Styling the Seasons: July

This post is all about the holiday I’m enjoying in France right now. My thoughts were focused on packing, full of excitement and anticipation, so I quickly styled up a flat lay to illustrate that. After almost killing myself trying to get all my work and blog posts finished before we went away, I ended up deciding that it would actually be preferable to spend a little bit of time on the laptop while on holiday rather than pulling an all-nighter before we left. Now we’re here, and it’s lovely, and it’s everything I imagined and more. Except that somewhere…

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9 family-friendly things to do in a weekend in North Norfolk

We have just enjoyed a weekend in North Norfolk, staying in the most picturesque flint cottage – one of Norfolk Country Cottage’s 400 independent holiday cottages dotted across the county. We chose the gorgeous Blacksmith’s Cottage in Great Bircham as our base – it was full of character with its beamed ceilings and woodburner, and was so comfortable, immaculate and well-appointed that we wanted to move in for good! It was just a short stroll to the local pub and village shop/deli, and there was a fantastic view out over farmland at the back. Having never visited North Norfolk before,…

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Easy homemade stocking fillers – snowman soup and reindeer poo

I am now known as ‘poo girl’. An enviable moniker, I’m sure you’ll agree. And the reason for my impressive title? The huge quantity of bags of reindeer poo and  snowman soup that I’ve made to sell at the twins’ school’s winter fair for the last two years. I’m not taking the credit for the original idea – Pinterest came up trumps yet again – but I thought I’d share my take on these festive treats. Not only are they great for selling at a school fair, they also make fantastic stocking fillers, or little gifts for visiting kids over…

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