The Investment T-Shirt

We all have our pile of black and white H&M t-shirts that we know we can just throw on and not really care about but having a couple of really nice quality t-shirts that look smart casual is such a good investment.  I spend a lot of time in jeans and so having a soft, good-fitting t-shirt makes it all feel a bit more dressed up without being dressy. I’m not talking

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Run Away With The Circus – Zippos

Last week we went to Zippos Circus and it was truly so much fun. I hadn’t planned on going, I generally don’t have a love of the circus but we were bored and in need of entertainment.  Well entertain it did and much more. T-Rex and I ate popcorn together, marvelled at the big top and enjoyed an afternoon of innocent laughter brought to us by some very talented and ‘real’ ringside performers.

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Weekend In Gloucestershire: A Photo Story

As a confirmed free spirit who just wants to live by the ocean and drink out of coconuts, sometimes London living can get under my skin.  I have a love hate relationship with city living but give me a large natural open space and I’m anyone’s. We just spent last weekend in Gloucestershire and it came at a perfect time when living in our little London house with an almost ‘threenager’

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Metallics To Love This Autumn

In true British style, just as we get into wearing our bright and cheery summer gear the weather turns and before we know it the shops are flooded with black…grrr. Fear not. Metallic is one of my favorite shades and a cool little outfit cheerer-upper (!?) there is lots of it around at the moment – here’s my pick of the best. As many of you saw in my Instagram, I

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Parent Escape: Spa Day at Chewton Glen, Hampshire

I recently received the best gift a mum can get  – a luxury spa day for Chewton Glen in Hampshire.  If you have not heard of Chewton Glen, it is the quintessential country house hotel and the ultimate Hampshire spa retreat. I’m afraid my photos aren’t wonderful because I was too busy relaxing but I did have a wonderful time and day out on my own which I always think

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The Magic Ruffled Denim Top – Asos

I think I’ve just found a miracle slimming cure without having to give up on cakes and pasta…check out this denim top! When you put it on it makes your legs look skinny! I actually bought this top from Asos because I loved the ruffles but the ruffles have taken a backstage to the (bold statement here) ‘stick leg’ effect which takes place simply by applying top to body –

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Family Day Out: Greenwich, London

If you’re heading to London as a family, you really should put Greenwich on your list of places to visit.  It ticks all the boxes for an easy family day out, largely helped by the enormous park space which you can retreat to should toddler/child boredom kick in.  Greenwich is one of those places where parents can enjoy a portion of good times too – it is right on the

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Baby Beach Feet – Havaianas Baby Brasil

I wrote a post last year on Havaianas baby flip flops because they were surprisingly good on a newly walking toddler. I’m writing another quick post this year to say I stand by my theory that flip flops on children work.  This summer we bought (at the Gatwick Havaianas shop) the Havaianas Baby Brasil and once again T-Rex wore nothing else. They are cool in the heat, comfortable (I presume

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Brazilian Street Art At The Horniman – South East London

The Horniman Museum has often been my saviour in times of toddler meltdown.  No it is not a place (as its name might suggest) to gain sexual gratification…unless a room full of taxidermy is what floats your boat. Instead it is an oasis of beautiful gardens overlooking London’s skyline and a museum with a schedule of events to entertain both adults and children. To coincide with the Rio Olympics, The

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Cool Kids Summer Giveaway

(This giveaway is now closed) Hi everyone. There is a ‘Cool Kids Summer Giveaway’ over on my Instagram account now with the chance for one person to win one of everything in the picture above. I have teamed up with fellow blogger N4Mummy and some top kid’s brands, to bring you an amazing summer inspired prize.  It’s easy to enter so I hope you’ll be able to have a go.  My

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Big Hair Don’t Care – Pop Pop Kid’s T-Shirts

My friend and designer, Lea Lloyd recently turned her screen printing skills to create personalised kid’s t-shirts.  She sells them online in her shop called Pop Pop. Lea asked me what I’d like on a t-shirt for T-Rex and so goes the theme of this post. One of the things T-Rex has been renowned for since birth is his big hair.  Even when I cut it, it’s mega.  Hats sit on his hair, not his

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Samsonite – Family Luggage For Three

On our most recent trips to Greece and Spain we were loaned some Samsonite luggage to trial as a family.  As many of you know we were away for quite some time (two months) due to Ross’s job so there was a lot of ‘stuff’ to pack. I would love to say I’m a supersonic, amazing, zen packer but I’m not. I’m a kitchen sink kind of girl who likes space

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An Urban Stone House For Families, South East Mallorca

If you’re looking for stylish self catering accommodation for the family in Mallorca, this post is about an urban stone house we rented through Airbnb on the south east coast of the island.  If you love interiors like me, you will most likely appreciate this three bed with roof terrace and courtyard garden.  A mix of industrial grey polished plaster and exposed Mallorcan stone walls made this house a delight to

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Mama’s Feeling Foxy – Bax and Bay

There is a new t-shirt in town and its arrival into my letterbox couldn’t have been more timely.  Bax and Bay have created the 100% organic cotton Mama Fox T-Shirt.  Just when I was about to drown my 40 year old birthday sorrows into a cup of tea, the mama fox tee called out to me…”get your lippy on and go work it mama” and so I did. This is

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Orange Juice & Ice Cream – A Sweet Date In Mallorca

My son is now almost three years old and I have seen him grow up so much during our stay in Mallorca. Each day a little part of the baby in him disappears and I get a glimpse of the boy he’s turning into.  There are no more nappies because he uses the toilet, the pram is more or less redundant because he walks everywhere, he sits in a normal chair

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Cassai – Fashion, Food And Design In Mallorca

One of my favourite places to hang out in South East Mallorca was the small empire of lifestyle shops and restaurants owned by Cassai group.  The actual owner, Catalina Socias, is a mother, interior designer and entrepreneur.  She took her passion for interiors and applied it firstly, to a fashion and interiors shop in Ses Salines, followed by a restaurant, a boutique hotel, another shop and most recently a beachfront

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Holiday Dress Part 3: Mes Demoiselles Eva Dress

Last but not least of my holiday dress round-up is the Eva Dress from Mes Demoiselles.  Some of you will have seen me wearing it quite a lot in my Instagram feed and although it’s no longer available in the UK it is available in Cassai here in Mallorca.  Mes Demoiselles is one of my favourite brands for gorgeous, french bohemian style.  The designs are floaty and feminine but with a contemporary cut

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A Shop For Boho Babies – Lala And Zizo

I love reading the story of Lala and Zizo because it reminds me so much of my own life growing up as an expat child. Going to school in a boiling hot country with palm trees in the playgrounds and lots of people speaking different languages.  Once an expat, always an expat I think – you just can’t leave the idea of travel and different cultures alone.  Whilst the founder of

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Three Stylish Family Stays in Mallorca

  If you have enjoyed my posts on Mallorca and are thinking about visiting the island with your family, then there are lots of family friendly places to stay, from self-catering apartments and villas to boutique and luxury hotels.   Here are three stylish family stays I have found when looking for our own accommodation in Mallorca.  I haven’t stayed at any of these and so can’t give you a first-hand

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Holiday Dress Part 2: Topshop Tasseled Kaftan

You can’t beat Topshop for affordable last minute holiday shopping.  I saw this tassle kaftan and thought it would be a perfect cover-up during our trip to Greece…because everything is blue and white in Greece right?  Tassles, embroidery and one of my favourite summer colour combinations. It also ticks some of my personal summer style boxes – not too short (no mum bum flashing!); long sleeves for when you want to cover-up;

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