Oh You Pretty Things #3 – Cups and Mugs

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Featured, home and interiors | 15 comments

Oh You Pretty Things #3 – Cups and Mugs

 

Welcome to this weeks Oh You Pretty Things. This weeks theme is ‘cups and mugs.’

Like most people I have a cupboard that is too full of mugs. When everything is clean and put away, they teeter precariously, threatening to tumble out on an unsuspecting door opener. I have giant bucket like mugs for the mornings when my other half requires big tea, and the daintier, thin lipped mugs that my Mum prefers. We have ¬†funny mugs, affectionate logo’d mugs for the world’s coolest/best Mum/Dad/Brother/Sister, and mugs with pictures of the kids on.

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Doors, Coves and Country Parks

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in days out, Featured | 23 comments

Doors, Coves and Country Parks

I am a hibernator. My natural instinct when faced with cold, short days is to bury my face in the biscuit tin and my body in the sofa.

The thing about living with small people is that they don’t let you lie under a blanket for long, unless you are pretending to be a patient in a game, and being poked and prodded at by a toddler wielding a plastic thermometer usually ends up in incidences of near blinding thus is hardly relaxing.

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A Lesson Learnt From Odd Shoes

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Featured, Parenting | 26 comments

A Lesson Learnt From Odd Shoes

Syd wanted to go out in odd shoes the other day. I said no.

‘Why not?’

Um. Bloody good question actually.

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The Threenager

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Featured, Parenting | 27 comments

The Threenager

I am finding parenting Syd a bit of a battleground at the moment. He is in full on threenage mode. For nine-tenths of the day he is an absolute joy to be around, but the other bit……well, that is proving very tricky.

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Oh You Pretty Things #2 – Heirlooms

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Featured, home and interiors | 29 comments

Oh You Pretty Things #2 – Heirlooms

It’s week two of Oh You Pretty Things and Mary is hosting over at Keynko. Thanks to those who linked up their Christmas Presents last week – was a delight to read your posts!

This week the theme is heirlooms. Some heirlooms are valuable, some have priceless sentimental value. We are not a family with masters in the attic, but the second category I can do!

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Brizzle Shizzle

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in days out, Featured | 34 comments

Brizzle Shizzle

Fog that makes you wonder if you are the only people left on earth, two people in the warm bubble of a hatchback as the rest of the world recedes into murk. Dark fingers of naked winter trees reaching out to you through the mist. Then suddenly you burst free into glorious sunshine and the world is back where it should be.

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Living In Limbo

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in General | 32 comments

Living In Limbo

So back at the end of November we had a small shock when we discovered our landlords of five years are moving premises, which means our tenure in the flat above their current shop will also come to an end.

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Blame it on the weatherman.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in General | 15 comments

Blame it on the weatherman.

So snow was a no show for us this time. My kids kept me updated throughout Tuesday on what a variety of weather forecasts were predicting, their excitement rising by the hour with promises of 2 hours of heavy snow on one site.

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Oh You Pretty Things #1 – Christmas Presents

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Featured, home and interiors | 27 comments

Oh You Pretty Things #1 – Christmas Presents

So this is the thing, me and my lovely brain twin Mary from Keynko are big lovers of the stuff. No, not booze (well, that too) but I mean bits and bobs and knick knacks, collectibles and vintage tat of all kinds. Books, toys, homemade, heirlooms, antiques and modern classics. We really love all the stuff. Minimalism is not a word anyone would use to describe our home styles.

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Winter In West Bay

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in days out, Featured | 29 comments

Winter In West Bay

My daughter is rediscovering her love of photography and requested heading out somewhere yesterday to take some snaps. It had to be somewhere that would also occupy a three year old, so we settled on a trip to West Bay. We are lucky enough to live a few miles from there, and seeing it on Broadchurch this week reminded me how beautiful it is and how we were overdue a return visit.

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