Hopes and dreams

21 August 2014

Learning how to ride a bike without stabilisers seemed absolutely impossible for me as a child. I tried and tried with all the will power that a 5- or 6-year-old can muster, but was always too scared when my mum let go of the seat.  My body would automatically turn rigid and my feet would […]

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Labour and birth plan – #35 weeks

20 August 2014

How appropriate that I scheduled this post for today as it marks exactly 4 weeks until my estimated birth date…so exciting!  I can’t believe how fast time is going at the moment. Thankfully, everything that we need for his arrival has now been bought and delivered. Anything extra is really non-essential and we can take […]

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{Recipe} Blueberry and Almond Polenta Cake – gluten free

19 August 2014

Weekend rainy day baking is always the best! Some of my favourite recipes have been created on a rainy day and the same can be said for this new recipe that I’m sharing today.  I’ve always wanted to experiment with polenta in baking, but never really plucked up the courage.  Using different grains as a […]

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10 superfoods for super skin

18 August 2014

There are plenty of beauty products out there that claim to nourish and give you glowing skin. I’m not knocking any of these high-tech lotions and potions at all.  In fact, I’ve got plenty of them myself in my bathroom cabinet and love to feel pampered by them as I slather them on in the […]

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The best meal of the day

17 August 2014

Happy Sunday!  It’s been a pretty great weekend for me so far, involving lots of baking and eating too much cake.  What’s not to love?  Hope you’re all having a fab time too. The cakes are actually in aid of a big family picnic/reunion that we have planned later at Blenheim Palace. There’s going to […]

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Affordable Maternity Fashion

16 August 2014

If you are anything like me, and I think that I speak to most first time mums here, I didn’t know what to expect where maternity fashion is concerned.  Let’s face, it hasn’t had the best reputation in the past.  Often big and flouncy and without an ounce of real fashionable style. Thank goodness that […]

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