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Pages of the Sea

7th November 2018

*sponsored content remember /rɪˈmɛmbə/ verb 1. have in or be able to bring to one’s mind an awareness of (someone or something from the past). At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we shall remember them. The voice of the sea whispers, speaks tales of times gone by. The waves embrace the shore for it knows how it grieves. Those footprints are no more, taken by the tide to unknown lands, with their own courage great…

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Pumpkin Picking

19th October 2018

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree’ – Emily Bronte I have a huge affinity for summer but there really is something about autumn that ignites my love for the great outdoors. The rustling leaves under foot, the beautiful golden light, the chunky knits, the warm drinks to soothe chilly hands and of course, the pumpkins. Ever since Nora was tiny, we have made a point of searching out the best spots for pumpkin picking and…

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Day in the Life | Lavender, Fish & Chips

10th July 2018

I feel like this summer has been one of those summers that I assumed only existed in fairytales. Endless stifling hot days punctuated with ice cream breaks and suncream applications. Permanent sunglasses grooves in noses, bronzed babies with dirty knees, paddling pools at every opportunity and an overriding sense of all-round contentness. I’m desperate to make the most of this unusual British climate and decided we would get our yearly lavender farm fix, and what a beautiful day it turned out to…

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Day in the Life | Sunshine, Juice and Blooms

13th May 2018

When the days stretch into evenings and the warm sun dances on bronzed skin. And we dance to the tunes of the songbirds beneath memory steeped trees. These are the moments I hope they’ll never forget. Taking photographs has grown into a very much loved passion of mine since Nora was born almost six years ago. From those early super grainy iPhone 4 snaps with added Instagram Valencia filter to today’s Olympus Pen images that I spend every spare moment trying…

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Best Places for Pumpkin Picking in the North East

20th October 2017

If you follow me on Instagram you will know we do love a good pumpkin in our house. I’ve always admired the Pinterest-worthy snaps of picturesque Pumpkin patches over in the US and have spent the last few years trying to emulate those beautiful scenes here in England. Let’s face it, ‘Fall’ isn’t quite as beautiful over here as it is in slightly warmer climates – it’s often a case of slightly-more-soggy, slightly-less-bronzed babes searching for their fave orange veg, but hey, we make…

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To My Daughter’s Teacher

19th July 2017
Open Letter To My Daughter's Teacher

To my daughter’s teacher, I watch you each morning with complete admiration. Your face lights up as my baby girl bounds up to you, eager to tell you of the wondrous things that have happened since she last saw you at 3.30pm yesterday. Not for a single moment does your enthusiasm feign. No tale she tells you is too small or insignificant. Her brand new pair of perfectly polished shoes are as exciting to you as they are to her…

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My Baby Security Blanket

5th May 2017

You know when you’re on a night out with your bestest gal pals and you’re so totally ready to hit the dance floor but you can’t until you’ve been to the bar and you have your fave drink in hand. And that’s not just because you need to be a little tipsy to get your groove on, although let’s face it – it helps, but you literally need that drink in one hand, clutch bag in the other, just to…

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The Other Side Of The Lens

4th April 2017

One thing that has grown as I’ve grown as a Mama is my love for photography and capturing my little ones’ every day moments. We’ve always been a family that have captured memories on film. My Mam’s loft is full of dog eared boxes filled with photos of years gone by. I think maybe half of my memories actually stem from sitting pouring over these pictures rather than memories from the actual moment but I’m always so glad we have…

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Not The Mama I Want To Be

5th February 2017

How weird is being a parent? You spend every day willing your babies to grow, learn and develop and then find yourself looking back at photos and feeling sad that your babies have in fact grown and developed and that they aren’t really babies anymore. It’s the most incredible thing to watch a miniature human develop but god, is it bloody hard at times. I’m having an ‘I’m a really rubbish parent’ kinda day today. We’ve had a couple of mega tantrums from…

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Nine Months In, Nine Months Out

30th January 2017

Isn’t it incredible that the female body can grow an entire human in just nine short months? It never ceases to amaze me, but what amazes me even more is just how much one tiny person can grow, develop and change in just nine short months… To my baby boy, I’m laid with you in the dark. You’re fast asleep on my chest, nestled as if you were just a newborn. Admittedly, you’d now be the world’s largest newborn, but…

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