A Pumpkin themed Half Term of fun!

I think we can safely say we have officially entered Halloween season. Dark foggy mornings, endless drizzle and warm cosy jumpers and scarves at the ready. As half term fast approaches I am starting to think about fun activities to do with the kids and pumpkin picking and carving is an obvious choice, with the... Continue Reading →

On Becoming a Digital Mum

As a mum it can often be hard to find the time to really focus on you and what you want to achieve in life other than raising happy children. For the last two year I had been content with being a stay at home mum with plenty to keep my occupied with two under... Continue Reading →

Going Quackers at the Duck Race, Overton

We missed this event but there is nothing quite like good old honest traditional fun and duck racing is just that! This local Hampshire event sounded like a great day out with kids.

Dear Mummy Blog

Dear Mummy, we took our rubber ducks out of the bath water and into the River Test for the annual Duck Race in Overton, Hampshire. The “Great Overton Duck Race” is run to raise funds for St Mary’s Hall.

Overton Duck Race Review

It began as a one-off event, but has since become something of an annual occurrence, raising in excess of £12,000 for the hall’s facilities so far. A whole day of sitting and playing down by the river on the bank holiday sounds like a very relaxing activity. It was also a special day as it was my mummy’s birthday.

Overton Duck Race

We set off early to find a clearing by the side of the bank to lay out our picnic blanket and camping chairs. In our eagerness we were the first family there and watched the organisers time trial the ducks on the water. I also took the opportunity to road test…well water test…

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5 tips for autumnal home decoration

This is one of my favourite blogs and I love the simple home decorating ideas. Hope you enjoy.

Hello Hygge

This year we’ve seen some amazing interiors trends, from my absolute favourite colour, blush pink (I promise I liked it before it became known as ‘millennial pink’!) to copper, and tropical prints for days (I’m looking at you, pineapples, palm leaves and flamingos!). But now we’re sneaking into autumn, the trends are changing, and I wanted to know what’s going to be big in the months ahead.

I dropped into Brighton’s independent interiors boutique Abode Living in my lunch break to meet owners Lynda and Phillipa and find out more about what we can expect to see on our walls, floors, sofas and tables in the coming months, and with their help, I’ve identified five key trends for you to bring into your own home.

1. Must-have mustard

Tabor pots from Abode Living

Lynda and Phillipa have noticed a surge in the number of people looking for mustard, ochre and terracotta homeware, especially soft furnishings…

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