#EmojiHighlights with Now TV

Now TV asked if I was would be up for watching some of the shows that are up for prestigious  National Television Awards, happening on the 25th January and hosted by Dermot O’Leary. This is the 22nd year of the awards and it’s a huge accolade to be nominated, let alone to win! I was asked to choose a show from three categories and put it through its paces! Oh, the one part of the challenge that would make it a lot more fun was that we had to use Emoji’s…

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Everyday Us: Arlo & Things with Wheels

Despite having access to all sorts of toys, cuddly ones, dolls, stacking things, Duplo, Little People imagination toys and loads more Arlo is always drawn to anything with wheels. I know people say cars are not just for boys (and I agree, obviously) but there really does seem to be some inherent draw to toy cars and trains for my little boy. We’ve always had cars and wooden trains around since before he arrived for Athena to play with, and she does love them too but nowhere near as much…

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A Letter to My Past Pregnant Self

Dear Past, Pregnant Me, Your life is about to change, in ways you’d find hard to believe. You spent so much time worrying about how this baby is going to actually appear that you’ve not really thought about what life will be like when you’re a mum, with a tiny little human completely dependent on you for everything! Here are some things you should know…

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Stuff on a Sunday: Walks, Gifts & Doors

This week has flown by, and I finally can tell you the correct day of the week when asked, so I’ve come out of the festive mind muddle of not knowing what day it is finally! Athena went back to preschool and has turned into an over tired monster, pushing boundaries and getting cranky. We had an afternoon at soft play yesterday to wear them out so they’d go to bed early so they wouldn’t even know my mum was here babysitting (didn’t work, Arlo was up and down apparently)…

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Athena & Arlo – January 2017

Having almost a month off our normal weekly routines and spending so much time together has done wonders for these two. Of course there are the normal bickers and spats but in general all is smooth sailing with Big A and Little A! There are even some evenings where I can prepare dinner on my own in the kitchen without having to go and break up a tussle over a toy or the best side of the sofa!

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Interiors: Wood Burners for the home

I have always wanted a wood burner, and in an ideal world it would have a Aga as a big brother in the kitchen, and that would have an aerial wooden drying rack above it… and hey lets got the whole ‘country cottage’ hog and get a thatched roof and a veg garden too! I’ve digressed though… a wood burner would be lovely, but not viable in our home sadly! I have had friends who have put them in terraced homes that you’d not traditionally expect them to work and…

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Three Places to Visit in Hampshire – Blogger Takeover

I love to explore the UK and always welcome guest posts from fellow bloggers sharing their favourite places to visit locally – today it’s Emma from Emma Reed.net I currently live in Basingstoke but was brought up in a small nearby town called Alton. Living in Hampshire is such a treat because you get the best of the countryside, the seaside, historic towns and cities and are easily connected to London. Picking just three places we love was a tough choice but here goes…

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Stuff on a Sunday – New Year, Panto & Dolls

My first Stuff on a Sunday roundup post of 2017! I’ve decided to join in with the ‘Little Loves’ linky as part of these posts too, and extra kick up the bum for attempting to get them up weekly! I’m cheating a little and going back an extra day for this post, to NYE. Sam was working a late shift so he took the kids out for a walk with some friends on the morning of the 31st so I could get some work done in peace, as I’d been…

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