Creating a girls bedroom

One of the first things we did when we moved into our new house over a year ago was to decorate Sophie’s bedroom. She was almost 4 at the time and still had her old bedroom decorated as a nursery. While it had been a lovely room for a baby …

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She’s still so little…….. learning to read

Sophie started school back in September. She’s a May baby and she seems such a long way off being 5 just yet. She has settled into school brilliantly, making lots of new friends and having a lot of fun. She loves school and comes home full of stories about what …

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I can’t remember who I am….

Over 6 years ago I was diagnosed with depression. Since then so much has changed. New home, baby, new jobs, losing my Mum, planning a wedding and god knows how much else in between. 6 years is a very long time. That alone changes a person. It’s not always a …

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Every Child Wild

I was sent an email recently, and something within it saddened and shocked me. We all know that with the advent of technology our children don’t get out and about as much as we used to. The world seems a bigger and scarier place than it did when we were …

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Christmas Trifle

Each and every single year I make a trifle – we could have 10 guests, we could have none, but the trifle is always made. It usually gets eaten. I realised last week that I make it in exactly the same way as my Mum did, back in the 80’s, …

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The hidden treasures of Barcelona

Barcelona, the busy and cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia has always been popular with tourists and the locals will tell you that no city on earth can compare to its variety and opportunity. With amazing art collections, some jaw-dropping architecture and a rich history, it now also boasts all the modern …

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