Ready for Good Friday

Good Friday-Greek Easter

Greek Easter is the most important religious event for Greek Orthodox Christians and a time for all the family to come together.

Skills Toddlers Give You-They’re Good Like That!

Hot on the yummy mummy Jimmy Choo heels (make that Uggs) of Skills Babies Give You-They're Good Like That comes unsolicited toddler skills you acquire the minute those babies turn into freaking, speaking, tantrumming toddler children. Oh joy!
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Personalised Champagne Flutes: Cheers!

We were kindly sent these personalised champagne flutes from GiftsOnline4U and for those who follow this blog, you'll know champagne is my drink of choice! Clink, clink.
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Daddy, I Made You Dinner

Whiles I attended the Mamas & Papas Awards last night, Peter held the fort with the boys. When baby Alexander was sleeping, just before bedtime, Oliver 'cooked' Daddy dinner.
Christine Boothroyd

Interview with Hotel Owner Christine Boothroyd

Christine Boothroyd owns and runs The Chambers in Leeds, the first serviced apartments in the North. The Chambers have been voted the top/number 1 Hotel in Leeds according to Trip Advisor for 3 years running – winning Travellers’ Choice 2013 for the second year running. The Chambers was also voted into the Top 20 as The Place to stay in the UK by Trip Advisor, out of 16,500 venues. It is also a hotspot for TV and film; a well known media hangout.
Garnier Simply Essential Toner

Beauty Spot Tuesday-Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing Toner

I am literally obsessed with Garnier's Simply Essentials Soothing toner and buy it in bulk from Boots along with the simply essential eye make up remover. Suitable for sensitive skin like mine, once I've removed my eye make up and used my Eve Lom Cleanser, I dab this toner all over my face allowing it to further cleanse and refresh my complexion.
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A Day Out at Hesketh Farm

A few weeks ago, we spent a truly delightful day out at Hesketh Farm Park near Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire. We stroked and fed the farm animals, Oliver raced around on an indoor tractor, Mummy and child played on the swings (my favourite bit) and we had hours of fun in the outdoor sandpit.
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A Family Holiday in Tenerife

In fitting with my recent holiday themed posts, I bring you another fantastic family friendly destination: Tenerife.
Oliver-Honest Mum

Crafting with Kids (But Not As You Know It)

Reading's kinda like crafting isn't it?! Although I have a strong art background and used to exhibit my work (with some oils still hanging in restaurants), I would really love to do more crafting with the todd...
Oliver in sunglasses


The last few days have been super sunny in the UK and it's made us all feel fabulously happy again! There's nothing like warm walks in the park and eating al fresco to brighten up the day.
Lemine white floral dress from Reiss

Perfect Summer Dresses

So I'm very nearly back into most of my old wardrobe bar a few items which is exciting and my post baby body deserves a bit of retail therapy so what better excuse than to splash out on some pretty summer dresses in time for the sun coming out! Here are my picks of the latest fashion buys I've got my eyes on.
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Girly Weekend-Just What I Needed!

Over on my Mummy's Got Style blog, you can read about my girly weekend away to Manchester for one of my best friend's birthday's Beccy, above! There was dancing, more dancing and a bit of barefoot dancing by the end of the night. This Mamma got her cool back! Enjoy!

Cool Kid

My kids are cool (natch) but I was especially proud this morning when Oliver announced he wanted my recent purchase of "Trevor 'Elson' on please Mummy".

Evian: Here Comes the Toddler Hotstepper

Evian have gone and done it again, creating quite possibly the funniest ad in the world; the concept showcases a mirror where your baby self grooves to a remix of Here Comes the Hotstepper. Another commercial I wish I'd directed to add to the list! I know exactly what the toddler and I will be hot stepping to around the living room tomorrow! Don't you just love it?