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Secret Santa

I love Secret Santa gifts between friends, it makes life so much easier doesn’t it? Instead of buying a gift for every single person you know and spending a fortune, a pre-planned Secret Santa is always a bit more thrilling. Who will you pick out of the hat? what will you buy them? will you…

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Pregnancy Update: 37 weeks and 3 days

How far Along? Well I’ve hit 37 weeks, so we have a full term baby in there people!!! But I have 2 weeks and 4 days left until my official due date. How am I feeling? A bit anxious I suppose.  Every little twinge or slight discomfort I think could be the baby making his…

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Children’s Christmas stocking fillers

I’ve been thinking about good Christmas stocking fillers recently, smaller presents that that are quirky, different or interesting for children to find on Christmas morning in amongst the traditional satsuma, nuts and gold chocolate coins. There are a couple of items I think would be suitable and fun!   I actually got sent the Constructive…

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Nikon D3200 for beginners

So I’ve been looking for a new camera for a while, weighing up different options.  One thing I knew was that I wanted a Nikon.  I’m definitely a Nikon fan.  I think you tend to either sway between Nikon or Canon, and Nikon always comes up tops for me! As a simple point and shoot…

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Pregnancy Update: 36 weeks and 3 days

(Cardigan/coat from Miss Selfridge, Maternity T shirt from Topshop, Boots from Miss Selfridge) How far Along? Well he’s full term next Monday!! (37 weeks) and then it’s a waiting game.  He’s not due until 40 weeks but you just never know when they might turn up! So officially 3 weeks and 4 days left! How…

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My hospital bag: Mother’s essentials (3/3)

The final part of my packing process, this post will focus on what I’ll need post birthing. 1. Face care.  I’ve packed miniature versions of most the products I normally use.  So I have the Simple cleanse, tone and moisturise range, a small bottle of Estee Lauder’s advanced night repair serum, St. Ive’s apricot scrub…

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My hospital bag: Baby essentials (2/3)

The baby bag was the exciting part of my hospital packing.  All those little clothes I’d bought over the previous months suddenly had a real part to play.  It’s really quite surreal to think my little man will actually be in the clothes I pack for the hospital.  Oh it’s getting so real now! So…

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My hospital bag: Birthing essentials (1/3)

Packing the hospital bag is such a long tedious mind-boggling process.  In fact it’s so long I’m going to split it up into 3 posts.  Each post for a different part of the birthing process. 1. Birthing essentials 2. Baby essentials 3. Mother essentials This post will focus solely on what I’ve packed for the birthing…