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08 December 2016

When Daisy Got Mail & Giveaway #FrugiFamily


There's a bit of a running joke with my postman and the delivery men around my way, because they say I keep them in work. And I do like a bit of online shopping, I must admit, but it's usually items we are sent to review, and that's the nature of the work I do. But the other day, a parcel arrived for Bill and Daisy. Bill was at school, and Daisy was a little bit too eager to see what was inside, so we took a peek.

07 December 2016

What I'd Like For Christmas

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck - Everyone seems to recommend this and it's a technique I dearly need to learn.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - I still haven't read this and since many a childhood Christmas was spent reading Harry Potter, I see no reason why that should change.

Olympus PEN E-PL8 - I don't think it would be a Christmas list for me unless a camera featured in some way. I have lusted after the PEN for so long and the latest model in tan is just pure love. I'd take any shade to be fair though!

Jamie Oliver's Superfood Family Classics - I love food, I love Jamie, I love cookery books.

Cath Kidston Pyjamas - I have wanted a pair of soft Cath Kidston flannel pyjamas for so long. One day. One day.

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream - I seem to be a bit of a perfume hoarder, but I'd love to try something of Charlotte's.

MAC Velvet Teddy - My old one is running low and I love the new packaging for the Shadescents launch.

Lush Christmas Range - Anything from this range, but definitely a bottle of Snow Fairy and a bath bomb or two.

(Not pictured) Some super soft cosy lounge socks - I really want some and need some suggestions (or possibly a family member to surprise me with some!)

The lovely Lucy of Capture by Lucy has launched a Backdrop Store for photography and I would absolutely love one for Christmas. I think the white floorboard backdrop is for me. I am so proud of her - she's a genius and this would be brilliant for my work.

05 December 2016

How to Make Christmas Chocolate Bark



We made this at the weekend, and it's an absolutely brilliant way of doing some really easy, festive 'baking' (there's no baking involved really) with kids.

It's festive Christmas Chocolate Bark. Basically a mix of chocolate, melted, poured out and sprinkled with toppings of choice. And it's really rather good. I'd go as far as to say that Father Christmas might like a side of this with his mince pie.

The One Where We Made a Pet Bed


So, for the past week or so I have been really quite poorly with a chest infection. I don't know what is up with my immune system recently, but I seem to have everything going at the moment. So, when the weekend rolled around, I was feeling pretty relieved because I had my right-hand man back, in the form of Mark, for two whole days. And I hoped I'd be able to rest a bit.

30 November 2016

Christmas, Stripes & Thank Yous


This year is coming to a close, and part of me feels a sense of relief over that. It has been a very hard year. Tomorrow marks the start of the final month. And a year ago, I was just 20 weeks pregnant and desperate for 2016 to just hurry up and get here so I could meet my daughter.

23 November 2016

The Wild Outdoors + Vlog


We live in a quiet village, and I love it. When I was little it used to remind me of the village in Beauty and the Beast. And to be fair, it still does, if the village in Beauty in the Beast had a Costa.