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The Newest Member of The Family

No, we are not having another one and we aren't getting another pet for a long time so apologies if the title is slightly 'click baity!' However, there is a new addition that daughter acquired for her 3rd birthday that is like a new…

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Having a Baby?

A friend who is having her first baby asked me what she should pack in her hospital bag. I really enjoyed thinking about what I packed (and didn't pack) and also got so carried away, I also wrote a list of what you need…

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17 Parenting Hacks For a More Enjoyable Life

At a family supper out the other night, there was a fleeting moment when all 3 of our kids were actually sitting and eating and not shouting or arguing with each other. The table next door had a toddler who was kicking off and a…

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Sort Out All Your Photos with Ella’s Books

When Ella emailed asking if she could create a bespoke book of a family memory, event or occasion I immediately thought how wonderful it would be if she could put our recent family photos taken by Carle Monge into a keepsake book.…

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Spotlight on Carla Monge : Family Photographer

Our first ever au pair, after 2 years with us moved on to become a nanny for a lovely Spanish family in Clapham. I drove her to her new job and met her lovely new employer who I discovered was a wonderful photographer. We…

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10 Ways To Be a Happy Person with Butterkist Popcorn

Last night I went to an event at the St Martins Lane Hotel hosted by Butterkist. They have just rebranded and launched some new flavours to mark 100 years. Did you know that Butterkist is a British Company and all the popcorn is…

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Aisle of Wonder at Stratford Westfield

I was thrilled to be asked by Nestle Breakfast Cereals to visit their recent pop up cereal experience - Aisle of Cereal. After a great time at Thyme in Gloucestershire, I was keen to see what they have been up to. Situated smack…

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Top 10 Travel Must Haves For a Holiday Abroad

Oooh I love a Top Ten and so am delighted to be asked by the super duper Mark Warner to put together my Top Ten Travel Must Haves. The majority are to make the journey as seamless as possible but obviously I have to…