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How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

April 17, 2017
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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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Bed Sheets By Bluebellgray

April 1, 2016
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When I’m shopping for anything – clothes, furniture, accessories, beauty – I love a great home-grown story. Grass-roots products that have humble beginnings and grand ideas really get me going, not only because I think it’s important to support small businesses but I find it so inspirational when small business owners create a beautiful product from absolutely nothing, following their dreams in the process. My friend Lucy who runs Rock and Raw jewellery is one such home-grown story, and you can…

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The One Secret To A Peaceful Bedroom

February 4, 2016

The master bedroom. It’s often a space that gets woefully overlooked. When the house gets decorated the master bed gets left til last, used as a dumping ground, a place where ironing, and odd socks go to die. Sound familiar? I’m trying to bring the master bedroom back. As parents we spend an awful lot of time up and down each night and, the way I see it, is it’s important we have a sanctuary to retreat to when we…

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Manning Up In The Bedroom

March 24, 2014

It’s still weird for me to consider that before I moved to this house I’d never lived on my own. There was my room at my University halls of residence but that doesn’t count because when your single mattress is covered in a thin layer of plastic and your carpet smells like horses… it doesn’t make one feel particularly house proud, that’s for sure. Every other place I’ve lived in was shared with a man, meaning I had to take…

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Welcome To My Boudoir

December 18, 2013

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted a peaceful bedroom. A bedroom that is worthy of a hotel, and we’re talking Savoy group here rather than Travelodge. I have wanted luxury: lovely sheets, lovely furniture, tactile rugs. My jewellery organized so it’s easy to see but doesn’t collect dust, low lighting for when all I want to do is crawl under those luxury sheets and read a book. I’ve been working hard at making this room a sanctuary,…

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An Update On My Bed And All Those Feelings

November 25, 2013

A preview of the new boudoir I bet you’re all wondering how I got on with my bed, case right? You remember, the bed that I was so bloody proud of procuring and refurbishing myself (GIRL POWER). The bed that replaced the old one that represented my marriage and I near enough had a breakdown over when it got carted off to the tip? Yeah – that bed. Argos were a total lifesaver when they heard of my emotional plight over my bed…

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My New Bedroom

September 29, 2013

Do you remember the saga of my bed? That bed that was so representative of my new life, illness of the changes that have been made and what is coming next. Yeah, unhealthy that bed has gone, completely gone. Well, kind of… it’s in the garage, waiting for me to call the council to come and pick it up. But it’s out of my bedroom which is the most important thing… adios, bed. We’re moving house soon and ever since…

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Single Life

A Roundabout Ode To My Bed

September 3, 2013

Do you judge single parents? I don’t mind admitting that I used to. Ironically, I used to look at parents who split before their child’s first birthday and wonder why on earth they’d had a child when their relationship was going down the pan. Will and I split in April. Hux’s first birthday was that May. LESSON LEARNT. The truth is, none of us can judge what’s going on in other people’s marriages. We just don’t know what goes on…

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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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