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diy: garden chandelier

You may have spotted in this post the garden chandelier that I had made for the Princess Party. It was really simple to make and it was one of those crafts that I kinda made up as I went along. I completed it over the course of a couple days and in total it took […]

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3 quick pastries

Mother’s guilt. It’s a terrible thing. They never warn you about it in pregnancy magazines. I often get mother’s guilt when my friends post Instagram pictures of things they’ve baked in the kitchen with their children. I rarely involve my kids in cooking so today I decided to do something about it. I’ve found the key […]

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fruit picking

June is my favourite month of the year. Not only does the sun shine (sometimes) and it’s my birthday (yes, I’m still going on about that), but the end of the month always means one thing: strawberries. I’ve made it a family tradition to go strawberry picking every year and the place we always visit […]

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Oil Can Café

Last week there were double celebrations in the Cookson household. On the Sunday it was Father’s Day and on Wednesday it was my birthday, so to celebrate, I took Mr C on a lunch date to the Oil Can Café at The Carding Shed in Hepworth. The Oil Can Café is not your average tea […]

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princess garden party

One of the best things of being a grown-up is that you can throw a party whenever you want and on Friday I did just that. The weather has been so glorious that I decided to throw a Princess Garden Party for my girls. My friend, Lucy, and her two girls came along too. Party […]

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happy birthday to me

It was my birthday on Wednesday. A big fat thank you to all my friends and family who sent birthday messages to me. Here’s a quick round up of some of the lovely things I received: Collar clips and the perfect hot chocolate cup from my good friend, Lucy. A cookbook that I have been […]

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diy: personalised wall art

I often see art for sale and mutter under my breath, ‘I could make that myself…’. I really wanted a frame with lettered playing cards and I knew it would be easy to make my own, but there was one snag; I had no idea where to get hold of the cards. I eventually stumbled […]

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Blognix 2014
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If you follow me on Twitter you will have been aware that I was tweeting more than usual this weekend. The reason for my twitteryness (is that a word? I think it should be) was that I was at Blognix, a blogging meet-up in Birmingham with a great line up of speakers. The aim of […]

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new things

I don’t know whether it’s the sunny weather, but I seem to have gotten my blogging mojo back. Not only that but I also seem to be trying lots of new things recently. Here is a list of some of the new things that have come my way: Homemade mocha frappe Anyone who knows me […]

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living room revamp

I thought I’d let you know the reason for my absence in recent weeks. Last year we bought the house that we had been renting for two years and it was a great feeling to be back on the housing ladder again. Although the existing decor when we moved in was pleasant, it wasn’t exactly to […]

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