There aren’t many opportunities in Motherhood where you have to sit still for three hours, read magazines and drink peppermint tea. In fact, I’m not sure I can think of any… so when I was asked whether I’d be interested in having my hair cut and coloured at Tai Hair & Beauty in Hove I (obviously) nodded profusely.
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I have a marvellous giveaway for you all on this miserable October day. You may remember my review of this beautiful necklace from last week?
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Well, today I’m giving away one £20 gift voucher to spend on! The perfect prize for picking that Christmas party statement necklace, or Winter Wedding bracelet! All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter below to enter. T&Cs apply (see Rafflecopter widget for more details). UK Entrants only please. Continue reading

Sundays, since we have returned from Honeymoon, have been blissful; they are filled with lazy breakfasts (well, as lazy as one can be with a Toddler), snuggly clothes and Autumnal adventures. The evenings involve early baths, hearty meals and Downton Abbey, curled up on the sofa with my husband. I couldn’t really wish for much else.
Autumn in Lewes
We have been making the most of our last Autumn in Sussex. I’ve written before about my love for Autumn, and Sussex in Autumn is a beautiful thing; the stormy, wild waves on Brighton Beach, the warm glow of the sun on your face while sitting in a yellow, orange and red scattered park in leafy Lewes, splish-sploshing through puddles on one of our Sunday walks around a beautiful local National Trust property. Continue reading

Aloe vera can be found in a number of products from The Body Shop. Their organic aloe vera is grown and harvested in Guatamala, and was traditionally used to heal wounds and various skin conditions (it’s fantastic for sunburn!). The Body Shop’s Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera is made from 100% preservative free concentrated aloe vera gel.
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I was sent three products to try from The Body Shop that contain their Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera. Continue reading

Hullo! Hullo! Welcome to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you had a wonderful 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
lori headerI really enjoyed Lori’s (Lori and the Caravan) post last week – she was questioning her identity since her career change, and it really resonated. Continue reading

As you can imagine, I was extremely disappointed that I was unable to attend the Stokke Preview Event at The Baby Show in London yesterday! I was desperate to see their latest collection in the flesh (or rather, metal) and take them for a mini test drive… but life gets in the way of beautiful new strollers occasionally, so here’s my pick of what I wish I’d seen!

Stokke® Xplory® Special Edition “True Black”
Oooh, what a majestic steed this is!
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“Inspired by the unique silhouette and innovation of the stroller itself, True Black makes the iconic design of the Stokke® Xplory® even more striking. Contrasting textures of soft, matt textiles and shiny metal combine for a decidedly distinctive look.” Doesn’t it sound divine? It’s a stroller that will go with everything! Continue reading

A few weeks before the wedding, the lovely Julie from Accessories Boutique got in touch and asked whether I’d be interested in reviewing a piece of jewellery from their beautiful online collection. I’m a bit of a magpie, so when I came across this gorgeous two row pearl bead necklace I instantly fell in love. It matched my wedding dress perfectly, as well as a number of Honeymoon outfits I had planned.

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The Accessories Boutique website has lots of beautiful items to choose from, including bags (how gorgeous is this tweed messenger?), scarves and rings. All of the items are reasonably priced, and have a vintagesque style to them. Continue reading

A few weeks ago I may have hinted that big changes were ahoy… well, since the wedding is now over and our Honeymoon has been well and truly consumed (man, it was gooood), and Nick’s notice has been handed in, I am now at liberty to divulge our news!
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When the Drops of Youth™ Eye Concentrate from The Body Shop arrived on my doorstep I did wonder whether I would get much use out of the product; I’m only 27 after all, do I really need this in my life?! As it turns out, I do!

It has become one of my “must-have” beauty products.
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I’ve written about my love for The Grange in Lewes previously, so I won’t hark on about it again now (although if you’re looking for somewhere wonderful to take the children to burn off some energy in Lewes – with toilets – then The Grange is your place); it’s where Busby and I headed to yesterday to eat our lunch and explore.
Tree Hugging Toddler

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