No Playroom, No Problem

Like most people in the UK, I’m spending a lot of time at home right now. But the difference between myself and a lot of those people, is that I’m quite used to being at home! We love to get out and about but as a stay at home mum to two under three, I’ve had to find ways to enjoy being at home too. I’ve often wished we had a designated playroom so that I had somewhere fun to contain all of the toys (and children!) that I’m always finding around the house. But rather than sit and mope about my lack of playroom I’ve instead made the best of what we’ve got. And, to be honest, I love our current set up. As much as a playroom would be lovely, it’s also wonderful to have the children, and their belongings, interspersed with us and our ‘grown up’ spaces too. (more…)

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Charity Shopping Tips & Tricks (From Someone Who Used To Run One)

A slightly different post for me, but I made a decision to write about more of my interests outside of motherhood this year, so here we are. The subject for today – charity shops! One of my biggest loves throughout my life has been rummaging through charity shops seeing what bargains I can find, and it was a small dream come true when I got a job as charity shop manager just before I fell pregnant with Darcie. The timing was unfortunate and I would have loved to have spent longer in the role but everything happens for a reason and all that, and now I wouldn’t change a thing about how life has panned out. (more…)

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Wedding Planning Overwhelm

We got engaged nearly a year ago now, and something that I find I’m getting asked a lot now is ‘how’s the wedding planing going?’. And the truth is – it’s not! I don’t deal well with pressure and get quite easily overwhelmed by to do lists and deadlines, so much so that I’m just kind of putting off planning anything until I feel like I have the head-space to deal with it all. With two small children to look after, that could be quite a long wait! (more…)

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What To Do In & Around Hampshire In Autumn & Winter 2019

Ahh Autumn! Some love it, some hate it, some love to hate it, but I think that we can all agree that autumn definitely brings lots of lovely things with it. Knitwear, pumpkin spice lattes, pretty coloured leaves and also a whole new season-load of fun things to do. As much as I love a summer’s day out to the beach, there’s always something really special about an autumn festival, bonfire night and the arrival of the Christmas Markets. I know some of you will be cringing at the mention of Christmas, however every year I wish I had been more organised with planning days out  so that’s why I wanted to put this list together now! So that we can all be super organised autumn/winter queens and sail through these next few months gracefully. Who am I kidding? Graceful and organised are really not words I would use to describe myself – but like every year – I shall try my best! (more…)

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