Archive of ‘Lifestyle’ category

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

With Mothering Sunday looming here in the UK at the end of March, and then Mother’s Day in May in many other parts of the world including Germany (must remember to buy a card for my mum now to send her in May!), I thought it would be fun to put together a wee gift […] Read more…

The Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the start of the Year of the Pig, so I thought I would share a little anecdote with you of how my mum ended up knitting a pig for the world’s largest pig museum! When I was about four years old, my mum knitted me a pig, hence forth known […] Read more…

Preparing for Epiphany

On the 10th Day of Christmas…As people are boldly declaring “Christmas is over for another year”, and Christmas trees start prematurely appearing on street curbs, we are still very much embracing the Christmas season which – as in the famous song – of course lasts for twelve days. We’ve had a week filled with cookies […] Read more…

How to Throw a Circus Party on a Budget

So a week ago I turned 40, and I decided to embrace this major milestone of my life by throwing a big circus themed party. I had seen loads of pics of gorgeous circus and carnival themed parties on Pinterest, so I set out to recreate something of the feel but without breaking the bank. […] Read more…

Autumn Wish List

Have I mentioned yet how much I love Autumn? Every year, I have a long list of things I want to do with the kids during Autumn, and every year we get to the end of Autumn and have forgotten about half of them. So this year I’m being more organised and I have made […] Read more…

Home Tour: Kitchen with a View

To complete the home tour of our apartment, I was going to share some pictures of our kitchen, but since starting my little series we have actually moved house! We’ve said farewell to our views of Edinburgh Castle, and moved in to a place of our own just a couple of blocks up the road. […] Read more…

Review: Muddy Creatures

Today I wanted to share with you something a little different – Muddy Creatures, a cross between a kids clothing service and a surprise subscription box, is not something I would have used in the past, but I recently won a shopping voucher for them in a giveaway, which gave me the chance to try […] Read more…

Home Tour: Living Room

Since sharing a tour of my boys’ new room the other week, I’ve been asked several times if I could share some more of the rest of our apartment. So, ever eager to please (haha), I present to you our living room! And no, it’s not always this tidy. It lasted for about all of […] Read more…

Home Tour: The Boys’ New Room [AD]

Disclosure: This post includes a gifted product sent to us for review. All opinions are our own. Ever since we moved house last Summer, people have been asking me to share a tour of the boys’ new room, which I have posted glimpses of over on Instagram. So when Room to Grow invited us to review […] Read more…

Update: Learning French with One Third Stories [AD]

A couple months ago, I shared with you a review of One Third Stories, a language subscription box that introduces children to French or Spanish in a fun and playful way, using the Clockwork Methodology™. For a quick recap, the  unique approach uses story books that start in English, and end in a different language. Words in […] Read more…

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