Holiday days…

Some scenes from our week in the sun, cloud…. Despite the foul weather there were moments of blue – as you can see – along with plenty of fresh fish, sardines especially, and lots of great wine and fresh, delicious Mediterranean food. We had some great moments while Munchkin napped, just soaking up the peace…

The Weekend Edit (15 June)…

Seven wonderful (holiday) things from the week that was…   Mummy and her girl, sitting in the sunshine (Striped Vest, £9.20, Polarn O. Pyret; Sunglasses, £145, Gucci) Red beads and brown skin (Beaded Necklace, €3, Quarteira Market) Summer-time Style (Apple Playsuit, £14, John Lewis) Shady solutions on cobbled side streets, Loule, Algarve Gin and Juniper…

Bathtime Bliss…

Bathtime essentials for little monkeys… We started a bathtime routine with Munchkin pretty early, and, while it took some getting used to for all of us, it’s now a staple part of our routine and really sets the scene for the end of the day and the start of Munchkin’s nightime routine. There were some basics…

Summer Frolics…

Five things you absolutely must do this summer… Shop at Kilver Court This place is an absolute wonder of incredible luxury brands, without the associated price tag. Think Mulberry handbags for £300. It’s a dream come true for anyone who loves lovely things and needs a day of indulgence. Get there early to beat the…

The Weekend Edit (8 June)

Seven wonderful things from the week that was… 1. A summery walk through Cirencester Park, cirencesterpark.co.uk 2. Heart-stoppingly beautiful interiors inspiration, £9.99, Elle Decoration Country 3. Rustic ribbons for pretty presents, from £3.75 a metre, John Lewis 4. Little wooden boats for first birthdays, £4, Store Upstairs, Lavender Bakehouse 5. Cow parsely and country walkways 6. First…

Invite Only…

When it came to the invitations for Munchkin’s christening, I wanted something that was simple and understated (this isn’t a wedding after all), but playful and friendly too. The wonderful English Stamp Company will make bespoke stamps for you, with up to ten lines of varying fonts and size, meaning you can easily make your own…

The weekend edit…(1 June)

Seven wonderful things from the week that was… 1. White peonies and cream roses, £6 a bunch, Market Garden, Cirencester 2. Cottage Seeded Loaf, £3, Hobbs Bakery, Nailsworth 3. Vintage forks on vintage linen, £20 for six forks, Cirencester Antiques  4. Shabby chic teddy, £18, Afro Art 5. Indulgent banana cake, Lavender Bakehouse, Chalford 6. Coral Stripe…