Friday, 24 January 2014

Kelly Hoppen Interiors shop 'The Art of Home' NOW OPEN

Photo source:  Kelly Hoppen Pinterest page

For months I have popped onto the Kelly Hoppen website hoping 'The Art of Home' online store was open for business.  The opening was announced on her Facebook Page whilst I was out.  I peeked a look on my phone sitting in my parked car and exhaled!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Bring on a full on 2014

I haven't set a New Year's resolution for years.  It used to be a thing I did as a child but upon getting older, felt that I didn't want to set myself up to fail.  Then thought it would be better if I set myself life goals without the New Year pressure.  I'm a Gemini and true to type,

Bloggers Habits

How often should a blogger blog?

A short while ago I was asked how often I blog, I was brutally honest, "I'm a creative, I blog when I feel like it!'  Ain't that the truth!  I honestly only blog when I feel I have something to blog about.  I hate those blogs that seem to just put a post up well, just because.  I get it, I will lose peoples interest, my ratings on Google blah blah blah.  Is that really all blogging is worth?

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!!!

As I sit in my large corner sofa, in my little living room at the front of my lil terrace home, with my husband and kids, glass of Prosseco in one hand, Waitrose Rocky Road in the other;  I am eternally grateful.  I have a beautiful, loving, unique and supportive family.  I love and am loved.  

Thank you all for reading and following us thus far, we look forward to another great year on our journey of life and sincerely wish the same for all of you.

Good bye 2013, it's been an experience
Hello 2014, we are Only Boys and a Tomboy 

Tomboy -x-

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Frolicious Boy

Those of you whom have followed my blog over the past year and a bit, may have noticed Alexanders ever growing afro!  I am asked daily how we maintain it, what we do and why we haven't cut it.  The last question is easily answered.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Baby LOVES James Brown

Encouraging speech and Language

Our lil baba is really coming into his own, with clear likes and dislikes.  His speech is coming along slowly.  At 22 months I'm not particularly worried but am monitoring his progress, encouraging him to repeat and reading to him lots and lots.  When I find that he likes something in particular I extend on it.

I found out, one day driving in the car, that he LOVES James Brown 'I Feel Good'.  He tries to sing along.  As he also has a fascination with my laptop, I recorded him on an occasion as he sang and watched himself on iMovie.  It's a great way to encourage his speech, rhythm and sense of self.
Have a look.


Children develop at different paces, should you have any concerns about your child's progress, contact your local Children Centre or speak to your doctor or health visitor for advice.

Tomboy -x-

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Hostess Etiquette

How to be a great host

One of the things I love most is to entertain.  I am known amongst my friends for my dinner, childrens' and booze-up parties, but I have rarely had the opportunity to provide an overnight stay experience; until recently.

I'm a huge fan of the Channel 4 show 'Four in a bed' and have often commented to my Husband that I could ace it as a B&B owner.  But, as always, things are not as easy as they look.


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