• Are expensive advent calendars worth the money?

    December 30, 2018

    Are expensive advent calendars worth the money? This year we took the plunge and bought the Playmobil advent calendar (for the children) and the M&S beauty one (for me, but the children opened it, of course). These types of advent calendars are ever-so-slightly more pricey than a simple paper or chocolate countdown, so I wanted…

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  • An ode to wooden toys (and the GLTC Star Beans Coffee Shop)

    November 27, 2018

    Today I’m going to talk about wooden toys, because we’ve been testing out the GLTC Star Beans Coffee Shop, but first, I want to know – have you ever been haunted by a toy? Asking for, well, someone who has *raises hands*. This particular spooky toy is nicknamed the Fun Car in this house, and…

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  • New children’s books

    November 5, 2018

    Here are some new children’s books we’ve been reading…Do you ever find yourself reading the same children’s books over and over again, on repeat? (This is the story of how ‘Miffy Goes to Stay’ took an extended holiday in the cupboard when one of my children was very little. Let’s hope she never reads *this*…)…

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  • Kid’s room DIY: fireplace to bookshelf makeover with Great Little Trading Company

    October 23, 2018

    We’ve recently turned a fireplace into a bookcase, with help from GLTC Townhouse bookshelves. Here’s how… As anyone who has ever moved into an old house will know, it’s likely to have lots of weird things in it, especially if the previous owners were a little odd, which they usually are, aren’t they? Everyone who’s…

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  • Kid’s room DIY: easy washi tape cloud shelves

    September 2, 2018

    Hello! It’s September! After a summer-long hiatus we’re back, and I wanted to share some of the interiors and mini children’s room DIY projects I’ve been working on recently (I say projects, as it sounds a lot grander than basically messing around with *stuff*). So to start off, with here are our washi tape rain…

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  • Colouring heaven with Cartoonito Club

    May 30, 2018

    Sometime last year we bought a printer, and since then not a day has gone by without me printing off at least one colouring sheet. In fact, that’s the only thing we’ve printed with it (apart from old-school work contracts…followed by more colouring sheets). OK, so that’s a slight exaggeration, but my children love colouring,…

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  • Home styling tips for spring, with Amara

    April 25, 2018

    Is it actually spring yet? I know it technically is, but what with the extremes of both the bleakest winter AND the hottest summer in the space of a few weeks, the weather, like everyone else, seems confused. However, in our house we are *definitely* coming to the end of four years of building work,…

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