Last Autumn, I decided that enough was enough and that I was going to lose the last of my ‘baby weight.’ I knew that whilst this was achievable alone, I would have a lot more success if I had an expert to help me. Upon meeting Jasmine Chu, co-founder of Train and Sustain, I knew I would have no choice but to succeed. It was immediately evident that aside from being passionate about diet and fitness, she was incredibly knowledgable about health too. She never was unrealistic in what I could achieve but was also not afraid to push me… View Post

It’s the May half term here so that means a long weekend and with Grandma around to babysit – that means gin time! Mike and have been working our way through ‘101 gins to try before you die.’ Whilst it may not be the most noble of lifetime aims, we thought it would be a fun one. We’ve only been going for about 5 months so we’re only about 10 gins in. Thus far, my favourite has to be Silent Pool. It’s got such a beautiful bottle and just tastes divine. I’m totally open to the next 91 being just as… View Post

If I was in a position where money is absolutely no object, my dream job would be to work as a Farrow and Ball colour consultant. In fact, if money were no object, I’d go chat paint charts with people for free. I don’t know why – I just love thinking about colours and how they work together. In my own home we have finally annihilated the magnolia that dominated the walls for years. Whilst I’d still like to change furniture here or there, and would dearly like to replace the carpets. Each room definitely has colour. From the Plummett Grey in the Hallway,… View Post

Hayley (otherwise known as Devon Mama) lives in the beautiful South West of England with her husband Dave, and their beautiful son. I also can’t neglect to mention they are also the proud owners of the world’s bounciest dog.  Hayley’s approach to style is reassuringly practical and her beauty just shines through. Here, she shares her speedy make-up routine and secret to hiding tired eyes…

If you follow me on Instagram at all, you’ll know that we recently embarked on an epic road trip South. Usually, we’d just fly down to Gatwick but for some reason we thought it would be fun to drive. It will be no surprise this was successful for as long as Thomas slept. The rest of the time, he was pretty grumpy. We did however find a solution. A solution that entertained both kids, caused them hilarity and happiness for Mike and I.