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Elderflower and Strawberry Ice Lollies

Happy Midsummer! It’s certainly been feeling like it here this week, with our usual grey and cloudy weather making way for a heatwave and clear blue skies every day. We’ve had a  bit of a different sort of week as my eldest was sent home from…

Female Entrepreneur Week 2017

The Oxford English Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as “A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.” I’ve definitely been there and done that.. ten years ago I set up my own candle and soap making business…

Making breakfast beautiful with La Juniper – and delicious homemade granola

A dinner party, coffee, tea, Sandwich, or supper, all may be In their way pleasant. But to me Not one of these deserves the praise That welcomer of new-born days, A breakfast, merits; ever giving Cheerful notice we are living Another day refreshed by sleep, When its festival we…

Lumity Life Anti-Ageing Beauty Routine

As I’ve slowly been waking up from the fog of having a newborn and a toddler, I’m realising more than ever that I can only be the best mother I can be if I look after myself too. Of course I knew this six months ago…

The Larmer Tree Vintage Brocante ~ May 2017

I’ll always love to remember the adventures my eldest son and I had when he had not long turned one, it was just the two of us and we had days and days to ourselves. Going out and about with a baby is often so easy (compared to…

The joy of sleep

This is a subject I’ve written about before, as it’s one that’s very close to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many parents of young children.. and that’s precious, precious sleep. When my eldest was a baby, I…

What to do when your pet is unwell

It’s safe to say that we are a nature of animal lovers. Millions of people all across the country own a pet of some kind, with dogs coming out on top as the preferred furry companion. It’s little wonder that this is the case – dogs…

Easter Gift Ideas (other than chocolate eggs!)

Easter is nearly here! I’m not religious but I do love to celebrate Easter as a true celebration of the start of Spring. Easter celebrations for me, and probably for you, have usually included chocolate eggs. But this year I’m on a serious mission to lose…

Decluttering and feathering the nest – living room

Back in January, I picked up my long ago acquired and never touched copy of ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ by Mario Kondo from a very cluttered and overflowing bookshelf, and read the whole book in a day. As I mentioned in my New Year Goals post…

Make do and mend – traditional words to live by

Back in the old days, before tech got all kinds of groovy, our parents and our grandparents lived by a different set of rules. Make do and mend was the order of the day. They didn’t live in a throwaway society, we do. If like me, you can’t…