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Racing Season: What to Expect at a Day at the Races

2013 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Race Course

It’s a great opportunity to see new and old styles. Today’s guest post has some lovely ideas on what’s going on with fashion as the racing season gets underway. In the UK, a lot of people are starting to gear up for horse racing season once again, as in the coming months, the Cheltenham Festival will be starting in Gloucestershire. ... Read More »

Review: Clarks Shoes for Spring

Spring shoes from Clarks

A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to try out a pair of shoes from the new Spring Range at Clarks. Who doesn’t love a brand new, shiny pair of shoes right? For me, Clarks has always been the place to go when the children need new shoes, but in recent years, I’ve become more and more ... Read More »

How to Instill Confidence in your Child

Instilling confidence

I’ve thought long and hard about how to do this in my own children, and so welcome this great guest post onto the blog today. Have you thought about how to instill confidence in your child? A parent can build a child’s self-esteem by influencing the type of environment they grow up in – making sure those around them have ... Read More »

Review: Wild Thing Hoxton Dress from Great Plains

Hoxton Great Plains

Ooh, I love discovering a new frock and this one is from the fabulous Great Plains. Anyone who knows me understands my love of anything animal print and even though I sometimes prevent myself from purchasing any more of it, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this very cute dress. The Wild Thing Hoxton Dress is the perfect ... Read More »

What are you Reading: September 2014

Miss R reading

With the onset of back to school, it feels like the pressure is now on to ensure we fulfill our parental responsbilities. Particularly I’m thinking about things like getting the kids to do their homework, checking their spellings and making sure they do their allocated amount of reading. To be honest, reading isn’t a problem in our house. They’ve both ... Read More »

Top Tips on Writing a Good Personal Statement for University

good personal statement for university

For anyone out there with teenagers, I thought this informative guest post on how to write a good personal statement for University, would be very handy. I do hope it’s helpful. A personal statement is a vital part of the university application process. Creating an impactful statement in just a few hundred words can be a daunting process, especially if ... Read More »

What’s Your Summer Print Style

summer print fashion

Are you a fan of wearing prints in the summer? I know I’ve been trying lots of different patterns and prints this year in a bid to be more adventurous, so hopefully you’ll love this guest post roundup as much as I do. This season fashion is celebrating summer with an explosion of exuberant, colourful prints everywhere you look. If ... Read More »

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

How to get a good nights sleep

We’ve all been there at some point: counting sheep, watching the clock, anticipating the alarm, and anything else that means we are not actually doing what we should be doing — sleeping. When a glass of warm milk before bed and an eye mask just aren’t doing the job, there are a few other ways to get that much-needed shut ... Read More »

Would you Convert your Attic Space?

Loft space

It’s been a long held dream of mine, that one day we can afford to develop our loft space into an extra bedroom. In our street of 3 bed, 100 year old Victorian semis, many people have decided to renovate the loft and create an extra room. They’ve gone about it in different ways, using different designs, but the result ... Read More »

The Perfect Summer Garden

contemporary pond

My family are here visiting us as it’s the school holidays, and we spent a lovely afternoon in the sunshine yesterday, tidying up the garden, pulling weeds and mowing the lawn. I love and hate this time of year in equal measure, when it comes to the garden. Yes, everything is coming to life after the dull and dreary Winter, ... Read More »

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