Petit Bateau dress

Ooh La La – French Style with Melijoe

A fan of things French, fashion, food, film and with a husband who is part French, it's inevitable that I admire and covet French brands for myself and my family. So much so, my second wedding dress (I luckily got two weddings to the same man, was by the famous French designers Cymbeline.
tantrums

Tips on Dealing with Tantrums and the Terrible Twos

Most of us have had terrible two year olds on our hands at some point haven't we-please tell me you can relate-that loss of control, the irritation, embarrassment and frankly, downright fatigue of dealing with a 2 going on 12 year old 'twonager'! Yes we all know this stubbornness and quest for independence is formative, normal behaviour especially as 2 year olds can't yet reason, but it doesn't make it any less tough when you're in the midst of it all, does it?
The Olive Tree moussaka

Mother’s Day Competition: Win A £50 Voucher For The Olive Tree in Leeds

My own Mum is my biggest inspiration, the smartest, most selfless woman who did a cracking job of raising my brother, Solos and I and offers me crucial childcare, support and love in raising my own two sons. I literally don't know what I would do without her. I always try to make sure my mum knows how much I appreciate her. From simple spontaneous texts telling her that I love her to glamorous nights out at the opera. However, I still like to make a big fuss about her on Mother's Day. Yes its driven by commercialism but who cares! It's the one day of the year that I can dedicate to the number one woman in my life! I didn't think my mum could be more amazing if she tried, but she has surpassed herself and is kindly offering one lucky reader the chance to win a £50 voucher for my family's multi-award winning restaurant The Olive Tree to be used this Sunday (15 March 2015) as an amazing Mothers Day treat!
Paul Smith sleepsuit

Baby Style by Melijoe

My two little boys at 5 and 2 might not be babies anymore but that doesn't mean I don't still love seeking out the cutest of baby clothes, no I'm not broody but I have lots of close friends and family members with little babies and I love finding the perfect presents for the
Juliet McGrattan

Wonderful Women Interview with GP and Writer Juliet McGrattan

Juliet is a GP, mum to three children and a health writer. She also has her own running club, runs marathons and fundraises for charity. With a regular column in Women’s Running, a growing online following and plans for a book, Juliet is one inspiring, wonderful woman.
POP BOOKS

Competition to Win 10 POP BOOK Photobooks

Those who follow this blog know that this family are photo-mad, be it striking a pose in photographs ourselves or simply snapping family days out, the ordinary (park life, the food we love) and the extraordinary (film premieres, holidays, modelling shoots and more), usually my gifted husband Peter behind the lens.
country life

A Weekend Away at The Coach House in Yorkshire

After a month of illness in this family, we finally all felt better and were in much need of a retreat, a break from the norm, not far from home to simply rest, relax and feel rejuvenated once more. The universe must have been listening, as the wonderful Gorgeous Cottages got in touch to see if we wanted to break in a luxury holiday home, The Coach House in Yorkshire.
brilliant blog posts-Honest Mum

Brilliant Blog Posts 5th March 2015

Yay for another week of #brilliantblogposts- we had a whopping 191 posts link up last week so thank you all for your continued support and love for this blog linky. This week I'm sharing a wonderful weekend retreat this family had last weekend in the Yorkshire countryside not far from where we live. We even made a little film while we were there.