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Xander

Nursery is Not Working Out

So those who follow me here and on FB know that Alexander, 2 and 4 months, trialled nursery last September after his 2nd birthday and HATED it.
child sleeping

10 Tips To Help Sleep-Deprived Parents

Sleep-deprivation isn't just for parents of newborns, I'm still waiting for my 5 year old, Oliver to sleep through the night, every night. Really. Both he and Alexander are light sleepers like their Mama and both will usually wake up at least once a night if not more. Good times. ...And it's not just us who are suffering, the majority of parents I've asked recently, seem to be too. It appears we are all relentlessly searching for the holy grail of consistent sleep-argh remember the full 8 hours pre-kids. It's but a distant memory for myself and so many.
birthday boy

Oliver Turns 5

On Saturday, my eldest son, my floppy haired, bright eyed Oliver turned 5. I actually can't believe I'm typing this out-5, it sounds so, well grown up.
brothers

A Magical Day at Beningbrough Hall in York

Although I was born in Leeds and we've now lived in Leeds for nearly 4 years after many years in London, we are still discovering new happy-making places in this beautiful part of the world for all the family.
Table setting

Welcoming in the New Year

The family got together for a little New Year's Eve shindig at our house this year which was just so relaxed and warm, and well, overflowing with laughter and love. A mush-ball of a sentence I know, but so flipping true.
brothers

Our Festive Family Time

The theme of Christmas this year seemed to be relaxation for us-pure uninterrupted family time, with a self imposed social media silence allowing me to focus solely on the little ones.
afternoon tea, Godiva, Harrods

Blogger Meetings In London

The other day saw me head to London for some exciting meetings with fabulous brands Flora, Harrods and Vouchercodes.co.uk.
family with their Cosatto stroller

Cosatto: Saving Me From Boring Kids Stuff!

I love working with Cosatto, they really shine some twinkly stardust over my life whenever we collaborate or they ask me to review yet another gorgeous product from their collection-it's a tough job I know ;)... So without further ado, let me share in detail the fabulous Supa Firebird Pushchair we were sent for little Alexander, 2...Oh and the most fun day you could imagine at their HQ where they unveiled the lushest of lush Spring/Summer range that really will make your summer sunny even if it rains!
Yorkshire moors

A Long Weekend at the Luxury Cowslip Cottage

Last weekend saw us pack up our bags and wrap up warm for two nights at Cowslip Cottage in the quaint village of Sleights, one of many luxury cottages within the Gorgeous Cottages portfolio.
diggerland

Totally Digging Diggerland

A few weeks ago on the final day of the season until it reopens in February again to the public, we enjoyed an incredible day playing with diggers at Diggerland in Yorkshire. Yep you read that right, I along wi...
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‘Get Santa’ Film Premiere

So we'd not attended a film premiere for a while (hard life huh) and then two come along at once! I know!!! We attended the glittering world premiere of Paddington last week at the Odeon Leicester Square and before even hitting the publish button on the post about it, I'd received an invite for the Get Santa premiere, the following Sunday!