How to keep warm when your heatings on the blink

‘I hate to say it…’ said husband sheepishly. ‘The boilers stopped working!’.   Pause…   No speaking…   From anyone!   Our Christmas cheer turned into Christmas drear as realisation sunk in that we would be freezing our botts off for the rest of our holidays. Great, just great! ‘At least we have hot water’ he added hoping to win me over. Husband has a cowboy trader fear and as…

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Home inspired Christmas wishlist for bloggers

I have come across a few fantastic Christmas wish lists and thought this would be the perfect time to get mine in too! Father Christmas… are you ready? Let’s start by setting the scene…   You tiptoe across your blog inspiring #runner… probably backwards… so you can keep an eye on your little sleepy heads who have just drifted off to sleep. 1. Large Hashtag runner – £40 This stylish NEXT…

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Top 5 heart-melting ‘she said…’ moments – November 2015 roundup

  Little button says the funniest of things… as little ones tend to do. Last night before bed she blurted out a right corker and I vowed to save it for a rainy day to share with her when she’s a grown up. Feeling inspired, I am starting to collect her heart-melting funny’s in a journal for her, and thought I would share a sprinkling of them every month with…

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5 steps away from becoming ultimate ‘bag lady!’

  The little one is starting to come down with something. You can see her wishy washy colour fading and she seems a bit droopy all over. Awww poor thing! you think.   Step 1 – Bag of treats Enthusiastically you race home, over come by the urge to be Mary Poppins, and laden with a giant bag of treats to perk her up. It’s filled with everything from good…

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Lunchtime survival for the conscientious working mum

Mums out there who have recently returned to work after maternity leave will join me in remembering the good ol’ days of maternity lunch. Yes, it might not have been exactly AT lunch time, and yes, it may have consisted of yesterday’s icky left overs and staggered over a few hours in between feeds, nappy changes and general entertaining.  But there is something great about being able to put together…

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Our toddler puddle suit epic fail

    Yesterday afternoon it rained huge big fat raindrops. The type that gets you drenched in places you never realised possible. The necessity of walking home in the shortish raincoat my flower was wearing required a rethink. Aha… the emergency puddle suit! Before she could protest I had whipped it out and shimmied her into it. Omg, I hope it’s not too big still – crumbs it is way…

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Where did this cold come from?!

We are currently knee deep in toddler-cold-tissues. Each time one springs up it miraculously takes us by surprise. At the beginning of the week I am fairly sure I gasped (at my husband) exclaiming how I have absolutely no idea WHERE this cold could have come from, as if it were something that our toddler could have ‘picked up’ such as a flea from a rogue cat. HOWEVER…. I know…

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