January 15 | Papery Peep

January 15 | Papery Peep

January is definitely the month to start afresh with the organisational plans which require lots of notes and lists on fresh paper. In this month I have tried to be more structured, in some way, about the posts I need to write each week and one which days. Often I can lose focus and procrastinate a fair bit (stop tempting me Pinterest!) so I need to look at each day…

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Sometimes It’s Just a Shade of Grey

Sometimes It’s Just a Shade of Grey

There are days when I catch myself feeling sad or angry or even just with that feeling where something isn’t quite right and I’m not sure what it is. And on these days I feel guilty. Because I have a lot of lovely in my life and I do know that every single day, even on the days I feel sad, I promise. But there is an expectation to always…

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Meal Planning Tips

Meal Planning Tips

Now that I am moving to a part-time work schedule (and salary) I wanted to be more careful about the food we buy on a weekly basis to save money but also to reduce waste and ensure we had a yummy (and ideally healthy) meal option available each night. I have a mountain of cook books which have been neglected in the past two years while I have worked full-time. But…

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Newbie Class: Part 28 (feat. 23 Week Socks)

Newbie Class: Part 28 (feat. 23 Week Socks)

Why did you start blogging? I started my blog after a difficult pregnancy, associated mental health issues and over a year off work. While I was pregnant I struggled to find blogs or articles written by other women who had experienced severe antenatal depression and I felt very alone in my illness. Five months after Squidge arrived I was feeling better than I had done for years and felt able…

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{The Ordinary Moments 15} #4 | Dummies

{The Ordinary Moments 15} #4 | Dummies

I definitely think this year is the year my heart will break a little more each month, as every single week seems to bring me something that only further demonstrates that my boy is definitely a little boy and not a baby at all. We have been wanting to get rid of the dummies (or Ds as H calls them) for quite some time and it seemed that the beginning…

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My Favourite City | Accor Hotels

My Favourite City | Accor Hotels

Edinburgh has long been my favourite place in the world. Picking three reasons to explain why is actually quite hard as I could probably list 100 different reasons I love it so much. 1) It’s Our Place. It’s the place I got my hub (boyfriend at the time) for his birthday. It’s the city we went to for part of our honeymoon. It is where we recently celebrated our sixth…

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The Tea and Cake | Edition No. 3

The Tea and Cake | Edition No. 3

I am really enjoying putting together this little feature each week. It’s really encouraging me to read a much broader range of blogs each week and people appear to be sharing the love lots which is lovely. If you’re here for the first time then all you need to know is that Tea and Cake is a collection of the posts I have read and loved in the past week, the…

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