with Newby

This weekend was International Iced Tea Day (way more virtuous than World Gin Day which also fell on the Saturday just gone ;) and luxury tea maker Newby challenged me to enjoy a refreshing iced tea in its honour.…

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Food

MTT: Elderflower Madelines

June 7, 2017
Elderflower Madelines

I have to say I was dubious of these Elderflower Madelines at first, normally eschewing any kind of flower in my food (wtf is it with sticking overpowering Rose or Lavender in my ice cream? Stop it!). But I was SO surprised with just how subtle and light the taste of Elderflower is in these cakes - delicious!…

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Huxley

Now You Are Five

May 31, 2017
Now You Are Five

Hux turning five was a bit emotional for me this year. It felt like a big milestone, almost five years we've done this thing alone, five years of our little threesome. I can hand-on-heart say that, although we may not be where I thought we'd be at this point, we're somewhere even better.…

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Wills in Numbers

May 27, 2017

As soon as you become a parent there’s a whole host of stuff you have to consider that you’ve probably never thought about before. Of course, first comes all the pregnancy and baby-related stuff, but then there’s the heavier life admin: think pensions, life insurance and the ever-heavy will. But some people love their pets more than others (occasionally that’s not a surprise!) and to lighten up the process of will writing, family law specialists The Law House have created this…

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