Beauty and the beet

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that I want to create my own makeup from natural ingredients. As with everything, time is my biggest enemy. But today, I managed to find the time to make some pretty amazing things. But the story about what I made doesn’t start here. In fact, it starts some years ago. In 2008, my (now) husband and I headed off to travel around New Zealand. During our trip, we went to visit my cousin who lives over there. We had a brilliant night in the pub with my cousin and her friends, during which…

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Little moments

Last weekend, we were invited to Drayton Manor to hear all about what’s going on there for the rest of the season. They’ve got some amazing events coming up, we’re particularly looking forward to the fireworks (set to War of the Worlds – fabulous) and seeing Father Christmas. We’ll be heading there for Halloween too, although the girls are probably a bit young to understand it. The thing that really struck a chord with me though was their #LittleMoments campaign. They’re encouraging people to stop and appreciate their little moments. For me, this is a really pertinent message. Not just…

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A welcome helping hand

I’m not one to ask for help. Actually, I hardly ever do it.  But sometimes, I just have to accept my limits. The one thing I’m truly terrible at is keeping in touch, remembering birthdays and posting cards and gifts. I feel terrible about this. I’d love to be one of those people who posted beautifully wrapped gifts and carefully selected cards that arrive just on time. Sadly, I never will be. I just can’t do it. So when I was given the opportunity to try out a service that takes the hassle out of sending gifts, I jumped at…

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Our Thursday Photo #63

Strangely, the summer holidays have almost as much impact on pre-school age children as on those who are at school. My girls have their little routine that involves going to clubs each morning and none of the clubs happen in the holidays. This has meant that I’ve been looking for other things to do, and they were surprisingly easy to find. I’m not one for staying in the house all day with the girls. It’s as much for my sanity as theirs, there’s nothing worse than bored children. As a result, this week has been full of fun mornings out.…

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Inspirational Parents #5

The latest in my inspirational parents series comes from a fellow Worcestershire mum. Izzie has twin girls who have now grown up and flown the nest for university. She worked for the NHS for 26 years and just a few years ago, she took the incredibly brave step of leaving her career to pursue her passion. She is now a professional writer and makes a living doing what she loves full time. What a fantastic example of what can happen if you follow your dreams. Izzie blogs at The World According to Izzie. It’s one of my favourite blogs because…

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