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A Lovely Day Out in Liverpool

This family LOVES Liverpool, I nearly studied English at the university there before opting for the bright lights of London and Goldsmiths, University of London- but now we live in Leeds, we like to visit it a lot-for culture, shopping, great food and family fun.
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Wetherby Food Festival Fun

Last weekend, the village next to ours, Wetherby in Leeds held what was quite an impressive food festival-Wetherby Food Festival to be precise- bursting with world cuisine, entertainment for the kids and although out of their control, the sunniest day we've had this year! Woohoo!
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Review of Cosatto’s Ooba Travel System

Last week saw us visiting the magical RHS Harlow Carr gardens in Harrogate, a usual family haunt of ours and a perfect location to show off the luxurious ride that is the Cosatto Ooba Travel System in duck-...
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Papa G’s Birthday Party

We hosted Papa G's birthday at our house yesterday for an early dinner that saw me hitting the sack before my guests left (what a lightweight)!
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Am I ‘Normal’?

Ok so we all know 'normal' doesn't really exist but surely everyone can relate to that very real pressure to fit in, you know, feeling like you're doing the right thing, ticking the boxes of thriving at life, parenting, your job....this oh so common weighing yourself up against the 'norms' and trying not to feel the odd one out...
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Our Tour de France Weekend

The Tour de France spinned off in glorious Yorkshire, starting at the centre before passing through Harewood House, very close to where we live, embroiling us all in the cycling frenzy of the century this weeke...
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I Love You Natty Book Review and Competition

My wonderful friend, the award winning internationally renowned blogger and advocate Hayley Goleniowska of Downs Side Up has produced a groundbreaking book I Love You Natty she helped her nine-year-old daughter Mia write, to inform and support other children who become siblings to a child with Down’s syndrome.
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Party Al Fresco

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't, where've you been?!) then you'll know last night saw my family come together for another legendary party at my stunning Auntie Angelou's beautiful home under a marquee in her garden.
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Tips for Creative Success

After the overwhelming response to my post My Career as a Professional Blogger, I want to share more tips and advice and will do regularly on my blog right here.
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(Some Of) Our House

Moving house and designing our new home has meant many a trip to Habitat, Homebase, Laura Ashley, Cath Kidston and of course lots of antique furniture stores and raids of my mother's family heirlooms (thanks Mum).
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My Time At BritMums Live

BritMums Live was a total and utter whirlwind of a weekend of which I'm not sure I'm even remotely recovered from, but I'll try to articulate my highlights for you here... It was a weekend sponsored by wine (literally) thanks to Lindeman's Wine so forgive me if I've forgotten anything or anyone.
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I’m Going to BritMums Live

In case you didn't know, tomorrow (whoop) I'm going to BritMums Live, the biggest blogging conference in the UK.
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The Roles We Play as Parents

So tonight as I cut my eldest, Oliver's hair (he's currently hairdresser-phobic) I realised that as parents we seem to take on many, MANY roles or jobs from wannabee Nicky Clarke's (more like Edward Scissorhands in my case although Oliver's locks are still long enough to pass for an American kid in a Gap advert-phew) to full time therapists for our kids and more...
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Saying ‘Yes’ to Yoga and ‘No’ to No-Carbs

So for those that avidly read this blog (thanks Big Fat Greek Family), you'll know that I've followed a low-carb (sometimes no-carb when super strict) diet for a while to help get me back to my pre-'babies' body and it's worked, really well in fact and quickly (a matter of months)... as to be honest having PCOS means my body dislikes sugar anyway and white carbs (thanks insulin resistance) and I have to work REALLY HARD to lose weight although let's face it white carbs are no good for anyone...
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My Tips for BritMums Live

I wholeheartedly LOVE BritMums Live and simply can't wait to head there this time next week for the biggest blogging conference in the UK.