Day 1 of Ava's self-chosen outfits

Bridesmaid dress inherited from my cousin’s daughter, Millie. Floral t-shirt inherited from my other cousin’s daughter, Naomi. Red sparkly Christmas tights from Grandma. Accessorised with…


Half Term Self-Dressing: Part 1

Both my girls are fond of dressing up. Ava in particular. As you can see, she takes her fashion seriously. But she can have a…

Valentine’s treats

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re not normally huge celebrators of this ‘day of love’ as we don’t really think you need a designated day to say…

Kiss myself, I'm so Pretty

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Beauty on a Budget: 4

My next quest is to find a cheaper replacement for my Evolve Cleansing Balm, which somehow melts away make-up, yet doesn’t leave a horrid film…

What I Learned From Being a Breastfeeding Failure

This time four years ago, I was lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to an antibiotic drip, knocking back morphine. I was there for four…

Ava and the Fish Pie

Over the weekend, Ava asked for fish pie. Twice. You could have knocked me down with a feather. I asked what it had in it,…

Arts and crafts afternoon with daddy

Yesterday, Ryan bravely got out the poster paints. It started well. Ava’s crown was essential. Thea only ate a little bit of paint. And Ava…

Can it be saved?

This is my challenge for today. Ava had fun at pre-school but I’m not even sure what this stuff is *reaches for the bleach*.

Dressing up 'fun' #tbt

Throw back Thursday pic. Ava really didn’t want to dress up as a cat. This photo never fails to make me laugh.

Exciting charity shop find

Someone is going to be even happier than I am with my Oxfam £2.99 bargain. The question is: do I just give it to Ava…

Cake temptation

I’m freelancing at Avon today. It’s so lovely to be back with the creative team, but I’m less pleased to be faced with all this…

Outfit, model's own

“Mum, can you pick up this coin for me? I can’t do it!”