Month: September 2016

Sunday Best…

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..Organic Bathroom Saviours (Home and Away) Just been for a super-chilled walk in the woods with the family and our pooch, and as I contemplate just how lazy or active I want the rest of this Sunday to be, I’m already thinking ahead to a long steamy bath this evening. I have some pretty impressive blisters thanks to some new shoes earlier in the week, and aching limbs from a busy week. So in the […]

Time…

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…for some Hygge. (Danish, pro; huuga) As we approach October (I know, right?) we’re heading into maximum Hygge territory. (OK actually, the Danes really go for it around Christmas, though the Danes lead a secular lifestyle, they go big on religious celebrations). I’ve done my research and whilst everyone associates it mostly as a loose translation of cosy, it’s actually a catch-all expression for spending quality time with family and friends. They even do Hygge in […]

Sunday Best…

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..All that Glitters. Yesterday, Autumn came. With a pretty resounding message that she’s here to stay, too. I needed socks with my Stans, for the school run,  but as usual all I could find in my drawer was a mis-match of some ancient ones and none of the hundreds I bought this time last year (I do not exaggerate) – Just those belonging to my kids and The Husband. Stripes, trainer socks, massive skate socks, and school socks. […]

A Great British Bun Fight…

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Anyone looking at Britain from the outside this week could be forgiven for thinking that following the post Brexit vote this summer, the madness has prevailed as we’ve all got ourselves into a right old lather about the defection of The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4… Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have been the first to say they’re not following the money – how refreshing for celebrities to have a back bone and […]

been to the flicks…

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…Captain Fantastic cert 15 Hmm. First up to say, is that this wasn’t the film I was expecting.  Yet as soon as I write that, I’m not sure what I was expecting with hindsight. An odd film in some ways.  I didn’t like, nor empathise with the central character, Ben (on paper I thought I would – played by Viggo Mortensen, what’s not to like?). A survivalist, living off-grid, Ben is raising his kids to […]

Sunday Best…

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Back 2 Skool This week’s Sunday Best is all about the best back-packs to see us into Autumn with the kids returning to school….and obviously us adults always like a refresh too, so there are also some nifty ones here with laptop sections for that daily commute/trek to campus. In at number one for little girls is this amazing Cat-Mermaid (Purr Maids – see what they did there?) backpack from Paperchase. Paperchase has always pulled it […]

Sunday Best…

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A Pinch and a Punch… A few days late admittedly, but when the boy child greeted me with his little fist balled up at breakfast on Thursday, I had to practically pinch myself that it was already September. That’s Autumn, right? Where did Summer go? So, this week’s Sunday Best is dedicated to the best ways to see in Autumn (as done by our family). In at number one, is our self-named “sausage walk” – named […]

it’s a wrap…

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…Autumn’s fast approaching (and don’t even get me started on how many days there are til Christmas) and before you know it, we’ll all be in jacket and coat panic.  I’ll be procrastinating as always and will undoubtedly miss out on any of the ones I’ve got my eye on (will continue to put it off in any case)…and I’ll yet again reach for my dog walking coat as the chill sets in first thing […]

A case of…

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Mistaken identity?.. This summer I’ve hung out with a guy who knows his contemporary music like no other person I know, I’ve also had some brilliant conversations with an art historian who is so not how you’d think an art historian would be and who makes me laugh like a drain. I’ve also knocked around with a qualified personal trainer and an amazing cook. The thing is, none of those people actually do those things […]