3 tips to organise your school mornings

3 tips for less stressful school mornings & Giveaway!

The beginning of the new school year always rolls round so quickly after a summer of great weather and beach holidays. I always feel like September is like a fake New Year… the kids are in new classes, new shoes and new routines. I am also trying to get into a proper routine after a summer of slotting in work…

winter warmers for NYC

Style: Winter Warmers for NYC

Collaborative post.  I am off to New York for my birthday in January – and it seems like ages away but I’m sure it will be upon us before we know it! New York is notoriously cold in winter and often snows, with an average of around 4 degrees celsius during the day plus wind chills making it feel lower.…

Athena & Arlo – September 2019

The Summer holidays are well and truly behind us and we’re a couple of weeks into a new school year – one where BOTH my kids are at school! Arlo started reception and now merrily heads into his classroom without looking back – I wasn’t convinced it would be this easy as on the first day there was some trepidation…

Scrapbook Loves August 19

Hello! It’s me, writer and neglector of this blog. What can I say, the summer holidays have consumed all my time! Here’s what I’ve been reading, watching, wearing etc in August! Read The four books above are the fiction books I read this month. The Rabbit Girls is the stand out favourite – it’s about a woman who is looking…

Athena and Arlo august 19

Athena and Arlo – August 19

The end of the Summer holidays are in sight – hurrah! One more week at home and then a week in Norfolk with family and we’re done! I mean, I would say that I’m not wishing them away but I sort of am… It’s just been a huge juggle this year due to various factors and I think the kids…

Book Review: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Today’s post is a guest post from Asha at Yeah Lifestyle. She loves reading as much as I do so I was more than happy to host her review here. I’ve read another book by this author, and really enjoyed it so have added this one to my ‘to read’ pile! You can find out more about Asha at the…

MicroScooter Cruiser review

[contains a gifted item & affiliate links] As a Microscooter ambassador Athena was lucky enough to be sent a Cruiser Scooter and has been putting it to the test, ready to review it! Athena started scooting at two with a micro-scooter, then moved to a maxi-micro when she started school two years ago. She and her brother scoot to and…

me and mine july 19

Me and Mine – July 19

We took our family photo in the middle of our festival weekend, camera hastily balanced on top of our trolley… But we’re all the happiest we’ve been this year probably! The summer stretching out ahead of us! The kids are both getting so tall too, I don’t normally notice it but this photo makes them both seem like giants! Hope…

Scrapbook Loves July 19

Another month has shot by so here’s what I read, watched etc in July. Read I read these six books in July, the stand out being Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It’s a novel that stretches generations and continents, family, suffering and so much more. The Shape of Us is also enthralling, lots of interwoven story lines and would make a…

Athena and arlo july 19

Athena & Arlo July 2019

This month my darling offspring have seemed closer than ever, and I think this summer is going to be a lot of them ganging up on me in order to try and get their own way. There have still been squabbles and tale-telling (should that be tell-taling? My brain is mush right now) but generally they’re being pretty nice to…

Surviving the Summer holidays with kids when you work at home

As of this afternoon I have six (and a half, that half is very important!) weeks stretching ahead of me with my two little darlings! Normally they are in childcare 9-3 ish five days a week so I can work. I work from home mostly, with a day or sometimes two spent at a clients but that doesn’t mean I…

Brightening up our home with Posterstore

[Items in this post are gifted for the purpose of this review] We still have a fairly long list of things to do in our home to make it  more appealing to buyers when the time comes to sell it, but a lot of the changes we want to make will obviously benefit us too for however long we live…