The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion

So yesterday, after months of clearing out the excessive amounts of ‘stored stuff’ in the loft, the builders have moved in. There’s no going back now, and after months of taking a vague interest in plans on pieces of paper and conversations about structure and permissions, I can finally get a bit excited about the parts of a big building project that I love.  more “The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion”

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Lawn Widow; Getting the grass back on track with @QVCUK and Richard Jackson

Anyone who follows my blog will be pretty familiar with our passion for all things green. Often dresses and handbags, but more often courgettes, trees, herbs, flowers and of course, the biggest feature in any green garden – our lawn. more “Lawn Widow; Getting the grass back on track with @QVCUK and Richard Jackson”

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Trinkets and treasures; Disney Emoji review

I don’t know if it’s a little girl thing, but my two girls cannot get enough of small collectible trinkets. They have them stuffed in every drawer, bag, little box and pocket, and despite me thinking they are all just ‘stuff’, they seem to remember every single little knick knack as though it’s a piece of treasure. more “Trinkets and treasures; Disney Emoji review”

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Raising our daughters to be the future Women In Science #STEM

I’ve always been incredibly proud of my previous career in the science industry, and am learning to take the same pride in my new found work as a blogger. But what if somehow I could link the two? Wouldn’t that be the dream? As a parent of two daughters, let me start by talking about the importance of Women in science. more “Raising our daughters to be the future Women In Science #STEM”

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6 ways to encourage teenagers away from screens

*This is a collaborative guest post

The age of technological advancement has taken its toll on our kids. The technology was supposed to make our lives easier and it did just that, but only for a while. Recently, technology has become a burden rather than a blessing. more “6 ways to encourage teenagers away from screens”

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#CallTheMidwife tours at Chatham Dockyard

I’ll never quite get over some of the incredible opportunities opened up to me as a blogger, and this week I found myself on the press day for an exciting Call The Midwife event in the heart of Kent, just a short drive from my home at the Historic Chatham Dockyard. more “#CallTheMidwife tours at Chatham Dockyard”

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 100!!!

It’s a very special Thursday here at #CoolMumClub as Talya and I are celebrating a whopping 100 link ups with you lovely lot! Spanning over two and a half years, and countless incredible linked posts, we’ve made it to our very own centenary, so we are celebrating in style… more “#CoolMumClub Linky Week 100!!!”

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Reigniting a love of books

I’ve always loved to read. It has however, like many aspects of life, post children that passion shifted somewhat. The material I have mainly read in the last six years fall into one of each of the following categories… more “Reigniting a love of books”

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I need to ask you, my readers, for your help…

Sometimes, as a blogger running a website, occasionally publishing a blogging tip post or two, I can feel like a bit of a fraud.  more “I need to ask you, my readers, for your help…”

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Divorce and kids, A child’s perspective

The current national stats for divorce are around 1 in 100 marriages, the lowest rate since 1975. Regardless as to whether less of us are experiencing marital breakdown, the fact is that not all marriages or relationships will have happy endings. And, in many of those relationships, children will be involved. more “Divorce and kids, A child’s perspective”

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