• 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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  • GLTC Star Beans Coffee Shop Review – And An Ode To Wooden Toys

    November 27, 2018

    We’ve been testing out the GLTC Star Beans Coffee Shop. Here’s what we thought… 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? The Joys Of (Silent) Wooden Toys Asking…

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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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  • Our Fireplace Bookcase: DIY Kids Bookshelf Makeover with Great Little Trading Company

    October 23, 2018

    Looking To Make A Fireplace Bookcase? Here’s How We Made A DIY Kids Bookshelf For Children’s Rooms We’ve recently made a DIY fireplace bookcase! Here’s how we turned a fireplace into a bookcase, with help from GLTC Townhouse bookshelves.  Renovating An Old Fireplace – An Easy Bookshelf DIY As anyone who has ever moved into…

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  • Washi Tape Cloud Shelves: Easy Kid’s Room DIY

    September 2, 2018

    How to Make Washi Tape Cloud Shelves 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 cloud shelves. I…

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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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