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Autumn Essentials 

  Hurrah! My favourite season is almost upon us! We spent a week away and came home to leaves on the ground and colder evenings and nights. It was odd because we only went away in the UK but we had unseasonably great weather in the Lake District then it rained all the way back on the drive down south. Anyway, it’s almost here and I can’t wait! We’re in a different house to the one we spent last Autumn and Winter in and I am fairly certain this hundred year plus flint stone cottage that needs a new roof […]


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What Athena wore: Frugi A/W16 #FrugiFamily 

Lucky Athena got a new dress from the A/W Frugi collection because she is growing at a rate of knots! She only turned three in June but is now outgrowing all her 3-4 sized clothes so when it came to choosing something I thought she could do with a new dress to get us started on her new wardrobe in a bigger size! What she (and I!) love about the Hannah dress is that it is reversible, so you can have a plain dress with the Owl applique and a polka dot trim at the neck and hem, or turn […]


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School lunchbox ideas with Flora

Athena starts preschool this week and is required to take a packed lunch with her to eat whilst she’s there. She’s not used to this at all as at her nursery she had all her meals provided and apparently ate everything, often having two portions of lunch, even if it was something she’d turn her nose up to at home! I am hoping that the novelty of having a packed lunch and sitting with a group of friends to eat will mean that she just scoffs the lot but I still want to make sure that she has things that […]


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Days out: 3 places to visit in Plymouth 

Today’s ‘local love’ post is from Katy, a blogger from Plymouth who blogs and does Daily vlogs featuring her three kids, husband and baby bump! you can find out how to hear more from her at the end of this post…  Plymouth is a beautiful city on the south coast of Devon and has so much to offer, whether you live here or have come to visit it is clear to see that Plymouth is a spectacular ocean city with stunning views and a beautiful natural harbour, there is nowhere quite like it. It was so hard to narrow down […]


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From Potty to Toilet

This is a collaborative post in association with Andrex, all words and opinions are my own. So you’ve got a recently potty trained child, well done! But sadly that’s not it done and dusted. They know when they need to sit on the potty and if you’re lucky they might even wipe afterwards! That’s all well and good but how you do prepare to send them off into the big bad world of normal toilets without hovering behind them with a packet of washlets? I was lucky and managed to have dry day and night scenario with my toddler within a week, and very few […]


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Top 3 things to do in and around Wolverhampton

Another ‘local loves’ post for today, this one is from Jessica who lives in Wolverhampton, she’s on maternity leave with her first baby and has shared her favourite things to do in this post… Living near a city centre there are always lots of things to do. Now I am a mommy and on maternity leave. I am always looking for new and exciting things to do with my daughter. Especially things that don’t cost the earth to do. Finding new things to do can be so costly .where possible I try to find things to do that are cheap […]