Saturday evening saw me take out my favourite lady, my Mum, for a night at the opera-Opera North's 'The Marriage of Figaro' to be precise for a spot of culture in a spotty dress!
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.
Oliver is one lucky 4 year old boy who thanks to this blog, receives some brilliantly entertaining and educational toys to review. He gets more excited than I do when the postman knocks!
After a dreamy introduction into cacao cuisine.
Last Saturday, we made the 1 1/2 hour drive to Manchester from Leeds for the Christmas Bricktacular at the Trafford Centre.
It might not surprise you that this family of foodies likes to indulge in life and there's no better time for a little luxury than Christmas is there?!
Dinner at Aubaine & an Exclusive Recipe for their Lamb Cassoulet, Merguez Sausage & Green Herb Crust
A review of Aubaine in Kensington.
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Last weekend saw us head to the stunning Ox Pasture Hall Hotel for a weekend break. You can read our review HERE-warming you will want to either get a train or move to Yorkshire as soon as you do and you'll feel very hungry!
We're often kindly offered breaks away thanks to this blog here but they're usually a little far for us to head to for a weekend now that Oliver has started school...However, thanks to the lovely The Boy and Me who recommended us to review the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, we found ourselves not too far from home, in the picturesque seaside town of Scarborough for a gloriously sunny weekend of fresh country air, fine food and family fun!
I am a seriously lucky lady as recently Luxe-Layers gifted me this beautiful designer dress by Brazilian designer Lucidez which I review in full over on my style blog Mummy's Got Style: HERE.
Meet our Zug, Suzie the Sunbeam, a 100% Wool rug for kids that has brought a dose of sunshine into the playroom, even on a rainy day. It must be said, we're all a little bit besotted with smiley Suzie who has brightened up our lives! ZUGS is a new boutique ...
Oliver loves cars almost as much as baby Alexander adores footballs... the playroom is literally bursting with them (both).
Little Oliver (just 4) takes after my brother, his (not so little) Uncle Solos (31) who I'm currently calling Naughty Uncle Solos as he usually arrives to see the kids with bags of sweets on the naughty list (which aren't on the list to be fair), toy guns (definitely on the naughty list) and ice pops-mostly in the winter. Le sigh.
The other day, I received an exciting email from online sunglasses boutique Pret a voir asking if I might like some Chanel sunglasses to model and review. Obviously this took a lot of careful thought and consideration as you can imagine....So about half a millisecond later, I gracefully accepted while dancing round the living room!
Papa G's a football mad Gunners supporter and in time for Father's Day (held this year on June 17) he was kindly sent a handcrafted, beautiful architectural model of his beloved Arsenal Stadium (£99) from Chisel & Mouse . Just look at his face: think he's even happier than the day I was born. Nearly.