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Friday Feature #13: Eighteen Rabbit Fair Trade

Ethical purchasing is an issue really close to my heart because I hate the idea of my purchasing decisions having a detrimental effect, whether that be on the people that made the item or on the surrounding environment. Sadly, one of the main offenders when it comes to unethical production practices is the fashion and style industry. Eighteen Rabbit sell gifts, art and craft pieces that are ethical and fair trade. Their focus is on design and style, so as well as being ethically sound, many of their products are unique and all are fabulous. They are also based locally to me in…

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Thursday Photo #103

This week has been largely focussed around birthdays. My husband’s birthday was over the weekend and nobody was more excited about this than Libby, not least because she was allowed to choose his birthday presents. My husband and I have never been particularly materialistic. If he thought a boat was an option for his birthday present, I’m sure he would have been happy to tell me exactly what he wanted. But with circumstances as they are, he couldn’t come up with anything for us to buy, and quite frankly neither could I. So, it was over to Libby. She decided…

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Zoocchini hooded towels: review

Both of my children have been swimming since they were tiny, building water confidence is really important to us, so we try to swim every week. This has been really successful and it’s one of the activities we all enjoy doing as a family. The only rubbish thing about swimming is getting changed afterwards. When the girls were tiny, it was easy to just wrap them straight up in a hooded baby towel and get them warm. As they’ve got older though, it is one of the few things that has got more difficult. The girls just don’t seem to be…

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KidzInMind App for Android and iOS: Review

I have never been keen on my children having too much screen time, whether that be the television, my phone or the computer. But as her school starting date approaches, I have been more keen to teach her to use a tablet. I often think back to my own school days, when IT lessons were nothing short of traumatic. I remember sitting in lessons where everyone else knew what they were doing, and I had no idea how to turn the thing on. I really didn’t want this for Libby. So, a few months ago we bought an iPad. It has…

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Thursday Photo #102

During the past week, I have really started to feel like I’ve turned a corner. I wrote about the negative impact of tiredness, and how I didn’t even realise how much it had affected me until I started to feel a bit better. Last weekend, I went on a proper night out for the first time since my hen do in Amsterdam nearly 5 years ago. It was amazing to see some old friends and be relieved of my duties as mum for a few hours. I’ve even discovered a new found ability to get up early and get on…

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