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Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea

Ava and Thea’s January: Ballet, Tea and Sylvanian Families

January is such a tiresome month, isn’t it? I’m always glad to see the back of it, so I can start looking forward to spring! We’ve had a busy month, as usual, but we’ve been concentrating on family time whilst the weather is so miserable. I’VE BECOME A BALLET MUM When I was about four, I started ballet. I remember it so clearly: good toes and naughty toes! Thea is always dancing about so I thought she would enjoy ballet too. Well, I couldn’t have asked  ...

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Ava, Crafts, My Favourite Family, Things I Love

My Favourite 5 for December: Christmas Family Fun

We have had the most marvellous December, with Ava’s birthday and party, (I can’t believe I am now the proud owner of a six year old!) Christmas, and New Year. What a busy month! THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS We’ve had such fun with Christmassy activities at school and home, and I have absolutely loved having the girls off school and preschool for over two weeks. They are thick as thieves, and were plotting mischief in this picture.  I don’t know about you, but I’m  ...

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House to Home

Three Months of Our LiveLAGOM Project with IKEA and Hubbub

At the start of the year, we began our  LiveLAGOM project with IKEA and Hububb. We were incredibly excited to be selected as ambassadors, to see if we can live a more sustainable life, with the help of £500 worth of IKEA products. Being a huge IKEA fan, I didn’t need asking twice! The idea of the project is to live a more LAGOM life, which comes from the Swedish phrase ‘lagom är bäst’ (the right amount is best). So enjoying what you love, while not taking more than you need. So we set  ...

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Days Out, My Favourite Family

National Trust’s Upton House and Gardens in Warwickshire

Over the weekend, we had a lovely day out at Upton House and Gardens, in Warwickshire, close to Banbury in Oxfordshire. It’s a National Trust property, and we have been here before, but this time there was a brilliant exhibition called ‘Banking for Victory’, about what happened to the house during the Second World War. We started off with lunch in the lovely restaurant, then had a (rather chilly) walk around the grounds. The estate was only partly open as it’s  ...

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