Quentin’s book corner

We’ve been slowly doing up Quentin’s room over the last year (emphasis on the slowly) and I think we’ve almost finished it. I might do a full blog post on his room once all his pictures and posters are up but for now I thought I’d do a mini post on his book corner which I [&hellip…

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A simple face toner

I thought I’d share another homemade recipe with you as I’m continuing to experiment with natural products. This time it’s a beauty product! I’ve been using this face toner for a couple of months and I’ve loved it for a number of reasons. First of all it’s cheap! I was previously using the Liz Earle [&hellip…

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The daily five

Keeping on top of everything at home and not letting it pile up is a constant battle I often feel like I’ll never win! I don’t think I’ve ever looked around the house and thought ‘Oh great, I’ve tackled all the jobs that need doing around here better find something else to do’ it’s more [&hellip…

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Living room tour pt.1

It’s been a year since we moved from East to North London and started settling into our new home. In that time there has been a lot of change for us as a family; learning what it means to be parents (the joys and the heartache), Graham got a new job whilst I quit my [&hellip…

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Sleep for all the family

There’s nothing quite like getting a good nights sleep. You can try to counteract sleep deprivation with gallons of coffee or superfoods but at the end of the day the only thing that can set you right is sleep. Sleep deprivation hit me hard after I had Quentin and I remember googling ‘can you die [&hellip…

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A salt dough recipe for little ones

I’ve been trying to think more and more about how Quentin and I spend our days. We’ve got things and activities in the diary that we do each week but when we’re at home I generally hope Quentin will entertain himself so I can get on with my to-do-list. But with winter here and us [&hellip…

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Monthly Favourites – July

Bits and bobs I’ve been using around the home ranging from the mundane to the magnificent, the pretty to the practical. Back in March I decided to start a new monthly series but life got in the way so I’m only now following up with July! I’m getting myself organised though so hopefully you can [&hellip…

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Our new bathroom

Now that the dust has finally settled (literally) I thought I’d do the first house update featuring our new bathroom. We hadn’t originally planned to touch the bathroom when we moved in but it started leaking in various places (none of which we could properly identify) and one day Graham decided he had had enough [&hellip…

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Things to consider when buying an old home

Late last year we took the plunge and bought our first “project” house. Our previous home, although it was once an old school, had been beautifully converted by some developer and therefore  when it came to doing it up our main tasks were deciding paint colours and furniture. This time however it’s been a little different. [&hellip…

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Monthly favourites – March

I wanted to start a new monthly series talking about some of the bits and bobs I’ve been using around the home, ranging from the mundane to the magnificent, the pretty to the practical. At the end of each month I’ll be doing a brief round up and although it’s already April here are my [&hellip…

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