Hogwarts in the snow with toddlers: Review

Last week, we were lucky enough to go to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, London to see Hogwarts in the Snow. I have always loved the Harry Potter books and was really impressed with the film adaptation of it so the studio tour appealed to me. However, my girls are very young. They have both watched little bits of the Harry Potter films and quite enjoyed them, but they’re not old enough to be really into them. I did wonder how much they would enjoy the studio tour. There was another problem too – my husband is still unable to…

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5 steps to your vintage home

For many of us, the interiors of the future will be inspired by the past. At the moment, so many homes are full of monochrome with rather flimsy, modern furniture but this trend will soon pass as fashions wax and wane like the moon. Conversely, the vintage look never really goes away. It has already stood the test of time and it will continue to do so. Here are 5 steps to your vintage home, whatever your budget. 1. Family heirlooms I work from a beautiful vintage desk with a genuine captain’s chair. I’ve had it since I moved into my house…

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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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