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The Numinous x Selfridges Astrolounge

October 30, 2015
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Ever since my marriage broke down nearly three (!!!) years ago I feel like I’ve been on something of a spiritual journey. It’s been very much an unconscious thing, as if I’ve been hunting down my position in the Universe. I’ve never been religious at all but it’s become important to me to work out why things in life happen, what our purpose is on this planet and what I can do to be a good person in this life.…

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My 1st Years – Gifts For New Babies

April 15, 2015
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What’s one of the best bits about having babies? The talcum powder smell, the love and joy they give you, the fun you have with them? Noooo, one of the best bits about babies is shopping for them! Unfortunately my two just keep growing and growing (grrr – but my gosh weren’t they gorgeous?!) so Baby Gap is no longer as exciting as it once was, but a girl can dream. I don’t think that ‘shopping’ is enough of a reason…

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Shoe Shopping For Kids With Dr. Martens

July 25, 2014
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We love shoes in our house. I love them because, well, I just do. Flats, heels boots… I’ll take ‘em all. Elfie loves shoes as sparkly as she can get; pink monstrosities that I always vowed I’d never buy a daughter of mine until I was won over by the sensibilities of Clarks. Damn you, Clarks. Hux loves shoes, but mostly mine or Elfie’s shoes, his particular favourite being a pair of tartan wellies with bows on. We’re an interesting…

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All About My Undercrackers

April 29, 2014
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It’s been noted here how taking care of what’s happening on the inside – paleo, juicing, the gym and all that jazz – is making me a happier person. After a week of spectacularly falling off the wagon in Amsterdam and devouring piles of bread, cheeseburgers and chips I came home a couple of pounds heavier but feeling like I was carrying a world of weight. It’s totally crazy how reverting to my old diet for such a short period…

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The AW13 Mumiform

September 13, 2013
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I kind of like having my ‘mumiform’. The clothes I can, on days when I’m too tired/busy/stressed to wade through my cave of a wardrobe, just throw on in one combination or another and I know they’ll look good. And it not good, at least acceptable. From Autumn through to winter it goes something like: jeans, comfy tshirt, sweater, boots; the jeans skinny and stretchy and the jumpers woolly. Comfy and warm, the sartorial equivalent of a big hug. So when Dorothy…

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The Game-Changing Changing Bag

July 1, 2013
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  I‘ve never been much of a handbag fan. When I admit that, other women look at me with the same confusion in their eyes they get when I tell them I’m not a big fan of chocolate. Like, are you sure you’re part of the sisterhood? I suppose it’s supposed to be ingrained into women to like bags and shoes. And chocolate. But yeah, I tend to buy one (usually massive and leather) handbag, use it to death for…

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The Lifesaving Hairdryer

February 11, 2013
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  Do you own the hairdryer? I don’t mean do you own A hairdryer, I mean THE hairdryer. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read on… Pre-kids and during Elfie’s first couple of years I was a bit of a Brazilian Blowdry fanatic. Pricey, yes (I paid up to £200 a pop), but when I worked out how much time I spent blow-drying my hair and what I could have been doing with that time it was well worth it.…

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Gift Ideas: My Favourite Necklaces

November 29, 2012
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L-R: Pipe Dreams, Lazy Giraffe, Molly Brown London, Paper and Chain I am a big necklace fan. By which I mean I LOVE necklaces, and also like BIG necklaces. But as statement neckwear is not very appropriate when you’re in possession of a chest-headbutting baby who doesn’t have control of their own neck I’ve had to re-think my jewellery choices. And since I’ve said goodbye to big bib necklaces I’ve enjoyed shopping around for more dainty alternatives. As it’s the season of…

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What I’m Wearing For Winter

October 30, 2012
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It is surprising how, once you give birth, your attitude to so many things changes. I was adamant this wouldn’t happen to me but it’s completely inevitable and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Since I have had my babies I feel hugely different about travel, working, family, keeping fit, food, friendships… so many things. And one of the things that has thrown me for a loop mostly is how I feel different about clothes. That might sound…

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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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Fashion For Kids

July 31, 2012
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Baby Elfie in spots and stripes I‘d just about gotten comfortable with dressing myself when I got pregnant with Elfie. Not in a practical sense, like “Yeah, I can finally get my hand through my sleeve”, but on a “Does this top go with theses trousers?” sense. I was working for a magazine in London, going to fashion week, constantly thinking about what I was wearing.  And once I’d got it down to a fine art Elfie arrived so then…

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