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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-egg blue, recently gifted to Alexander. Pur...
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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 weekend! My husband Peter and I spent the evenin...
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Mother and Son Model Joules

Over on my style blog Mummy's Got Style, it's #Fashionfriday, a linky for all you fashionistas where you can add style posts of you and your kids or fashion wish-lists. All style related posts are welcome- new, archived and as many posts as you like! Everybody's welcome too of course!
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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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Playing Mummies and Daddies

So last night I mentioned on social media that I often feel I'm just playing Mummies and Daddies, that I look at my cute kids then question whose they are-you see deep down I still feel 16. OK make that 18. Thankfully from the response I got online, it seems I'm not alone...
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Interview with Digital Designer Amee D’Souza

Amee is a freelance digital designer and consultant based in London. With qualifications and experience in illustration and animation, interaction design and web design and build, she’s one of those rare beings who is equally comfortable with the creative and technical aspects of developing a successful web presence.
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Our Very Merry Christmas!

I appear to have drifted into a festive themed blissful retreat filled with quality family time, delicious, Christmas food (Greek, English, French) and sunny, invigorating winter walks: wow, what a week. I feel like a new girl: relaxed, renewed and ready for the New Year. Cheers!
Alexander

A Night in A&E

Last night saw us rushing to A&E as Alexander, aged 14 months experienced episodes where he was struggling for breath. As you can imagine, it was an alarming, stressful time for my husband and I. Alexander had already been seen twice by the GP yesterday, once in the morning with a 39.9 degree temperature and then at 5pm with worsening flu like symptoms.
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How to Be a Fun Mum in 5 Easy Steps…

Since becoming a Mama, a couple of my friends have mentioned in passing that they would love me to be their Mum because I’m so fun (how cool is that?)