Have bed will travel… GLTC Bed in a Bag Review

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I’ve mentioned (a couple of times) that, this year, the boys and I are proud ambassadors for the Great Little Trading Company. They’re a company that I love and we’re very lucky to be on their testing team for 2016, which basically means we get to try out and road test all sorts of amazing things. So far we’ve tested the fabulous star book ledges ; now a firm favourite with the boys as it means they have somewhere to store their sippy cups and books at bedtime. And even more of a favourite with their daddy and me, as it means the floor… Read More

Home Etc #56

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Morning and welcome to another edition of Home Etc! Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written posts that include interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY), garden or allotment ideas, plus crafting or up-cycling.   If you’re a fan of all things ‘home’ and have a post that you’d like to dust down and show off, my co-host Jess and I would love you to come and link up with us! Home Etc Favourites One of last week’s favourite posts came from Philippa at The Maker Place who shared her experiences at the Clerkenwell Design Festival. Such a fab post — I really wanted to go but wasn’t able to… Read More

171 weeks | {Siblings June}

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171 weeks. Or three years and three months. I’ve noticed another huge change, literally, in the last week or so. The toddlers have gone. The toddlers have left the building. The boys were getting ready for bed a couple of nights ago — running around in their nighttime pull-ups — and they looked like GIANT babies. But not babies. Children. It sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Like this transition has passed me by and I haven’t realised — until now — that the babies I brought home from hospital have grown up! I remember when they lost their newborn looks and turned into chunky, apple-cheeked,… Read More

Home Etc #55

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Morning lovelies — Wednesday = Home Etc day! Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written a post that includes interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY). Garden or allotment ideas plus crafting or up-cycling content.   If you’re a home-bird and have a post that you’d like to share, my co-host Jess (who writes over at Mummy Of Boy Girl Twins) and I would be delighted for you to come and link up with us! Last week I was hosting alone as Jess was off on her holibobs. Not long now and the boys and I will be doing the same! To say I’m ‘excited’ would be a… Read More

Operation She Shed | #1 My Flatpack Garden Office

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If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I work from home. You’ll also know that I’ve been dreaming of of a garden office for the last three and a half years. I used to have a dedicated workspace — a room that housed everything I needed — a GIGANTIC printer, my desk and computer, guillotines, folding machines, reams and reams of card stock and envelopes plus various other paraphernalia that I use, in my day to day working life. But when I was pregnant, we decided to turn the room into a nursery for the twins. So we dismantled my office, piece by piece. A lot of… Read More

How to make a rocketpack — Camp Bestival 2016

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So I’ve mentioned that next month we’re off to Camp Bestival. Now any Bestival/Camp Bestival aficionado will tell you that one of the best things about the festivals each year is the hotly anticipated theme and this year it’s Outer Space. Some revellers take this very seriously indeed. Others give a little nod to it (and will don a hat or a jaunty pair of shades) whilst others — sadly — don’t bother and just turn up in their street clothes. Which is a shame, I think. After all, how often do you get the opportunity to dress as your favourite comic-book character, cover yourself… Read More

170 Weeks | Me and Mine {May} (yes I know it’s June)

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Well, we’ve just entered the second week of June and I am only just getting round to posting my Me and Mine post for May. This is getting to be a habit. To say life is ‘busy‘ at the moment would be a huge understatement. Literally every waking minute — if we’re not working our day jobs — we’re working on the shed-build. It. is. full. on. And I’m not really enjoying it either, if I’m being totally honest. Lack of time — and too many other pressures — is just making me want it to be finished. Like yesterday. In the past, I’ve relished having a… Read More

Reasons to be cheerful | Camp Bestival 2016

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Festival season is well underway already and — even though I’m missing Glastonbury this year *sobs* — I’m already getting ridiculously excited for the other festivals we’re going to over the summer. Last year, we were lucky enough to be official bloggers for Camp Bestival and — for a festival lover like me (who’s been going to one festival or another for the last 20 years) — it is a dream job, to be honest. So to hear that we’d been lucky enough to be trusted with the title for a second year was out of this world. Apt, given that the theme for Camp Bestival 2016 is… Read More