Thursday Photo #108

This week, we have been on holiday at Blairmore Farm in Perthshire, Scotland. It is quite literally the most beautiful, luxurious place we’ve ever stayed. The self-catering cottage is on a working farm with highland cattle, sheep, horses and chickens. The cottage itself is huge with every luxury you could possibly imagine, from a bread maker to fluffy towels and robes. The girls have spent the majority of the week outside in the fresh air. They have fed the cattle, collected eggs from the chickens and been swimming in Loch Leven. We haven’t eaten out once because eating at the…

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Dressing for Father’s Day

Please note, this post was written in collaboration with House of Fraser. All views, opinions and sorry tales involving expensive sunglasses are my own. I don’t very often buy clothes for my husband. That’s not because I don’t feel comfortable choosing clothes for him, in fact I think I know his style quite well. The reason I don’t buy clothes for him is because I just never go clothes shopping – I can’t remember the last time I bought clothes for myself either. A good online store like House of Fraser that sells men’s clothing is really useful for me.…

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My baby is growing up: Moving to a bed

When I had Libby, a friend of mine kindly gave us a cot bed for her. The intention was that she would use it as a cot until she was big enough for a bed, then I’d take the side off it and she would have it as a bed. What I hadn’t planned for was the arrival of a destructive baby. Lia was about six months old when she managed to break Libby’s cot bed. I’m not sure exactly what she did, but she managed to go straight through it, which meant that Libby had to go into a…

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Inspirational Parents #13 – Love from Mim

As parents we all look for inspiration, and there’s nothing more inspirational than people who are positive, upbeat and winning at parenthood despite having a tough time themselves. Mim blogs at Love from Mim, a family and lifestyle blog and she is an inspiration for so many people, I’m honoured to feature her on my blog. Here’s Mim with her answers to my somewhat testing questions. 1. Tell me about the most unexpected change to you as a person or to your life since becoming a parent? The biggest change is to my personality – since becoming a Mum, I no…

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Thursday Photo #107

I seem to spend my life waiting for things to calm down. Waiting for the time when I’m going to do all the things I’ve been neglecting over the last few months. Waiting for the day I don’t have work to do or arrangements to stick to and I’ll catch up. I’ll sort out the huge pile of clothes that’s staring at me from the bedroom. I’ll dig out the lovely things that have been hiding at the bottom of the pile for months. I’ll paint the children’s bedroom, buy them some bunk beds and make the room both functional…

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