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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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Lifestyle Reviews

Bath, Book, Bed

7th April 2018

You know that amazing feeling when you crawl into bed at night, fall straight to sleep and then wake up feeling totally refreshed and alive the next morning?! Nope, me either. For me, it’s more like squeezing into bed beside the world’s wriggliest toddler whilst praying to the sleep goddesses for at least four hours that night. I’ll just be nodding off and I hear the all too familiar elephant-like steps of the five year old as she enters our room…

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2018 Year Goals

16th February 2018
Nora and Woody Reading

January 1st 2018. I unwrapped the flower clad 2018 calendar and hung it in the same familiar spot that held its predecessors. A new year, a new start, full of unknown beginnings and a chance to try everything all over again. And now, January, the month of good intentions, resolutions and more often than not, unrealistic expectations has been and gone, but on that very first day of this brand new year I made an unusual resolution; not to commit myself…

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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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Bedtime With Filbert

13th July 2017

Sleep. Isn’t sleep just the most amazingly blissful, enjoyable experience? Unless you’re a child of course, then you hate it and choose to deny your poor parents of as much of it as possible. If you’re a new parent struggling to settle your baby and haven’t considered the wonders of white noise then what I’m about to tell you will be life changing, or at least sleep-enhancing! Babies bloody love white noise.  I completely forgot this majorly important fact from the newborn…

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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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