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Classic children’s books

I was in Rosa’s room one day tidying up when I was seized by an irrational hatred of all the ‘modern girls fiction’ that lines her shelves and her bed in a perkily rainbow way. Not to name any specific … Continue reading

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The life-changing magic of tidying: a review

I am ashamed to say that when Oli told me he’d bought a book ‘about tidying’ my first thoughts were not entirely charitable. “A BOOK!” I huffed. First to him, then to myself, then to a series of sympathetic friends. … Continue reading

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DIY heart garland tutorial

My eldest Rosa has always loved hearts. In her first year of school, she told me seriously, “I love hearts. I just love everything to do with love, Mummy.” So I decided to make her a garland made from felt … Continue reading

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More mini updates

After my experiment with washi tape and instagram prints, and my creation of the World’s Fastest Ever Bunting (TM) it seems I might be definitely in a phase of small home updates. This isn’t perhaps surprising, when I am juggling … Continue reading

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Advent activities for real life

                                  I am a big fan of advent calendars. I may have blogged about this before. They represent to me a near-perfect combination of … Continue reading

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Simplest, fastest DIY bunting ever

I think it’s fair to say I am quite a fan of bunting. I have already blogged about the birthday bunting I made to string up over the mantelpiece during family birthdays. I also made Christmas bunting. Oh, and bunting … Continue reading

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A cheering 5 minute update

Obviously, being someone who is obsessed with improving her house, I spend a long time dreaming of huge, big house-changing projects. We have just knocked through our two reception rooms downstairs (have I still not blogged about this in full? … Continue reading

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Lotus mirror review

I have always had a bit of a thing for a decorative mirror. Long before I had a whole house to prettify, when I was a student living in college accommodation, my sister bought me a beautiful wooden mirror shaped … Continue reading

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Rosa’s rose party

       My two biggest girls are very into birthday parties. Now aged 6 (only just) and 3-and-three-quarters, they begin planning their next birthday party just as the guests are leaving from the current one. Rosa’s first birthday party was a … Continue reading

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Room by room

I have alluded to the fact that we are having building work done. Time for me to blog properly about it. Since we first moved into this house, I have periodically announced to Oli that I wanted to knock down … Continue reading

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