Thursday, 23 October 2014

Home - Once & Now


If you are a long time reader of my blog you will remember that when Tom and I bought our home (over four years ago now!) it was a bit of a wreck of a place and needed a whole bunch of work. I often tell my friends that it would have been a lot easier to have moved into a place that wasn't quite so much of a 'fixer upper' but if truth be told I love the fact we've put so much of our heart and soul into the place. It really does have our stamp on it and each room hold special memories and moments for us. 

Our home plays a huge part in my life, it's the place I play with my son, the place I work from (our dining room table) and it was even the place I gave birth to Wilf in! I'm posting over on Hiscox about what our home means to me as part of their Home Once and Now campaign. 

Head over to there to check it out!

Our Week in Pictures


Not sure if it's a week/weekend or what kind of time period in pictures this is if I'm honest. The days are getting a little muddled since the busyness of the wedding, having family down and Tom having some time off. I can tell you now that we are all so tired. Tired and happy but so tired all the same!


My brother's family came to stay for the wedding and then for a few days after as well. Unfortunately we were all a little 'under the weather' and the actual weather was just terrible. Tom bought quite a few umbrellas incase of rain on our big day though so we were well prepared! I'm kinda in love with the colourful stripy one, if it has to rain you might as well have a jolly umbrella to shelter under right?


The day after we got hitched we stayed over in a local hotel called The Avon Gorge (which overlooks the suspension bridge). Tom actually won a stay there months and months ago with his work so it seemed like a good a time as any to use it. We had dinner, drank a bottle of wine and snuggled into bed watching TV while the rain hammered down outside, It was all rather lovely. I was trying to think what it might have felt like if we had not known each other very long before we got married or if we didn't have a child together. I don't know any different of course but it felt sort of perfect to reflect on all our years together already and all the plans we have for our years ahead. I told Tom I want to have another big party to celebrate in five years time, ha! ;)


First married selfie ;)


The rest of the week was spent trying to catch up with the ten billion emails I seemed to have accumulated over the past five days or so as well as lots of coffee. Wilf was poorly so I'd kept him out of nursery and as such I'm trying not to feel overwhelmed with the bright red sign that tells me how many emails I need to reply to *gulp*.


In case you were wondering about any of the clothes in the pictures above

On me:

Stripy Umbrella - Next
My Yellow Raincoat - c/o Joules
Shoes - Orla Kiely for Clarks
Pink Coat - Zara
Yellow dress - Sonnet James
Bag - c/o Nica
Blue Maxi dress - Oliver Bonas (sale)
Yellow Jumper - Primark
Stripy Dress - Vintage gift from Tom

On Wilf:

Boots - c/o Joules
Raincoat - TK Maxx
Green Jumper - c/o COS
Leggings - Zara
Orange Jumper - Mango

(think that cover's everything, shout if you are curious about my families clothes and I'll ask them ;))

We are off on our honeymoon this weekend without our little buddy for the first time ever. I know he will be absolutely fine and am secretly (or not so secretly) looking forward to a few child free days with Tom. Then we can get excited about Halloween!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wish List



1, Two - Tone fine knit dress 
2, Lynsky Joy boots 
3, Teddy Coat in white
4, Charm Necklace from People Tree (take 10% off everything with code TIGER10)

My style used to be really quite girly, favouring bright, colourful, floral prints and tea dresses as a firm staple in my wardrobe. As I've got older funny enough I've become a bit more braver in mixing up my style a bit. I mean don't get my wrong I still live in dresses and really I'm not sure I'm ever going to be comfortable in jeans (until I find the perfect pair maybe?). I'm also much more in favour of dresses I can feel really comfortable in, so I'm finding myself searching more and more for wardrobe items like loose knit dresses like this one from Esprit in darker shades. 

I love that with neutral shades you can actually dress up without looking too dressed up. I love pairing these quite masculine boots with a simple dress and teddy coat. The People Tree necklace just compliments the whole outfit perfectly. I used to have a similar charm necklace years ago that I lost so I'm really tempted to get this one as I think it will go with so many outfits. 



Halloween ideas - For the Kiddo


1, Oeuf NYC Fox beanie 
2, Mouline Roty Filou the wolf mask
3, OMY Paper costume
4, Super Heroe PJ's
5, Suzette the owl mask

I always wanted to one of those mums who made costumes and was super crafty..maybe I will be one of these days but for now I'm kinda happy to just buy Wilf's outfits!

Out of all of these I think the third is my favourite closely followed by number two.
I actually have a discount code for anyone wanting to purchase last minute halloween items!
TIGERLQ: Save £8* on Kids Fashion, Furniture & Toys
*Minimum purchase £80. Non-cumulative with other current vouchers or promotional offers

What would you pick?
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