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Posted on May 23, 2016

Tips to help your kids love to read

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I love to read. I haven’t always been a reader though, as a child it never really bothered me. I was never encouraged to read I have just learnt to love it as an adult. I don’t ever remember my mum with a book in her hand and I find that very sad. My kids love to read and I do everything that I possibly can to encourage them to love reading.

Boo has our favourite Dr Seuss quote framed and hung in her bedroom… Read more

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Posted on April 27, 2016

GCSE Preparation Tips


One of my kids has already been through their GCSE’s and A Level’s and it will be a while before the little two do them, I’m sure that it will come round sooner than I would like it too though! I’m a huge believer in letting kids be kids so I am really cherishing them while they are young and making sure they have plenty of adventures and fun! I have so many regrets from my school days and I didn’t take school seriously or have the support that I needed to get through. So being someone who has experienced being failed and having a child who has done well in his GCSE’s I thought I’d put a few tips together to help your teenagers get prepared! Hopefully I will remember I wrote this in six years and take my own advice when Boo is getting ready for her GCSE’s. Read more

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Posted on April 20, 2016

Dreaming of a Lovely Home.


Our house is in desperate need of some TLC. We have lived here for 10 years now and haven’t really done a great deal. It’s been hard having two small children and James working full-time (all the hours God sends) we just haven’t seemed to be able to get anything done. Plus the fact we thought we would be moving for almost 3 of those years didn’t help.

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Barbara Bui Pink "jade" Leather Stilettos - £355
Posted on March 16, 2016

Gorgeous Dresses and Shoes for Spring

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Since Christmas I have lost two stone, I still have some more to go but I am feeling really good about myself, no longer wanting to hide myself away in jeans and hoodies I’ve been having a look round Lyst to find some gorgeous dresses to suit my apple shape. As I have got older I have learned what dresses suit me and what dresses really don’t, I have always been rather self conscious of my tummy so the dresses that I buy must take the focus away from that area and show off my best parts like my legs and cleavage 🙂 Read more

Posted on November 11, 2015

Win a Set of Silentnight Pillows


I love nothing more than having a wonderful cosy bed, it makes me so happy to sink into it every night, lovely fluffy pillows, a nice big duvet and my wonderful man to snuggle up next to. Everything on my bed is feather as I just find them so light but your head sinks into them and the duvet just falls around you keeping you lovely and snug.

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Posted on November 5, 2015

Choosing Glasses to Suit the Shape of your Face.


I’ve been wearing glasses for around twenty years now and I still haven’t really found a particular style that suits my face. It took me two years to choose my latest pair of glasses, I went to every optician on the high street over and over again because I just couldn’t find what I wanted. It got to the time to have my eyes tested again and I’d had the same pair for over 4 years without updating to my new prescriptions and then I found them, I loved them, I still love them and I’ve had them for 11 months now! They were much more expensive than I’d like to have paid but at the end of the day my eyes are so important to me that I will pay to take care of them.

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Signature print oilskin coat
Posted on September 18, 2015

Gorgeous Boys and Girls Winter Coats from Melijoe

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I don’t think I’m the only who will have noticed that nip in the air on the school run each morning, the kids certainly haven’t – every morning they moan that they are cold. It’s time to start bringing out the coats, hats, scarves, gloves and tights. I always leave coat shopping until we actually need them, where as some parents are super organised and have them ready to go back to school in, I’m usually digging out the old coats to see if we can squeeze a few more days wear out of them and then of course when they don’t even button up because the kids have grown so much it’s really time to start thinking about new ones.

Today I am bringing you our top 3 winter coats for boys and girls from Melijoe, I’ve had a little help from the kids here too 🙂 There is just so much choice over at Melijoe so it was really hard to just narrow it down to our three favourites…



If there is nothing you fancy here head over to Melijoe and take a look for yourself, you will be sure to find something that you absolutely love 🙂

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