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Florence’s Two Month Baby Update

Florence’s Two Month Baby Update

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last baby update and as the weeks are going by so so quickly these days, I’ve decided to move to monthly updates rather than weekly with other posts about our days out and such as we go […]

HushCush Nursing Pillow Review & Giveaway

HushCush Nursing Pillow Review & Giveaway

In my opinion feeding a baby is one of loveliest jobs in the world, not only does it give you the perfect opportunity to bond with your little one, there;s nothing like snuggling a baby close and gazing down into their big eyes while they […]

Our day out at the Volks Weald Festival & Penshurst Place

Our day out at the Volks Weald Festival & Penshurst Place

We had the loveliest family day out yesterday at the Volks Weald festival and getting lost in the Maize maze at the hosting venue, Penshurst Place. I had never been to a car show before, nor to Penshurst Place so it was all a bit new to me and we were excited to discover a new place to explore.

I’m not a great lover of cars, my knowledge of them just about stops with the colour so I was prepared to be bored until we got to the maze but actually the Volks Weald show was  really good & definitely more than just a field of cars.

The grounds were lined with a rainbow gorgeous retro campers, beautiful classic beatles and super cool vintage scooters. I’ve come home dreaming of owning & restoring our very own VW Camper which we can go on adventures in as a family in the coming years.

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The camper of my dreams!

IMG_1476There were also a lot of artisan stalls & food and drinks stands which my sister & I took great pleasure in wandering round.

This inflatable tavern was probably the showstopper when it came to the stands, what a cool idea for events! I think Sean has this high on his list for when we eventually get married (once he’s asked me that is!).

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We had a lovely chat with Stephanie, the owner of ‘The Little Red Wagon Company’ who not only sells these gorgeous wooden wagons but made all of the dresses below in one week! They’re so well made and I love the patterns and bold prints. If they’d had her size, I’d have definitely picked one up for Florence in each of the designs.

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We couldn’t resist making use of this ultra cool retro Coca Cola fridge!

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There was live music playing while we ate our lunch on Hay bales and Florence hit the hay while taking a break from being in the carrier. VOLKS WEALD 14

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And then it was time to find the Maize Maze! Maize Maze

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There are two routes for the Maize Maze – one that takes 15 minutes and one that takes an hour. Sean, of course, opted for the hour long route! We were given a map and a sheet to stamp the checkpoints in. It was good fun, though if you take a buggy be prepared to either leave it behind or pop baby in a carrier as the ground is very uneven!
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And Florence even got a sticker for completing it!

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We’ll definitely be returning to discover more of Penshurst Place this Summer as we didn’t get to see very much of it at all.

*EDIT 13.05.2018 – VOLKS WEALD FESTIVAL IS RETURNING TO PENSHURST PLACE FOR 2018 ON 13TH – 15TH JULY.

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Mama & Baby Style #4 – Bold & Beautiful

Mama & Baby Style #4 – Bold & Beautiful

Ahh, week four already! I absolutely love this weeks Mama & Baby style outift combo! I’ve given my wardrobe a bit of a revamp this last couple of weeks thanks to the Summer sales and bold prints seem to have taken over a little! Normally I’d […]

Our Latest New Mum & Baby Fashion Hauls

Our Latest New Mum & Baby Fashion Hauls

I’ve taken to YouTube to share our latest clothing purchases for Florence & I including today’s fashion haul from the Next Summer Sale. The Next Summer Sale Baby Girl Fashion Haul New Mum Fashion Haul Baby Girl Fashion Haul If you enjoyed our latest videos, we’d […]

8 Flower Baby Names for your list

8 Flower Baby Names for your list

When it came to naming Florence, it became quite clear towards the end of my pregnancy that I was particularly drawn to names with floral connotations. Florence itself means ‘Blossoming’ which I love, and her middle name, Ivy,  is strong & timeless much like the plant itself. Combined they become ‘Blossoming Strength’ which to me is just beautiful and really suits our little determined beauty. However, these weren’t the only names I had on my list and I spent many an hour during my maternity leave looking up names and flower meanings to help me decide. I’ve collated a few of my favourites along with some other gorgeous flower baby names in the hope to inspire you!

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Daisy

Something about daisies remind me of the innocence of childhood – I remember picking them and making daisy chains in the park and putting them in little bunches for my Mum. The name Daisy is such a pretty little name for baby girl!

Fearne 

We’ve reserved Fearne for if we ever have another little girl. It’s so cool and edgy and goes so nicely with Florence.

Rose

I absolutely love the name Rose, it’s such a classic English name and is often lengthened to Rosie. Not only does it have connotations of Love and romance pink roses will always remind me of my Nan  so it has a family connection too.
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Poppy 

The flower of remembrance, there is not a more iconic flower than a Poppy. Vibrant & bold, to me the name Poppy suits a girl with a big personality.

Iris 

Again, another beautiful classic name perfect for a little one. Iris was and still s one of my favourite girls names and also means rainbow. To me it signifies hope and wonder.

Lavender  

A gorgeous fragrant flower which always brightens up my day, lavender represents grace and elegance.

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Holly

Again, another name we had on our baby names list for Florence. I think it would be a lovely name for a Christmas baby.

Lilly 

Lillies, particularly tiger lillies are one of my favourite flowers and the name Lily has grown rapidly in popularity. Nationally it is known as a symbol of peace and and purity.

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Florence’s Six Week Baby Update

Florence’s Six Week Baby Update

You turned six weeks old yesterday and my goodness you suddenly seem so big! Perhaps it is because we weighed you on Friday (mothercare have scales you can use to weigh your baby –  who knew?) and you already weighed 10lb 9oz! The health visitor […]

Mama & Baby Style #3 – Girl Power

Mama & Baby Style #3 – Girl Power

This weeks fashion post is all about Girl Power thanks to these cute slogan tees from two of our High Street favourites! If you can’t match your daughter while she’s little and can’t protest, when can you?! Afterall ‘Twinning is Winning’ right?  I recently discovered […]