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The Working Mum’s Survival Guide

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Working Mum’s Survival Guide

A guest post today, that after reading, I almost did a skip thinking that the next six weeks, I am hopefully going to have very little of, as the pace slows down and the holidays begin.

Getting to work on time and looking half way presentable can be a struggle at the best of times, but when you’ve got a gaggle of kids to dispatch to nursery, school or both before you can even think about starting your own commute, you’ve really got your work cut out and you’d be forgiven for feeling like you’ve already put in half a day’s hard graft by 9am. It’ll never be easy, but here’s how to make life as a working mum run just a little bit more smoothly. Continue Reading

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National Trust Discoveries : Belton House

| July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
National Trust Discoveries : Belton House

We went on another National Trust road trip recently and discovered, the perfect country house.  Tall Dad loved the symmetry of the architecture, he has a bit of thing about this, and our own house is (nearly) symmetrical.

These are just a few images from a trip we did a couple of weekends ago to Belton House in Lincolnshire.  It’s not too far from where we live and it’s definitely not going to be our last visit, we were there all afternoon, and didn’t manage to see everything. Continue Reading

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She’s Growing Up : Looking back

| July 14, 2014 | 4 Comments
She’s Growing Up : Looking back

So with Nia, my tween, in her final days of primary school, I’m feeling very nostalgic.  Looking back at her time so far at school, and forward to future years at her new secondary school.  With this in mind, I was asked by Mecca to take part in a challenge to come up with my favourite and cherished memories from my tween and teenage years.  So here goes : Continue Reading

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Bright Eyes : Origins

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bright Eyes : Origins

I was away last weekend, and needed to look bright eyed AND bushy tailed.  So I was experimenting with my two new little eye helpers.  They created a bright summer look, that took me from day to evening. Continue Reading

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