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Tulips and F letter print

How lovely is Florence’s F painting? It was a first birthday present, created by my really talented artist sister-in-law (here’s her Facebook page, and you can also see the A-Z she made for Eliza’s first birthday – behind the angry Angry Bird).

Five other random F-themed things from the past few weeks: Continue reading F is for…

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Marie Kondo and the life-changing magic of very messy children

Has everyone heard about Marie Kondo? She’s *the* tidy consultant, the one who’s written two bestselling books – The Magical Art of Tidying Up and Spark – about her method of tidying that consists of getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy in your life and stacking everything else neatly in place. This year’s Deliciously Ella, she’s the lifestyle guru everyone’s talking about.

The KonMari method and magic of messy children

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Snow days

Flo in the snow

OK, so it was only a very light dusting and it melted pretty quickly, but we’re totally claiming this as Florence’s first – very southern – snow. We made mini Olafs and everything – so that counts, right? Continue reading Snow days

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Everything I’d rather do than my tax return


One of the best decisions I made after having a baby – in fact, ever, I think – was to go freelance instead of returning to my pre-baby, 9-5 (8.30-7)  job. It’s made my post-baby work / life balance better in ways I could never have imagined, and has allowed me to do things I love as well as branch out into new and different areas.

But the small downside to all this is having to do your own tax return. Continue reading Everything I’d rather do than my tax return

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