This past summer, I’ve slowly become addicted to podcasts. Rather than running to music, I’ve been pounding the streets listening to a real crime serial. In the car, I’ve been listening to ‘mortified’ on repeat. I realise I’m late to the game in comparison with a lot of people, but for those just joining I thought I’d recommend some of my favourites… For a Great Story… LISTEN TO Serial WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT My friend Megan has been telling me for years how good this series is. As a real life crime, it’s not a fictional story but certainly one that leaves… View Post

Earlier this month I was tagged in a “Book Buying Habits” tag over at My Eclectic Reads. Since I haven’t written about books or reading for ages, I thought I would give this one a go. I’m still attempting to read 52 books this year but am still really quite behind – so maybe it’s time to buy some: Where do you buy your books? I generally shop on Amazon because I don’t have a lot of spare time to go the shops. I have a Kindle and prefer to buy ‘throw away’ fiction on there rather than have to get rid… View Post

Following my post on wallpaper for kid’s rooms a couple of people have asked about wall stickers. We utilised stickers in Katie and Thomas’ room partly because they are easy to change but also because they are budget friendly. Which of these is your favourite? 1. World Map / 2. Hot Air Balloons / 3. Birds and Birch Trees / 4. Penguins 5. Gold Polka Dots / 6. Clouds / 7. Geometric Birds / 8. Batman masks     P.S. In case there’s any doubt this isn’t a sponsored post. I love shopping on Easy because there’s so many amazing independent sellers – here’s… View Post

Last month we had the joy of celebrating Thomas’ second birthday. It’s tricky to know whether he remotely understood that it was ‘his’ day but it would’ve felt wrong not to mark it. We spent a wonderful day with close friends at at Steam Train museum and Thomas’ was really in his element. But when it came to getting him a gift it was really quite tricky. What do you get for a child who really just likes keys? Is it mean to just give them a set of old keys?! I absolutely loath buying things for the sake of… View Post

When we first moved into our house, we had several existing ‘feature’ walls, that were not exactly to our taste. It took a while but we eventually painted over them all, including the big glitter wall in the hall. But I do think that Wallpaper can be a great call for Children’s rooms – particularly given the great range of prints out there. Do you have any wallpaper you love? Here’s a few of my favourites featuring animals…