Last minute Christmas gift ideas!

Don’t panic, it’s not too late! I have loved reading everybody’s nice, early Christmas gift guides. It’s been brilliant to see that all my friends have been out shopping, hit the internet and generally done what they needed to do to get organised for Christmas. Sadly, there are people like me everywhere who just aren’t that organised. And yet, I don’t want to buy just any old thing because I what I lack in organisational skills, I make up for in ethics. So, for the disorganised masses here are some ethical last minute Christmas gift ideas. 1. Head over to…

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Our Thursday Photo #84

This year has been the first time I’ve really realised how busy we’re going to be as the children get older. I’ve always been keen to encourage the girls to get involved with any interests and activities that appeal to them. Whether that be team sports like rugby, netball or water polo or other pastimes like playing musical instruments, running, dancing, drama or underwater basket weaving if that’s what they’re into. I knew this would mean that things were busy but I didn’t anticipate it starting quite so soon. Last weekend, Libby was in three shows with her drama group.…

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What is Wagglepets? Review & Discount

You may have noticed from my guilty dogs blog post and the dancing dog at the side of my page that I am an ambassador for Wagglepets. If you decide to sign up too, you can have 50% off your first box with discount code NATALIE50. So, what is Wagglepets? Wagglepets is a subscription service for dogs that provides literally everything they need.  When I was contacted and offered the opportunity to become an ambassador for the brand, it literally couldn’t have come at a better time. Things have been really, really tough here lately. My husband still can’t walk so the…

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Cottonridge Club hoody: Review & Win!

When I was given the opportunity to review a Cottonridge Club hoody, I jumped at the chance because I am one of those people who believes a hoody is for life, not just for Christmas. When I find an item of clothing that I love, I will wear it constantly until it falls apart. And here’s the thing. Not only do I love my Cottonridge Club hoody, I’m pretty sure it’s never going to fall apart. Cottonridge have been supplying great quality garments to trade since 1992 but they only started selling direct to the customer in November 2015. All their…

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Can I really choose a school for my child?

When we decided to start a family, my husband and I were living in his flat. We loved it there, it was a great area and convenient for nights out and for commuting to work. It would also have been fine to stay there when the girls came along. Fine, but not perfect. There wasn’t that much space and there were only two bedrooms. There was no garden and we had no family in the village. So we knew it was sensible to move, and the perfect home was staring us in the face – because I’d already owned it…

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