Valentines – him

February 11, 2015

Valentines - him

Valentines – him by sallylouisetelford featuring an iittala glassware


Old English Company

January 8, 2014

I absolutely adore this Etsy store… they have so many cute prints…


This print would be great in a sophisticated but fun kitchen…


We have the below two in Jessica’s nursery which we customised to fit in with her rainbow colour scheme.

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Old English Company


November 15, 2013

So lately… I have been so very busy… doing what feels like the easiest yet toughest job ever.

She’s a bit of handful… and the sweetest little girl ever.

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We try to do one thing every day, whether that be meeting friends for coffee and cake, or have the Grandparents visit or a baby group etc, but no more than that… we need lots of quiet time – we are treating this as a fourth trimester. The times when I haven’t given her enough contact time with me… we have both suffered for it. It is so important!

I am having tons of fun dressing her and arranging her things in her room. She has so many wonderful things already.

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Some days she even lets me grab some lunch, I am addicted to boiled eggs as they are easy and if she changes her mind then I can eat one-handed.

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Those times when she’s not so keen I kinda snack on naughty things… newly obsessed by these chocolate covered marshmallows. So good.

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She is still receiving the most awesome gifts, I cannot thanks friends and family enough for everything, she is too lucky. As am I, there have been many gifts for me also.

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Her Grandma and Nana are knitting up a storm, these two could seriously open a shop they are so good. Jumpers, blankets and the cutest sleeping bag. I am truly going to look after these and keep them forever.

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When she is asleep on me there is no moving, so I watch movies and tv or read. I have read so many books since she arrived… it feels like the biggest luxury.

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And my amazing Mr is still on cooking duty most of the time, I do when I can but it’s not often and when I do I often get interrupted so I normally make quick and simple dinners meanwhile he is making shrimp tacos and full on roast dinners.

The best guy.

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This week I am catching up with my work bits and figuring out when I can find some time to blog… I miss it here!


Six Months on…

June 18, 2013

So I am about to hit the third trimester of my pregnancy, the first 4 months were long and slow, and tough, but the time since then has flown by.

Baby and I are still being spoiled, my beautiful god-children each picked her a present, they are so lovely.

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I am really starting to grow now, there is no hiding the bump anymore.

I am living in my Topshop maternity jeans (best buy ever) and loose tees from Gap and dresses from ASOS and Isabella Oliver, throwing in tighter things now and again when I am feeling brave!

I definitely have a couple of preferred outfits, and staying smart for work is getting difficult, more shopping needed soon to dress this growing bump.

See my Mama-style inspiration here –



Little tasks I used to take for granted are becoming slightly difficult, nothing I can’t handle yet but I do find I need a little more time to get from A to B when I am walking and once again I am having to remember to have snacks and not to over-do it. Hunger and tiredness do not a happy Mama-to-be make.

There are lots of people around me who are pregnant too which is wonderful, some ahead of me, some behind but it is great to have lots of people to talk to and ask advice.

We are still not fully prepped yet due to holidays but I returned home from Paris to find that my Husband had painted the nursery (gold star to him), and then home from work yesterday to find it all finished and furniture in (lots more brownie points to him) so it is full steam ahead from now on… lots to do to make the little ones room beautiful and cozy and lots to buy too!

This my inspiration for the nursery;


You can see all my nursery pins here;

I did kind of want a dusky pink and gold room once I found out it was a girl but I do always gravitate towards bright colours, plus my Husband is happy with this look too.

All white walls with bright everything else basically. Very excited to get started.

I LOVE these!!



Biggie the cat likes to climb on our roof (when we let him) so I’m not sure these are a good idea… but I would love them on my house!

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Last Week…

January 22, 2013

This post is a little late, I was ill most of last week so took yesterday off to recover…

Last week started off so well… we made some delicious dinners, meatballs with an amazing tomato sauce from scratch, and a new Mexican favourite from A House in the Hills which I will share with you soon. 

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We also started off with beautiful blue skies, and I have a really lovely lunch time walk… later in the week we all know what happened, just as beautiful but not quite as easy to walk around in…

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I am afraid dry January ended, one particularly cold night my husband and I were out for an early date and decided a beer was just what we wanted so we decided to stop being miseries and have one. It was gooooood, a dark chocolate-coffee tasting stout at Brewdog, then we went and ate a mountain of Thai food at a pub (probably one of the few palces that does good Thai food in Bristol) and were both immensely happy… 

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Biggie was super cute and looked after me while I was ill, sitting with me… I tell myself that’s what he was doing he was probably more worried about who was going to feed him… 

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On Saturday we made a trip to our local high street, tackling the ice and snow in our Wellington boots to get supplies… we hit the green grocers, the local deli and Marks Bread… where we brought all the food…

I had thick hot chocolate and croissants and then later a sausage roll… Marks Bread’s sausage rolls just become my new favourite in the city…

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There was much tea drinking and chocolate eating, magazine and book reading and grooming… I was trying hard to rest but also distract myself from feeling too rubbish and therefore being a grump… 

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Then Sunday I baked a carrot cake, again nice easy tasks to keep me busy and keep me warm… and we met some friends for breakfast at our favourite spot… I swear their full English is getting bigger!

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Biggie got to the point where he was super bored of being stuck inside and spend most of yesterday mewing at me and wandering around after me… he has been out in the snow but I don’t think he’s too keen… he went back to snuggling after a few hours of moaning… 

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Then we spent the evening making French onion soup (which takes hours) and drinking some delicious French wine given to us by our in-laws… Saint Emillion is my favourite…

Perfect Sunday evening action.

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I am back to full health now I think, stupid temperature drops get me every year!


Another Bond-equse jaw dropping house…

Lets jet away for a moment… 




Lets imagine reclining on that long sofa with a glossy and a long cocktail… 

Dipping your toes into that pool with the sun on your face… 


Before diving in… 





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