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Jeeves of the Dump

Saturday was a fantastic day in terms of finding furniture for our house! Mutti and I headed to the vintage pop-up fair in Brighton where we found a new (but old) chest of drawers/tall boy to replace the very broken IKEA one in our bedroom – hoorah! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s a refurbished 1940s piece with the original mirror in the top. It looks wonderful in our bedroom; it really makes me smile. Nick and I then took the IKEA drawers down to the tip, when lo and behold I  ...

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The Heavily Pregnant Lady’s Guide to Christmas Shopping

I love Christmas. Ok, love is an understatement, but there are no words that quite describe how excited and thrilled I become at Christmas. In terms of celebratory days, my love of Christmas transcends all…(except for maybe my birthday). I’m like a small child on…well, Christmas day morning…just for the entirety of December. I love the smells (mulled wine, pine needles, crisp winter air), I love the music (the old songs are the best) and I love the evenings tucked up  ...

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Thrifty Mutti: My Folksy Finds

I have been on a mission to seek out baby bargains for my little trouble-monkey to wear when she joins us in December. I thought I’d try Folksy as a starting point, as I’m a great lover, maker and supporter of British handmade goods. If you’ve never visited Folksy and love anything handmade then go go go now! It’s a gem of a website where talented British crafters sell their wares very reasonably…a sort of English Etsy…and there are bountiful bargains to  ...

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Thrifty Mutti-to-be: Shopping for Maternity Clothes

Copyright of Cathy Thorne I’m starting to reach that point in pregnancy where there’s no way my clothes-of-days-past will fit over my ever-growing Bump. I’ve been making them stretch for a good few weeks now, but I can’t bury my head in the sand for much longer. Turning up at work in a too small t-shirt with Bump out for everyone to see is not an option (plus I imagine I’d get a rather cold tummy). I’ve even threatened Nick that once I reach 36 weeks  ...

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