Easy peasy dining room ‘art gallery’

One day, I’d like our kitchen/diner to be elegant and sophisticated, a bit like these pictures I found on Pinterest. But for now, I just need it…


Me, styled by Ava

My friend texted me the other day to let me know about a competition Salt-Water Sandals are running on their blog, in honour of Mother’s…

12 Small Parenting Victories That Make You Feel Like You Won The Lottery

1. When your child’s feet fit the sale shoes. 2. Getting the eye drop straight in before they blink. Instead of squirting a few drops…

How To Make The Classic 80s Harriet Hedgehog Birthday Cake

The legendary chocolate hedgehog cake. It’s an 80s classic that my mum made me, and my kids ask for year after year. As well as…

Ava’s antics: 50 Shades of Pink

Five funny things from Ava over the past few days: 1. She called Thea “The People’s Princess.” I nearly spat my tea out with laughter. Where…

Ava's 'nail varnish'

Ava’s been experimenting with pens today… she’s done a pretty good job! 

Dreaming of summer #tbt

Throw back Thursday pic from summer last year. Such a cheeky little face. Such lovely weather. Looking forward to going back to Wimpole Farm, where…

Ten things I love right now: February (just)

1. Bulbs. No idea what these will grow in to but it’s such a lovely promise that spring is on the way!        …

Half term highlights

As it’s half term, I’ve had a whole week with Ava and Thea, and two days with just Ava, which has been delicious. We’ve been to…

Day 6 of Ava's self-chosen outfits

I think the novelty may be wearing off… She’s loving her jewels though.

Day 5 of Ava's self-chosen outfits

Normal service has resumed today. Sun hat, dalmatian print long-sleeved t-shirt beneath one featuring a whale (another hand-me-down), Little Bird by Jools Oliver summer skirt…

Day 4 of Ava's self-chosen outfits

Well. This one was a surprise. Blue and red dress from Powell Craft, a red and white t-shirt and dark turquoise tights. My sister popped…

Day 3 of Ava's self-chosen outfits

Today, we are having a pink day. Six different shades. She’s certainly living up to her name! Here is Ava in her newly named ‘Princess…

Pancake Day in Olney, Bucks

We thought we’d brave Olney today, to watch the world-famous pancake race. The last time I went, I was a child, and I’ve wanted to…