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Top Kids Party Hacks

It's my theory that are two sorts of people in the world. There are Pinterest people. And then there's the rest of us. When tasked with the idea of planning a party by Sky Movies this summer, I could have launched myself face first into … Read More...

Favourite Posts


Flea’s Harry Potter Bedroom Makeover

As you may know, Flea's recently been away for a week on a school ski trip. While she was gone, I kept myself busy working on her bedroom. We moved into this house when Flea was two years old, and the yellow walls and Winnie the Pooh trim weren't … Read More...


Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

So it turns out my blog is five years old this month. I know! Five years ago I was blogging about tiny Flea and how we muddled through every day, and I'm still here doing the same thing, except Flea keeps getting less and less tiny. I'm not … Read More...

Travel Posts

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California Road Trip: Big Sur

After visiting San Francisco and Santa Cruz in California, we've spent the last few days in Central California - Big Sur, to be exact. Big Sur is a place that forces you to slow down - the winding roads take you along steep coastal cliffs and … Read More...

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California Road Trip: Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is one of my favourite California towns – a colourful, vintage-tinged celebration of everything beach, surf and skate related. We headed down there after spending three days in San Francisco. Our Victorian rental cottage turned out to … Read More...


Breville Warburtons Toaster REview

The League of Toaster Crimes

It goes (almost) without saying that there are some big problems facing the world in 2015. But one of the biggest is surely how to make the perfect toast for breakfast. A quick survey of my family reveals our top three toaster … Read More...


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Why are we so scared of men?

So, I'm going to let you into a bit of a secret: I like men. I point this out because some people think you can't be divorced and a feminist and like men. Some people are stupid, what can I say? Anyway, I do like men. I date men. A lot of my … Read More...


The World According to Taylor Swift

It's been a challenging few weeks for our little family. Flea's been having some struggles in her relationship with her Dad - just the usual growing up stuff, but it's a little more complicated, I think, when you're not living in the same house as … Read More...

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Why are clothing sizes so stupid?

I bought a new top from Next recently - it was an impulse purchase, one of those, "It's a blogging event tomorrow, I have nothing clean, this looks okay."  It was a nice top - green, plain, detailing on the sleeves. So nice, in fact, I decided … Read More...