Beautiful Barnett Hill in Bloom, Surrey UK
WEEKEND GETAWAYS
Barnett Hill is a beautiful boutique hotel in Surrey that swept us away. It is also easy to get to, and once there it feels like you are in your own little world of relaxation and luxury. It is a half an hour from London, or a short forty-minute drive from Heathrow. We drove in ...
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BABY
NaturalMat -- the answer to better (and healthier) sleep
Since this little girl, who just turned nine, was a baby, Naturalmat has been a part of our lives. I was inspired by the product range on our Babyccino portal, before I even worked with Babyccino, while I was pregnant and looking for baby cots and soft fluffy sheepskin rugs. Naturally, Naturalmat was the obvious ...
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BOOKS
Brilliantly Designed Board Books for Toddlers from Quarto Kids
The excitement of new books never goes away in our home. Whether it is a trip to the library or a new book for a birthday gift, we always get excited for a new book. But I must say quite honestly, that as a mama of three kids, board books don't often spark joy any ...
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TRAVEL
Middleton Lodge Estate - a perfect retreat for the family
Last weekend the girls and I enjoyed a little getaway to one of my favorite English countryside retreats in Yorkshire, Middleton Lodge Estate. This beautiful estate sits on 200 acres of privately owned parkland, nearby to the gateway of the rolling hills of the Yorkshire dales. Owned by James and Rebecca Allison, who themselves have ...
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FOOD
Recipes Boxes from Cook School
Cook School recipe boxes have become very familiar over the last eighteen months in our household. Florence is a huge fan of the Cook School club and is always delighted to find a box waiting at the doorstep for her. Founded by food educator and award-winning children’s cookbook author Amanda Grant, has developed these fabulous ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Super simple Bunting DIY
A couple of months ago, Quin started up a little business selling pillowcase sets, skirts and scrunchies. (So cute!) He has been saving the fabric remnants to make bunting, and yesterday we finally set out to make some. We had been throwing around different ideas for ways to make the bunting until we found this ...
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BOOKS
Favourite first chapter books to read aloud to young children
Over the recent summer holidays, I started reading chapter books to Wilkie (who is 4, turning 5 next month). We started with a family favourite, Charlotte's Web, and next we read James and the Giant Peach, and from there we were hooked! I always find it can be a funny transition from picture books to ...
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LONDON CITY GUIDE
The Snowman at Sadler's Wells Peacock Theatre
'The Snowman' is simply one of the best books, films, and soundtracks of the season. But have you seen The Snowman's live performance in London by Sadler's Wells? If not, I assure you, it will be the highlight of Christmas. Think big heart-warming fun. Children oooh-ing out loud, and perhaps even the smallest tear or two ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Baby Bear Family -- all recycled materials make this sweet family keepsake
This is such a sweet and easy little activity. Great to make all year round, but especially wonderful to give as a little Christmas gift to loved ones that you can either pop in an envelope in the post or wrap for under the tree. I made these of my three little baby bears with ...
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ESSENTIALS AND TIPS
Cool and clever backpacks, bags and travel accessories your kids will love!
We have recently discovered the Dutch brand Craekker and their cool and clever backpacks and bags. What I love about the Craekker ethos is that they are on a mission to create 'street-smart' products for kids that encourage them to be independent and to do things themselves -- to zip and unzip their backpack, to ...
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There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing! We love these 3 in 1 scampsuits by @muddypuddlesuk that are waterproof!
6 months ago
Homemade Happy Halloween bunting made from stamps! So simple with a few materials and so effective too! Craft link in bio.
6 months ago
One week until Halloween… we can’t wait to make our traditional Brown Butter Maple Pecan Popcorn! Link in bio.
6 months ago
Make your own super-sized spiderwebs!!! Just paper & scissors. Decorations, games, and fun to follow! Spin the spider on the spiderweb even. Link in bio to make this amazingness!
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Sustainable halloween costumes – dressing up capsule tips! See our archive post, link in bio. We love this one!
7 months ago
Two autumn bakes to warm up the soul, see our new post, link in bio.
7 months ago
Slow Sunday = simple and relaxing leaf rubbings. All you need are some leaves (very newly picked or pressed ones), think copy paper, and a writing tool. Make [email protected] cards to send to loved ones. ️ Link in bio for full post.
7 months ago
The best way to avoid pre-bought Halloween costumes that aren’t environmentally friendly… make your own! But finding the time is another thing. So why don’t you make superhero leaf masks this year. Go for a walk. Collect leaves. Press them this weekend, and then decorate them in a week or so. What a great way to embrace Autumn and have fun! Totally free too. Your superpower, a creative & cool solution! 🦸‍️ 🦸‍️ 🦸‍️🦸‍️🦸‍️ Link in bio from @soloskates lovely post a few years ago!
7 months ago
Pretty sure pumpkin season is in full effect. Try our Pumpkin Laksa, yum!
7 months ago
Do you know our gorgeous #babyccinoboutiques ? This one, MookieMerino offers a premium and luxurious baby sleep bag made of pure organic merino wool. @mookiemerino is award-winning sleeping bag is perfect for all four seasons, lightweight, safe, extremely soft on the skin and unisex.
7 months ago
Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
3 years ago
Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
5 years ago
Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
5 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
5 years ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
5 years ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
5 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
5 years ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
5 years ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
6 years ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
6 years ago