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My birthday at Hever Castle

My birthday at Hever Castlefeatured

It was my birthday at the weekend and seeing as the weather was gorgeous we took a trip to Hever Castle in Kent. Hever is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and up until 50 or so years ago was still a private residence. Now it’s open to the public to have a good nosey! Read more

Children and transitional objects

Children and transitional objectsfeatured

For anyone who knows Violet, they will know that she has a very special toy rabbit called Betsy.  Even at her nursery, parents who have never met Violet have heard of Betsy.  Betsy is a white Jellycat rabbit which I bought for Violet when I returned to work after maternity leave.  It was more of Read more


Scandi not Scandi #3featured

What have these little tykes been wearing this week? Well Violet chose her own clothes on Sunday and I think she picked really well: The dress is from M&S last year. I just love the stencilled elephants. Again, not strictly Scandi, I think the elephants would be a bit more rounded and chunkier if it was Read more


5 things: girls vs boysfeatured

1) Boys have willies.  Yeh ok that’s obvious. But it’s like a personal little fountain. And you don’t think it’ll go very far but when the air hits the willy, it triggers a full on sprinkler which has a remarkably long range! I discovered this on day 1 when I was in my post-birth haze, Read more


Scandi not Scandi #2featured

Today Violet is wearing one of my favourite outfits on her. I’ll be bummed when she grows out of this. It’s Mini Club at Boots and I got it last year. It caught my eye because of the bold and colourful repetitive print which I just love. It’s not Scandi but as good as in Read more


Charity shop findsfeatured

I’ve recently discovered the treasure troves that charity shops can be. In truth I hadn’t really rifled through many before moving here.  But the ones in our little high street are stuffed full of gems. I had been looking for playdoh and cookie cutters for ages. I was a bit blah about the ones online Read more


5 good things: being back at workfeatured

1)      The number of times I say ‘no’ a day has probably decreased by about 95%.  I really try not to say ‘no’ all the time. It’s such a non-descript word and probably doesn’t achieve much. When I notice it tripping out of my mouth every other word then I do try and re-set my Read more


What’s in a name?featured

I love baby names! Before having my kids I had always loved Violet for a girl. Gorgeous colour, pretty flower and it sounds lovely in my ears. I’m not massively keen on the shortenings Vi or Lettie but being someone who has had sooooooooo many nicknames over the years I know parents don’t have too Read more


Introducing: Violetfeatured

Violet is my trail blazer into parenting. When I found out I was expecting my first baby I could not have imagined the beautiful whirlwind I was going to call my daughter.  She arrived promptly on her due date following a long and drawn out labour and pretty brutal birth. But there she was. A Read more