• Nine months of our new house

    September 18, 2014

    Aha, it’s a blog post about nine months of something that’s not pregnancy (for a change…) But I realised during one of my recent 4am wake-ups that this week marked nine months of us being in our new house. So how are we getting on?

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  • 34 weeks pregnant: the lowdown

    September 8, 2014

    The good news about the emergency growth scan I mentioned last week is that everything is absolutely fine. It turns out the baby is head down and really, really low in my pelvis. This explains why I was a) measuring so small and b) am finding it ever-so-slightly more uncomfortable to walk recently.

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  • Win: a Tefal Infinity Press Revolution juicer (worth £199)

    July 31, 2014

    Are you a juicer? It’s something I’ve been meaning to get into for ages. It’s so healthy, and it’s a way of stealth-sneaking fruit and veg into your diet when you’re not feeling like it (especially during pregnancy). And it would save me loads of money from buying shop-bought smoothies on a daily basis. I…

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  • A chalkboard wall and toddler reading corner

    July 22, 2014

    Eliza’s room is probably my favourite place in the house. We wanted to make it bright, eclectic, colourful and as fun as possible for her. You can see her Ikea spice-rack shelves and painted cupboard and doors, but here’s her cosy reading corner and blackboard wall. It’s in a recessed area by the chimney breast…

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  • Ikea spice rack bookshelves for children’s rooms

    July 2, 2014

    How to make Ikea spice rack bookshelves…These are new bedside bookshelves in our toddler’s room, which are painted Ikea Bekvam spice racks. It’s probably one of the simplest Ikea hacks – where people take the furniture and use it for something else – but a really good one. The Ikea spice rack bookshelves / spice…

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  • Tips on babies and bathroom conversions

    May 28, 2014

    So phase #99293 of our building work is finished, and we finally have two completed rooms in our house. Bizarrely, they were also the two most expensive, and one of them wasn’t even a room before. It’s our new bathroom, and new downstairs loo (converted / created out of a cupboard). It’s been, erm, interesting…

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  • Our outdoor DIY project

    May 5, 2014

    There’s something fantastic about having your own front door, isn’t there? I never realised it until we moved from a flat with a communal entrance to our new house with a door that we were solely responsible for. Of course, such awesome power does bring with it it’s own share of junk post and overzealous…

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