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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I can’t quite believe that we’re at 22 months already! In two months time Busby is going to be two… Two! Two?! How has it been almost two years since she arrived in the world with a thump on the bed? Time goes super quickly when you have a toddler!

Busby at 22 months
This month has been a busy one! Nick and I got married, we spent our first week away from Busby and, generally, it feels like we’ve been rushing around a lot, not able to catch our breath. Continue reading

Howdy! I’m back, and with a new look – do you like it?

Well, welcome back to The Week That Was: Captured! Have you all had a wonderful few weeks? I hope so! I’d like to say a MAHOOSIVE THANK YOU to the amazing Aby of You Baby, Me Mummy for hosting over the past three weeks. She has done a fabulous job and I am extremely grateful to her for everything.

Our wedding and honeymoon were amazing! I haven’t had a chance to write about the wedding yet, but our The Week That Was: Honeymooned is here if you fancy a gander.

Bettys Harrogate Honeymoon

My handsome Husband at the beginning of our Honeymoon

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We’ve been the proud owners of the funky Cosatto Giggle 3-in-1 Travel System “New Wave” for just over two months now; through thunderstorms and heat waves, toddler tantrums and blissful naptimes, up steep hills and down onto the seafront, so I think it’s time to share our thoughts with you!

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Autumn is well and truly here! As I sit down to write this, I’ve just made a big ol’ pot of chilli and am sat on the sofa underneath a blanket drinking tea. I love Autumn. It’s definitely my favourite season; the smells, the sounds, the clothes! This year I might even try a spiced pumpkin latte from a well-known coffee retailer that rhymes with ar-clucks… Cosy!

Busby is also enjoying Autumn; we spent the last part of our Honeymoon staying at Nick’s parents house, and she showed great delight in collecting all of the apples from their apple tree… and trying to feed them to me!

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However organised, prepared and omniscient you are, there are some things that will always find a way to niggle you. From the train doors closing just as you reach the platform to that coffee cup spilling all over your favourite work top just before a meeting with the boss.

Although there are no magic potions, spells or miracle cures that will see all your niggles banished to room 101 for good, there are a few clever ways to minimise their effect and even make some of the most niggly of niggles a thing of the past – as this video proves:

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Trying to juggle work and family life is hard enough; throw an uncomfortable, pokey bra into the mix and many working mums will want to give up all together. Continue reading

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So… I’m back! Just about…! The past few weeks have felt super-duper surreal: a mixture of stress, elation, and crazy joy. We have been surrounded by so much love, so much kindness and so much positivity that it’s all a little bit overwhelming. I’ll be writing about the wedding in the next few days (or weeks, depending on how life is going), but for now, I thought I’d re-enter the mad world of blogging with a classic Make, Do and Push! The Week That Was… and this one is all about our relaxing, indulgent, decadent Honeymoon.

Perhaps it should have been called a Foodiemoon?

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