Things I Love

I am a shopaholic. I have been, ever since I had pocket money, and I love a bargain. I don’t know if it’s my Yorkshire roots, but I hate paying full price for anything, so I am queen of cashback and voucher codes. This is a collection of the lovely things I have found online, or in the shops, or lovely experiences my family or I have enjoyed.

My Am-Dram childhood

What extra-curricular activities did you do when you were a kid? Football? Swimming lessons? Something else normal? Well we went to an amateur dramatics society. All of us.…

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Five things I love right now: October

1. Wayfair.co.uk glass terrarium. I’m going to plant this up with succulents, but for now, I’ve filled it with pinecones and conkers that the girls have collected.2.…

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ThrowbackThursday: Car washing in the 80s

I found this cute photo of me and my sister ‘helping’ my dad to wash the car , back in the 80s, for my Throwback Thursday…

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ThrowbackThursday: Is a washing basket the best toy?

Don’t you just love that ‘On This Day’ feature that Facebook has started doing in the past few months? It’s so funny to look back to…

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ThrowbackThursday: Thea and Ava enjoying the sun

I took this picture on holiday in Cornwall this summer. It just makes me smile to see Thea and Ava mucking about and giggling together…

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ThrowbackThursday: the arrival of a new baby brother

My new nephew Jack arrived last week, and he is a complete poppet. Seeing how Jack’s big sister Bonnie and my girls have reacted to…

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Five things I love right now: September

1. Ziggurats Card by Clare Johnson. I was so excited to find this lovely card in a gift shop in Suffolk, as it features the University of…

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Ava And Thea When They Were Newborns

My new nephew was born this week, which I’m a teeny bit excited about. I’m meeting him tomorrow and I can’t wait! From the photos, he…

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ThrowbackThursday: me in 2001

I’ve been looking through a few old wallets of photos (from the days when you actually had to print them to see how they turned…

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Recreating the photos of our childhood… ready for a laugh?

A few months back, it was our parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary. So if that doesn’t call for a party, I don’t know what does! We…

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REVIEW: OnyaLunch Wraps

Have you ever heard of OnyaBags? They are a small, eco-friendly company, who sell a myriad of recycled and reusable products. They have brought out these brilliant OnyaLunch wraps and…

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Easy gluten-free walnut brownie recipe

Who doesn’t love brownies? No one I’ve ever met, that’s for sure! I made these with Ava and Thea and they turned out very well,…

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Five things I love right now: August

1. Beautiful Birds book. It’s no secret that I am obsessed with birds, flamingos in particular (keep reading for my latest flamingo finds!) and this beautifully…

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DIY present idea for a teenage girl

Teenagers’ birthday presents. Is it just me or are these the hardest ones to do well at? (Maybe other than the Father-in-Law!) It was our…

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