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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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Lifestyle Reviews

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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Inspiration Lifestyle Reviews

My Little Piccolo

8th November 2016

Although I’ve already raised a child to the ripe old age of four years old, I still feel like I’m doing everything for the first time again with Woody. I can’t believe how much I’ve forgotten since Nora was a baby and that teamed with the fact that each and every baby is very different has left me feeling like I’m stabbing at things in the dark all over again. Now Woody has reached the magic six month mark we have embarked…

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Inspiration Lifestyle Reviews

#6weeksofsummer – P.Y.O Manor Garden Flowers

31st July 2016

Today we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful walled garden of Manor Garden and picked our very own bunches of home grown British flowers. Situated on the banks of the River Tees, a set of sturdy wooden doors hides the most beautiful garden boasting rows and rows of amazing smelling blooms just waiting to be picked, a sensory garden and the cutest retro caravan. Armed with a pair of snips we wandered the rows of carefully tended to blooms…

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Pregnancy Reviews

My Hospital Bag Essentials

16th March 2016

Midwives recommend that you have your hospital bag all packed and ready to go by 36 weeks just in case baby decides to make an early arrival. Today, at 36 + 2 I finally got around to packing it all up. I’ve gathered together all my fave bits and pieces (and of course the not so glamorous post birth essentials) and compiled a little list for both me and baby which hopefully other mums-to-be may find useful! For me during and after labour:…

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Pregnancy Reviews

Natal Hypnotherapy

1st February 2016

Generally speaking, fear of the unknown is much worse than the unknown itself. That goes for most things; except for childbirth. Once you’ve birthed your first child, you know exactly what to expect the second time around and that fear is mostly definitely well founded. I’ve briefly touched upon my birth with Nora in a previous post and I will get around to uploading my full birth story but here is a brief low down on how Nora Noodle entered the…

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Lifestyle Reviews

#ConnectaMoments: The Connecta Carrier

30th January 2016

I don’t think you ever truly know what kind of parent you’re going to be until the day someone pops a brand new, squirming baby onto your chest and you think, oh my good god – that’s mine! We all have an idea of how we would like to parent, whether it be with a tough love and routine approach, a mother earth type mama or anything in between, but rarely do things pan out how you expected them to.…

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Reviews Travel

The School House, Sandsend

20th January 2016

It seems like an eternity ago (!) but back in March last year we stayed at the beautiful School House in Sandsend for a long weekend, celebrating Ste’s birthday and Mother’s Day. There’s nothing I love more than escaping with family for the weekend! We booked through Gorgeous Cottages who offer the most amazing selection of Yorkshire-based luxury holiday accommodation. The cottage itself is a former schoolhouse and has been beautifully renovated maintaining so much of it’s traditional character and quirks. From…

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Reviews Travel

Antigua: A Perfect Slice Of Paradise

18th January 2016

Back in May last year we were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to visit the beautiful Caribbean Island of Antigua staying at the amazing St James’ Club Resort thanks to the wonderful people at Debenhams and Virgin Holidays. It really was one of those ‘trips of a lifetime’ type holidays. I can’t help but feel a little twinge of sadness when I look at the photos. Aside from the most picture perfect surroundings, it’s so rare we get…

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Pregnancy Reviews

Aromatherapy and Reflexology in Pregnancy

16th January 2016

My pregnancy with Nora was a walk in the park. I had very little in the way of symptoms and sailed my way through the almost 42 weeks (thanks for that lazy Nora) but this pregnancy has been so different. From the sickness from the moment I found out we were expecting, to the awful pelvic pain that kicked in at 24 weeks, I’ve had a little more in the way of a rough ride and it really got me feeling…

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