How To Bag a Bargain on Designer Towel Rails

AD | Collaborative post Hands up, who has been thinking of making some big changes around the home? With us all having to stay at home for pretty much a full year now (can you believe it has been that long!), I don’t know if you feel the way I do, but those small DIY jobs which I was using to pass the time have fallen to the wayside. Instead of popping up a new shelf here & there or getting some new throws for the sofa, I have been looking at ways to give important rooms around the room

Mother’s Day gift ideas 2021

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Mother’s Day is right around the corner but sadly it’s another day where we can’t celebrate with days our or meals in lovely restaurants. Instead we’ll be making the most of Mother’s Day at home so I wanted to share some gift ideas this year: Although we’re not able to go for a day out or get our nails done at the moment it shouldn’t be long until all of that is possible again. By gifting a Treat Her Smartbox from buyagift, the recipient will be able to

The books I read in February

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Since John bought me a new Kindle at Christmas I have been reading a lot more than I have done for quite some time. Every month I’m going to share a couple of my favourites so that you might find inspiration for your next read. Coming Home to Brightwater Bay* by Holly Hepburn On paper, Merina Wilde has it all: a successful career writing the kind of romantic novels that make even the hardest hearts swoon, a perfect carousel of book launches and parties to keep her social

Children’s book review: Welcome to our World

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Welcome to our World: A celebration of children everywhere. The book was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*. Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, and how they speak and celebrate. From breakfasts to birthdays, cakes to clothes, and hiccups to hellos, there are so many ways

How to talk to your children about birth trauma

I have always been open about the fact that Erin’s birth was far from perfect. In fact, it was absolutely nowhere near perfect. After being induced, a couple of days later Erin was born via emergency c-section. Unfortunately, there was complications and I ended up with sepsis and e coli and was very seriously ill for a whole week until I had surgery again. Having quite a large scar from my c-section means that it’s something Erin has asked about. I remember being in the bath with Erin when she was very young and her asking about what the scar

Children’s book review: Birch Trees, bluebells and other British plants

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about ‘Birch Trees, bluebells and other British plants’ by Nikki Dyson. It was published by Nosy Crow and available to buy on Amazon*. A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The sixth in a series of sticker books created with the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about all kinds of British plants and flowers. With four pages of stickers and 11 glorious scenes, you can add bees buzzing around the flowers, underground roots to the mighty

Dantoy baking set review

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This past Christmas we replaced Erin’s plastic toy kitchen with a lovely wooden one from IKEA and it has been the most played with toy since then. Additional accessories really help the longevity of a toy like this and I knew she would love the Dantoy baking set.* This set comes with 12 fantastic pieces including a bowl, whisk, rolling pin and various cookie cutters. The colours of the pieces are quite subdued compared with some other children’s toys but that’s not something either me or Erin mind.

Creating a happy home office with Posterlounge

AD | Post in collaboration with Posterlounge Working from home can mean a lot of different things for a lot of people at the moment. In a lot of homes it can be hard to find the space to work in peace and quiet, especially with anything else going on around you. I know how lucky I am to have been able to turn our spare bedroom into my own office but it’s been lacking in something. With the help of Posterlounge, I have been able to transform a corner of my office, where my desk lives, to make it