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Technology // Surviving the Summer Holidays with Google Home

A few months ago, I was invited to attend the most wonderful dinner, hosted by Google, in London. It was to celebrate the launch of their new product ‘Google Home’, and we were each sent our own Google Home a couple of weeks later to put to the test. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the Google Home has changed our lives. So much so that when we go and stay elsewhere, Nick and I catch ourselves saying “Ok, Google!” only to realise that we’re not at  ...

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Motherhood // 7 things nobody tells you about having 2 children

My solstice children turn 4.5 years and 2 years old this week, and I don’t know whether to sob and bury my head into a tub of mini flapjacks, or a milk and soya free Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake…? I actually can’t quite believe I’ve survived. It’s been an interesting couple of years: tough, exhausting, but also really rather awesome. When we decided to have a second baby, and consequently fell pregnant, I had an idealistic view of how life would be.  ...

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Motherhood // Ideas for a Mum night in

Today’s hectic family lifestyle can be very demanding, and I find the need for a real break from being a mum arises fairly frequently. Going on a family holiday doesn’t always fit the bill because it’s often a case of ‘same stuff, different location’ and, although holidays are fun, they turn out to be fairly exhausting. Organising a dedicated girls’ night in, however, may provide just the right tonic for unwinding, having fun and truly relaxing. Here are a few ideas for a  ...

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Motherhood // Photography as Therapy

At the beginning of 2016 I was sad. Very very sad. There were days where I couldn’t leave the house because my anxiety was so overpowering. So crushing. So suffocating. After six months of parenting two children under four. Six months of not sleeping for more than 3 hours in a row. Six months of daily tears. After the months of surviving with a poor baby who was suffering from silent reflux. With his allergies that were only just being discovered. My anxiety and fear that people would  ...

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