As I said recently we’ve about to overhaul Luisa’s bedroom with the intention of creating a fun and practical toddler space. The real agenda is to make it somewhere she loves so much she starts sleeping there full time but that’s for another post! Over the last few days, I’ve been purging baby toys and worn out clothes as well as measuring up and looking for ideas online. I can’t seem to stop flitting between the two main trends – chic monochrome and rainbow bright. Part of me says have really clean light decor and let the toys, art and…

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*We received complimentary entry to Tayto Park in exchange for this blog post. Recently we made the trip down south to Ashbourne, Co. Meath so we could visit Tayto Park a glorious fusion between zoo and theme park. There are over 100 different attractions and it really has something for the whole family. You can get to Tayto Park in just 90 minutes from Belfast so it’s definitely something to put on the summer bucket-list if you’re local to me!     For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to be from the island of Ireland Tayto is actually a…

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Last Tuesday I went in for a minor procedure to remove a mole on the sole of my foot. It was a relatively new mole, I first noticed it shortly before I found out I was pregnant in August 2015. From day 1 it was small and darkest black. To the point that I actually thought it was a verruca or something stuck under my skin. Very slowly, it got bigger, the pigment almost bleeding out along the strata in my skin. Needless to say, I ignored it until very recently. At first, my GP was stumped as it was…

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The theme for Julys Bostik Blogger challenge was nature, I decided to kill two birds with one stone (pun intended) and recreate one of my favourite childhood memories with Luisa. When I was small my parents used to make us play-dough all the time. We loved playing with it and I can remember thinking my Mum was just magic the day she produced a bright pink batch. In keeping with the nature theme, and because I had no food colouring, I decided to try and colour my play-dough with spices from the kitchen cupboard. The basic ‘recipe’ couldn’t be simpler,…

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I feel like I grew up in a really special time, where more and more women were getting a seat at the table. Taking on big roles in movies and being seen in the media as more than a mother/wife/girlfriend. Of course, there is still a LONG way to go until we have an equal society, particularly for women of colour. In spite of this, I do feel thankful for the amazing role models I can identify with in the media and think it’s okay to celebrate that, whilst acknowledging that there’s still work to do.     Flowers Direct…

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Matt isn’t even 30 yet and to be honest his present recieving days are already numbered, not because I don’t want to get him nice things, but because he’s ruddy hard to buy for! His interests aren’t just causal hobbies, they’re passions. He doesn’t do half measures, if he likes something he’s all in – totally immersed in the subject or activity. So for me that means if I want to buy him something for his car, as an example, i’ll need to do hours of research and sneaking around to get it right. It’s blooming tiresome. The other ‘problem’…

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Hello, it’s me, the scatty mum. The one who forgets nappies on a day out, replies to your text a week late and nearly always buy your birthday present from Amazon (Thank the lord for next day delivery) I am sorry, I do try but I’ve just had to accept that I am never going to have it all together. I am trying to be better though, to be more organised and on top of life admin. I’ve tried various techniques; buying pretty diaries, sticking notes on the fridge, making lists on my phone but I’m never consistent and all those…

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Ah sleep, how I miss you. I have always been someone who absolutely loves to sleep, long and hard. I’ve never been a morning person and becoming a mum hasn’t changed that at all! Despite being nearly two Luisa has never ever slept for a full night. I think the longest stretch has been 5 hours so it’s fair to say that I’m a little sleep deprived… Someone else who’s beyond exhausted is my lovely friend Laura who blogs at Life with Baby Kicks. Laura tagged me to take part in the bedtime tag, answering 10 questions about my bedtime…

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If you’ve been keeping up with my Bostik Blogger posts you’ll know I started out with the intention of using this experience to do more crafting with Luisa. Our first make were some Valentines cards that weren’t very impressive – Luisa was fully involved and had a lot of fun but i’ll not be getting emails asking to buy them anytime soon! My second post was a floral springtime wreath which I think looks pretty epic but Luisa didn’t have a look in and it left me with a second degree burn. This month I’ve found a happy medium producing…

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