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Motherhood

5 Ways To Feel Human After Having a Baby

April 12, 2017
feel human after having a baby

It’s fair to say that when you become a mum you spend the majority of the next, ooh, two years feeling pretty shit. Which means that if, like me, you have two kids in two years (YAY!) you’ll more than likely feel like a swamp monster for not just two, but four years. The post-partum period really is a total delight. Your body has gone to pot (this is the v. intelligent medical term I favour), you forget what sleep…

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How To Bring Year-Round Sunshine To Your Home

April 12, 2017

The best thing about the arrival of summer is the sudden emergence of lighter days. All of a sudden it’s light when we wake up and light when we go to sleep… plus, those awful grey days of Autumn and Winter become a distant memory as we enjoy the blue skies and sunshine of the hot seasons. But there are ways we can help our home feel like this year-round – ones that don’t involve us moving to a country…

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How to Prepare For Roadtrips With Kids

April 12, 2017
road trips with kids

As a new parent, it’s inevitable that you’ll embark on the odd roadtrip (or sixteen!) with your brood. Quite simply, the easiest method of transport to use when you have children and all their associated gubbins is car, preferably one with a massive boot for all the things you need to cart around when you have kids. Whether you’re contemplating a drive across country for some British seaside sun, or are journeying further afield for an across-sea adventure, these tips are…

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Gizzi Erskine’s Best Spring Recipes

April 10, 2017
Gizzi Erskine

Gizzi Erskine is a trained chef turned food writer and TV personality who has a lot of character – from her signature vintage style to her self-professed dislike of baking, she’s definitely got plenty of spirit. With spring just around the corner we thought we’d check out some of this fiesty foodie’s best spring recipes. With fresh, light dishes and unique flavour combinations, a taste of Gizzi’s cooking is sure to leave you hungry for more! If you’re thinking of…

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So Your Best Friend is Having a Baby!

April 10, 2017

When your best friend announces that she’s having a baby, most of us hear the angels in heaven singing “hallelujah” in full voice! It’s just as exciting as to when your brother or sister tells you that they’re expecting because you can be confident that you’re going to be a big part of this baby’s life. You know that you will be living the pregnancy with her, calming her anxieties, rubbing her feet when she’s tired, and enjoying the baby-and-mummy…

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Food

#CookandShare with Waitrose This Easter

April 10, 2017
#CookandShare with Waitrose

I once dated somebody who wasn’t really into food. “What’s the point?” he would say. “Food is only fuel to run your body”. This particular man had managed to get to the age of 32 without having tried either stilton or avocado which should have been red-flag enough, but glutton for punishment that I am I went along with a couple more dates with him to Nandos. Apparently I wasn’t grateful enough to be the beneficiary of his loyalty points-chicken after one particular…

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Motherhood

When Should You Introduce Your Kids To Your Boyfriend?

April 4, 2017
When should you introduce your kids to your boyfriend?

You guys, I’ve met someone. I know, just as I was becoming comfortable with the idea of buying a shedload of cats and calling it a day, I went on a date and that magic thing that happens when you meet someone really great occurred. POOF! Something clicked, and it’s been brilliant ever since. A few months in and all is rosy: we have long lovely dinner dates, fall asleep watching movies on the sofa and run errands together. Even the…

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Food

MTT: Buttermilk Fried Chicken

April 3, 2017
buttermilk fried chicken

Without a doubt, the thing I miss most about all the time I’ve spent in New York is the fried chicken. My obsession developed about three years ago, on a visit to Sweet Chick on Bedford Ave in Brooklyn. It’s a restaurant devoted to fried chicken (PRAISES!!), and ever since that first meal I’ve returned every trip to devour their fried chicken, maple syrup, waffles and shoestring fries. So freaking good. This year the chicken fascination grew with an NYC…

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Travel

MTT Travel: Chalet Hotel L’Ecrin Review

March 31, 2017
Chalet hotel l'Ecrin review

When I started considering a ski holiday en famille (cos that’s how they say it in the Alps, innit), I considered our accommodation carefully. Basically, up in the mountains you have a few options: a self-catered apartment, a staffed chalet or a hotel. For me, self-catered was out. When you’ve spent the day on a mountain, the last thing you want to do is return to an apartment where you’re expected to cook and clean as you would at home.…

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How Tidy Are You? Ask The Zodiac

March 31, 2017

I can’t get enough of the Zodiac. As a Leo, I believe a lot of my personality is down to it: I’m fiery, emotional and sometimes, a little bit raucous. I also reckon my lion has influenced my big mane of curly hair – well, that’s my excuse for all my GHD usage and I’m sticking to it. Thinking of the Zodiac in relation to our homes and offices, the clever people at Furniture At Work™  have come up with a…

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Creating Fun and Effective Toy Storage

March 27, 2017
monochrome kids room

Many homes use cupboards and drawers to store their endless amounts of toys, but getting your kids to put their things away once they are done, can be a little tricky. Creating unique and fun storage can not only help you create storage that fits perfectly in your home, but it can also encourage your kids to put their toys back in their place. Why should we be creative with toy storage? Creative toy storage can help us to completely…

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