Life Lately / Listening and Slowing down / Little Loves

Ok how did my two babies become two little people (or I mean Wilf looks like a teenager here right?!) I love seeing their little sassy personalities shine!

I wanted to share a few photos from the past couple of days. I've been asked a lot about what camera/lens/editing software we are using lately because our photography is looking a little different. The truth is that we've been using Tom's new Google Pixel 2 as our sole camera for the past fortnight and the quality is just so amazing. I mentioned a bit more about this on my IG feed but truth be told Tom has never massively been into social media or tech and his phone was about 5 years old and totally dying. It was always something I would nag him about because his phone was too rubbish to take pictures of us when I asked him to, ha!

Anyway since he got this new one (this isn't sponsored or gifted in any way btw!) I've been so impressed with it that I've switched sides too! My phone arrives today although I'm a bit terrified of moving to android over apple the camera really swung it for me.

So what else is new?


I recently dug out this book again which I bought when Wilf was about three years old. I have to say I found three SUCH a tricky age and having chatted to friends about it I think thats quite a common theme. I think as it goes we are fairly chilled parents, we have rules obviously and things that we have to enforce for their own good (bedtime, not eating too much sugar or staring at screen etc etc) but with most other things I'm more of the opinion that things can be a conversation and we're open to listening to their reasons for not wanting to do things or wanting to do things.

I think the trickiest thing we deal with as parents is the frustration of being 'ignored' a lot of the time we find that when we clash is when we're asking things twice, three times (or more) over. Or when we are asking questions and don't get a answer. If it can be helped, and I find it often can I want us to shout as little as possible. I hate shouting so much and I really don't want our kids to feel like they are being barked orders at that they have no choice over. Anyway, I found this book so helpful back then and I totally forget we had it so I'm going to dipping it some more as a reminder to stay on a track where we can both talk and listen to each other.


We've been watching Jessica Jones as the new season is back on, it's not the same as when David Tennant was in it *sigh* but it's still pretty easy watching. When I was sick last week I gave myself a day off and took myself to bed with Grey's Anatomy. I had no idea there were two seasons I hadn't watched so I'm rectifying that! Also - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy!


I've been loving the checked jacket I'm wearing in the last of the photos above, it's from Nasty Gal. I'd never shopped their before but I also picked up the flared cords and I love them both.

Check out my latest Wish List for some other things I'm loving!

This 'Little Loves' is a post set up by my friend Morgana, its a great way to find new recommendations!

Happy Friday! - Wish List

Free People Body Suit 
Boden Skirt 
Marks and Spencer Dress 
New Look Cord Sweatshirt 
Anthropologie Cardigan 
Skinny Polka Dot Jeans 

Hey guys! TGIF! I've had the worst cold for a couple of weeks now but I think I'm finally coming out of it. Anyway here are some of my favourite pieces I've spotted lately. I hope you like them!

Have a lovely weekend xx


Mothers Day 2018 - Just Living my best life!

Hey Guys! Hope you are all well and those of you that are mums had the loveliest Mother's Day. I'm so very conscious that its a hard day for so many for many different reasons. It's been a hard day for me for various reasons in the past too but I have to say that these little buddies just make it so joyful now. It's not lost on me how lucky we are, to be happy and healthy and not wanting for much in life then to spend as much time as we can together. I'm always grateful for this life we've carved out and don't take it for granted I promise you.

The kids have been pretty sick for the past week or so with this weird virus that seems to be going round. Mabli had it first which was hard because she couldn't really tell us what was up. Then Wilf got it and he could articulate better so we knew it was some virus that just zapped energy and left you with a nasty cough and feeling achey. Then I got it and I was like 'oh no! You guys have been feeling this poorly?!' Do you ever get that when you get whatever bug your kids just had and you suddenly realise how they must have been feeling?

Anyway Sunday I was still feeling pretty run down but I didn't want to hang around the house for yet another day so we decided to hop onto the city train and go the other side of Bristol for a change. We did the playpark then the city farm, then popped into one of our favourite toy shops to pick the kids up something for their pocket money (they got scratch and sniff stickers) before heading to lunch. We went to Oowee Dinner and oh my gawd it was the BEST vegan burger I have ever eaten. If you ever go there get the fake chicken, you wont regret it. Also deep battered cauliflower..I really want to eat that meal all over again.

When we got home we all watched Paddington 2 before the kids actually went to back without too much fuss (they must have known it was a special day) and Tom indulged me by letting me watch Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, ha! Kinda my absolutely perfect to be honest!

I hope you are had a great day too!


A practise run for Mothers Day and the prettiest homeware!

(This first photo makes me laugh so much, like mother like daughter hey Mabli)

We're fast approaching one the best days of the year, well for mums anyway haha! I love Mother's Day, I loved the excitement as a child of handing my own mum a fresh bouquet and our dad helping us bring her a pot of tea and her favourite breakfast in bed.

Now I'm a mum myself I love the day even more, it's all about being spoilt by my little gang. I feel so grateful and honoured to be a mum to these two. Whilst I always knew I wanted to become a mum I had no idea of the joy it would bring. I also had no idea about the amount of sleep deprivation it would bring too right? :)

I'm working with Sainsbury's Home in this post to showcase not only their lovely Mother's Day gift selection but also their amazing homeware range. All the items in this post from the bedspread to the coffee pot are from their Helsinki range. On that note can we take a moment to appreciate our PJ's? Also the fact that both kids got matching dinosaur flannel ones?!

Tom actually helped the kids create this lovely breakfast for me and I'm sharing some photos of that and some tips I have for cooking with kids (spoiler, just go with the mess!) so it you want to take a look at that then head over here.

This was one of the gifts the kids picked out from the range, I just love this laser print design and the message too.

The kids also picked out this beautiful floral wash bag and coral purse. I love the colour blocking and also the gorgeous botanical style illustration. Both the tray, coffee pot, mug, bedspread and throw are from the range too as well as the calendar I have on my side table. Although the kids keep changing the date on it haha!

We also chose out a couple of square picture frames so I have one of me and each child in each frame just by my side of the bed. The lovely vase is also from the range which matches the tray. I actually think its more to store thing in the kitchen as it comes with a lid but I'm using it as a vase here ;)

Motherhood isn't always the easiest ride, I not going to lie there are times of the day that I'm counting down to bedtime or a glass of wine (or tub of ice-cream) that I can enjoy alone without being asked questions or playing Lego or Duplo but those moments are tiny in comparison with the absolute joy being with them gives me. I know that right now in these moments I am living out my best days and I'm so thankful to them for making me a mum!

Thanks to Sainsbury's Home for working with us on this post and don't forget to check out their brilliant Mother's Day and Homeware section. 
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