Date night in – Caprioskas

Sam and I will probably not be having a proper date night out for a few months yet, due to his new job and a small baby, not to mention a toddler! However the toddler goes to bed at bang on seven and stays there for 12 hours and the baby is now starting to allow us to put him down for sleep rather than be sleeping on us, so we are designating a night a week for ‘indoor date night’. Limited social media (neither of us can go cold turkey!) a proper meal and sometimes a drink or two! Last Friday Nights ‘indoor date night’ was made awesome because the lovely people at TheBar.com sent us a bottle of vodka and some jam jars so we could get our…

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Summer dresses and Mama Jewels

We live in a first floor flat so have no garden of our own but thankfully have have a nice little communal garden that nobody else uses! The gardener comes every week to mown the lawn and  sort out the flowers and shrubbery so it’s a lovely space to chill out in and enjoy being outside without having to go too far! This last weekend we’ve spent time out there three days on the trot and it’s been so nice! Sam has been faffing around doing ‘muscle memory’ for snowboarding and I’ve been chatting to Arlo and helping Athena learn to use her scooter! As I was wearing a new dress I thought I’d get Sam to snap some photos too! I love shirt dresses as they’re so easy to…

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Stuff on a Sunday #37

On Sunday I woke up to a glorious sunrise over London from the 7th floor of my hotel, I realised Arlo was still asleep next to me so I rolled over and snoozed some more! We were in a hotel because we had been at BritMums the day before (you can read about what changes I’m planning on making here) So we headed off for brunch with my best chum Emily and her boyfriend who I’d not met before! He is lovely, very chatty and an architect! We went for a stroll round the Barbican after brunch, he was in architect heaven but both Emily and I don’t really see the beauty in the concrete metropolis! I got the train home after than and had a joyful reunion with Athena…

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Brightons Best: Posh Totty Designs

On Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Posh Totty ‘posh party’ & what a party it was! Cocktails in mason jars with stripy straws, tasty treats both savoury and sweet and jewellery so gorgeous I didn’t know where to start looking first. On top of that a stylish shop, clean simple and well laid out with a passionate team of clearly talented people to chat to. The perfect Thursday night.    Posh Totty started in 2004 and have recently opened their new premises on Sydney Street in the North Laine. All their jewellery is hand crafted in Brighton and made to order. You can find out about the back story here (and the origins of the name!) There are so many gorgeous things too choose from,…

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What the kids wore: watermelons and cats

Watermelons seem to be very ‘in’ at the moment, and as well as this playsuit Athena has a dress and shorts with watermelons on that will probably feature soon! However today it’s a more muted watermelon style, with a lilac playsuit with tiny watermelon slices! I love the ruffles at the neckline and the elasticated waist too. A lovely stretchy jersey material and strappy sleeves mean it’s perfect for summer! Both the playsuit and cardigan are from Boots Mini Club, and Athenas absolute favourite ‘cat hat’ is from H&M!    Jelly shoes with sparkles were from ebay and were a bargain at around £5! This is the outfit Athena wore to explore a new play park near to us, and she hurtled around the place at full speed and even headed…

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Being a blogger…

Laura from Life with Baby Kicks has started up a new tag post called ‘being a blogger’ to get bloggers to share what being a blogger means to them. You can read her post here to find a bit more out about her and what it means to her, but here’s my take on being a blogger Being a blogger… means rarely having a day with the laptop turned off Being a blogger… means I get to experience amazing things, to review or do and share them with my family Being a blogger… means I’m always behind on my emails because… Being a blogger… means you get sent ridiculous press released that have no relevance to you whatsoever and have to whittle out the ‘good’ emails from the tripe! Being a…

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50 things that make me happy

A good few weeks ago now Claire at A Whole Latte Love blog tagged me in the ’50 things that make me happy’ post… I’ve been adding to my list little by little and here it is! Dogs sticking their heads out of moving cars Greg Davies (I’m watching Man Down) When Athena naps long enough for me and Arlo to nap too! Old ladies with funky coloured hair (I mean bright, not a blue rinse!) Neatly manicured nails Stuffing cloth nappies Buying cloth nappies Watching my big baby give my little baby a kiss Going in to get Athena in the morning to find her reading her books in bed Chests of drawers with lots of little drawers in to fill with lots of little things Perfume Dressing my kids…

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