Camp Bestival Line-Up 2015

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Featured, Music | 21 comments

Camp Bestival Line-Up 2015

Woo-hoo – so now not only do we know the awesomeness of this years Camp Bestival’s theme, we also have the line-up!

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Socialist Snow and Nit Nuking.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, General | 23 comments

Socialist Snow and Nit Nuking.

Yet again we are in the midst of a nationwide snow panic, and yet again, much to our disappointment, we have rain here. It is getting to the point where were a political party to guarantee snow as part of their manifesto, they would be likely to get my vote.

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Pink Parcel Review #ItsAMonthlyThing

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Reviews | 14 comments

Pink Parcel Review #ItsAMonthlyThing

Pink Parcel take the idea of the traditional monthly subscription beauty box and add something new to it. The idea is that you can time your delivery to arrive a few days before your period is due, perfect to give you a lift at that grumpy time of the month. Not only does it include beauty products, lifestyle products and treat items, but also your feminine hygiene products for the month.

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Oh You Pretty Things #3 – Cups and Mugs

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Featured, home and interiors | 29 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 | 25 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 | 27 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 | 30 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 | 35 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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