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Three ways I’m taking time out for myself this season

As a parent I find it pretty difficult to take time out for myself. There’s always something that needs doing – whether it’s household chores, life admin, attending appointments, or just simply responding to the constant demands of young…

Paddington 2 at Cineworld Superscreen

A family viewing of Paddington 2 in Superscreen

This weekend we enjoyed a family trip to our local Cineworld to watch Paddington 2 in Superscreen. We loved the first Paddington, so we were looking forward to seeing the return of everyone’s favourite bear on the film’s opening…

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Three comfort recipes for winter evenings

There’s nothing I love more about this time of year than the excuse to eat copious amounts of comfort food. Last week I pulled out my slow cooker from the back of the cupboard and my Tesco delivery was…

The best things in life are free: Our No Spend Weekend

Since we’ve just splashed out on our family holiday and we’re starting our home renovation in January, we’ve decided it’s time to tighten our purse strings in the run up to Christmas and start saving some money. We were…

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AW17 fashion haul with Intu Merry Hill

I was recently contacted by the team at Intu Merry Hill to take part in their autumn fashion haul challenge. Intu Merry Hill is one of my go-to places for a shopping splurge – not that I get too…

turning 33

Celebrating my 33rd birthday (and my fear of growing older)

Yesterday I celebrated my 33rd birthday. Birthday celebrations these days aren’t quite the raucous events they used to be, more a gathering of my immediate family over a relaxed meal out. Although my lovely parents did babysit for us…