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Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea, Things I Love

REVIEW: Jamie’s Italian Restaurant Milton Keynes

We always try and eat dinner together, at the table. It’s something my parents always did, and still do. I think it’s so important, both for our family relationship, and for instilling good table manners. But I am totally running out of steam when it comes to ideas about what to cook. So when the lovely people from Jamie’s Italian Restaurant in Milton Keynes invited me to review their new Super Lunch Deal* I was very excited. A meal, cooked for us, with no washing up? Yes  ...

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Life & Style, Things I Love

8 Ways to Stay Warm If You’re A Cold-Blooded Human

Winter. My least favourite season (apart from Christmas) because of the cold weather. My sister, Debbie, and I are some of those people who are always bundled up in multiple layers, when more ‘normal’ people are content with long-sleeved t-shirt. We feel the cold. There’s a name for us: friolero. Friolero (Spanish): having a special sensitivity to cold. Being friolero doesn’t imply criticism. It’s like being left-handed or lactose intolerant: just  ...

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House to Home, Things I Love

My Favourite 5 for September: Kids’ Clothes, Flower Arranging & Tableware

We are pretty much back to ‘normal’ after the summer (whatever that may be) with Ava loving her new class at school, and Thea starting preschool. PiCCALILLY ORGANIC KIDS CLOTHES Ava and Thea have been chosen to be Brand Representatives for the gorgeous kids clothing brand Piccalilly. We are so excited, and I’ll be reviewing some of their organic kids clothes soon. I’m so impressed with them, I put an order in for some gifts. My little nephew turned one last week so I  ...

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Crafts, Days Out, Make & Do, Things I Love

REVIEW: The Handmade Fair, A Craft Addict’s Dream

I am still recovering from an amazing day at The Handmade Fair at the weekend. I’d been looking forward to it for ages, and took my sister along with me*, along with two friends. If you’ve read my review of last year’s event, you’ll know I absolutely loved it. And this year was just as good, although the weather wasn’t as sunny. I think this gorgeous pink craft bus made up for that though; it belongs to Miss Libby Rose, who was running mini sewing workshops.   ...

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