Category: lifestyle

6 Ways to Stay Safe on a Night Out this Holiday Season

6 Ways to Stay Safe on a Night Out this Holiday Season

With party season in full swing, I have the pleasure of handing over my blog to the very talented Gina Kay Daniel who is here to share her tips for staying safe on a night out.  I might have swapped nightclubs for night feeds just […]

A day out at Healey’s Cyder Farm

A day out at Healey’s Cyder Farm

If you hadn’t seen already, we spent last week on holiday in Cornwall. We had a wonderful week exploring and on Wednesday we headed to Healey’s Cyder Farm, which was about a 15 minute drive from our cottage near Perranporth. The farm had come recommended […]

Gift Ideas for the person who has one of everything

Gift Ideas for the person who has one of everything

With just 70 days until Christmas I’ve teamed up with Uncommon Goods to share some of my top gift picks for the person in your life who has one of everything already! We all know at least one of those don’t we?

For Her – How lovely is this ‘What I Love About you …’ personalisable book? Every girl deserves to be told how much she is loved and this is the perfect way to tell her how much you appreciate her.

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For Him – Sean would love this Whisky & Rum Making Set. He loves a project and I think this would be a great gift.

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For Kids – I adore this cute little vegetable teether set! They’d be great now for Florence’s little hands and also offer longevity for future imaginative play! 17185_1_360px

I also couldn’t not mention these indestructible books! 

For Mum – This Nest Egg necklace would make the perfect gift for any Mama. I have been looking for a piece of jewellery to mark Florence’s arrival and this is lovely. 20178_1_360px

For Dad – This one really made me laugh when I saw it. Florence is putting everything she can grab into her mouth at the moment thanks to pesky teeth… including her Daddy’s phone! Sean does not cope well with spit or dribble and so this would be a cracker of a gift for him from Florence.25142_1_360px (1)

For Grandparents –  I watched a documentary the other day about a new program running to help people record their life stories for their families and I think it’s such a lovely idea. This ‘Story of my life’ journal would be such a lovely gift to give to a grandparent for them to relive and share their stories with their Grandchildren. 22243_1_360px (1)

 

What would you choose from the store?

 

*This is a collaborative post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I’m proud of what my body did but I don’t like how it looks

I’m proud of what my body did but I don’t like how it looks

You know those photographs people post of you online that make you squirm? Well, after a weekend spent with Bloggers, quite a few of them have popped up over the last couple of weeks. A little over four months ago, I bought our beautiful baby girl into […]

Out with the old, in with the new with eBay | AD

Out with the old, in with the new with eBay | AD

I have two problems. I have a very small house and too much stuff! Not to mention my slight shopping addiction & significant lack of spare pennies to fund it. That in mind, I’ve been having a big clear out of both mine & Florence’s […]

Pick Your Own Wildflowers at Blooming Green

Pick Your Own Wildflowers at Blooming Green

We are very lucky to live in the very Heart of Kent. Our county really does live up to it’s status of the Garden of England, filled with glorious countryside, working farms and fields and fields of beautiful blooms. A couple of weeks ago, my Mum, Florence and I headed out to Blooming Green in search of some wildflowers to decorate Florence’s Christening venue with. I’ve always called her my little wildflower. Bright and beautiful and bold and so they seemed perfect for her special day

We were greeted by Beck, one half of the dynamic duo who founded and tirelessly maintain their wildflower meadow, who explained how everything works and handed us a little silver bucket to fill with as many flowers as we could and a pair of Secateurs.

Now before I go any further, I will admit my knowledge of flower names is rather rubbish so please excuse my sole use of colours!

Off we headed into the sea of colour; opting for the brightest flowers we could find.

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Pick your own wildflowers at Blooming Green

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Not forgetting sunflowers, my favourite wildflower of all. pick your own wildflowers

 

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When we were finished & had filled not one, but two containers we headed back to the workshop where they were wrapped ready for us to take home. 21362080_10212945906419037_1836782923_o

I just wish I had remembered to pick up my camera battery!

Once home, we were advised to keep them in a cool & dark environment to ensure they would still be at their best for Sunday’s christening. We separated them out & split them between 20 jars & tins to use as table decorations and I was s happy with them! They really brightened up the room. IMG_3218

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Blooming Green also offer larger containers for wedding flowers along with courses & workshops. I am hoping to attend their Christmas Wreath workshop in December.

I received one container of wild flowers worth £15 for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.

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Northampton Balloon Festival: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Northampton Balloon Festival: A Trip Down Memory Lane

This weekend Florence & I headed up to Northampton with my Mum & sister for a trip down memory lane. My Nan – Nanny Ann as I called her – lived in Northampton for as long as I knew her and I have so many […]

5 Things to do in Kent this Summer – Part #1

5 Things to do in Kent this Summer – Part #1

We live in the heart of Kent and are so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful family friendly attractions. This year I’ve made a summer bucket list of things we’d like to do & places we’d like to go to make the most […]