Hullo! Welcome to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you had a fab week?

The rules for #TWTWC are simple; link up one post about your week! It can be photographed, Instagrammed, written, videoed… basically in any format you wish! This linky is about capturing memories and I treat it a bit like an online diary. Please only link up relevant posts. Also, if you fancy commenting on other people’s posts that would be super too – everyone loves a comment!

Last week
two beansI salivated over this post from Kate (Two Beans and a Bump)… I’ve never eaten avocado on toast before, but it sounds heavenly! I’m going to have to try it! Continue reading


Busby is a huge fan of sheep, so when Olive & Moss gifted her this gorgeous dress and these wonderful tights from their lovely range of clothes, she couldn’t wait to try them on… (in fact, she loved them so much that she didn’t want to take them off at bath time!)

Olive & Moss Review

Dress and tights: Olive & Moss // Shoes: Mothercare

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Well here we are at 23 months! It’s hard to believe that Busby will be two in just one month!
Busby at 23 months
This month Busby has most certainly become more cunning! She has somehow worked out that if she doesn’t get her own way with one adult, then she can turn her charm on the other adult in the room (a smile and sweet tone to her voice) and try her luck there. It’s very cheeky, and usually produces much laughter from us! Continue reading


The giveaways continue on Make, Do and Push! today with one for the Dads (and car-obsessed Mums).

We’ve joined forces with BMW to bring you this rather fabulous, stylish BMW ride-on/push toy car – the perfect present for any car-loving little person this Christmas.
BMW giveaway
I know Busby would love to ride on this awesome toy! Continue reading


Yesterday Busby and I said “farewell” to one of my oldest and closest friends… well, not “farewell” really, more “au revoir!” because we will see her again, it might just be a few months until we’re back in Sussex.

We all went to Bill’s in Lewes for lunch. If you haven’t ever been to Bill’s before I would whole heartedly recommend breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea AND dinner there (maybe not in the same day though…) The halloumi and houmous burger is to die for – as are the puddings – plus they’re ridiculously good with children, and their kids menu doesn’t just consist of “stuff and chips”.
ice cream bills
I digress (I’m going to miss Bill’s - I’m not sure it has made it to Yorkshire yet…) Continue reading


I have another fantastic giveaway for you on Make, Do and Push! today. The fabulous folk at E45 are giving you, my lovely readers, the chance to win one of three sets of E45 cream in our giveaway. The set consists of a bottle of E45 Moisturising Lotion, and a handy tube of Repair and Protect Overnight Hand Cream from their range of skin care products. Ideal for keeping your skin soft and moisturised during the coming Winter months! e45 cream Continue reading


Hullo! Welcome to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you had a fab week?

The rules for #TWTWC are simple; link up one post about your week! It can be photographed, Instagrammed, written, videoed… basically in any format you wish! This linky is about capturing memories and I treat it a bit like an online diary. Please only link up relevant posts. Also, if you fancy commenting on other people’s posts that would be super too – everyone loves a comment!

Last week
Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 20.58.25I really enjoyed reading Kirsty’s (Hijacked by Twins) post about her detoxing week; she has inspired me to try and be a bit more healthy with my caffeine intake! Continue reading


I have a great giveaway for you on Make, Do and Push! today. Back in July I was invited to a press launch for the new Piper, the All-In-One Home Security Device. Unfortunately, I was unable to make the event at the last minute, but the lovely people at Piper have sent me one of their Piper devices, worth £157*, to giveaway to a lucky reader!

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When Britax sent this press release through to me yesterday I was completely shocked at their findings! We love exploring outside as a family (and as just Busby and I when Nick is at work); it’s a huge reason why we’re moving to Yorkshire, so Busby (and any future children we may have) can explore and have more freedom outside. For that reason I can’t quite comprehend this report – perhaps life will be different when we have more than one child to contend with?

Families exploring the Great Outdoors has dropped by a third in one generation

· British parents say getting outdoors as a family is ‘stressful’
· Report reveals the more children you have, the less time you spend outside
· Parents are nervous about their children’s safety while outdoors

ADVENTURE awaits

Busby enjoying the great outdoors

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I was going to make this a post about the whole of the Reception Party, but then realised (once again) that there were far too many photos I wanted to share! So this is just of our beautiful Hall and delicious Wedding Breakfast.

Talking of the Wedding Breakfast, if you’re looking for wonderful caterers that go above and beyond, who produce the most divine food, and who are genuinely lovely, then I can’t recommend the wonderful team at Jam & Tea more! I hope there’s another opportunity in the future where I can hire Maryanne (or at least sample her ridiculously amazing maple and pecan scones) again, as she was a superstar and a highlight of our Wedding Day.

So the Hall… the Hall was the baby I nurtured and crafted for two years of my life. I spent hours of my life pinning wedding-related images on Pinterest, and never in a thousand years did I think the Hall would actually look better than I could have envisaged. I couldn’t have done it without my amazing team of helpers (you know who you are!) who stayed until 10pm the night before the wedding hanging bunting, stringing festoon lighting, chopping up flowers, ironing swathes of table cloths, gluing metres of twine to jam jars… the list is endless, but thank you for bringing my vision to life (and I hope I wasn’t too bossy – apologies if I was!) Continue reading

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