Our UK Travel Plans for 2019

This is a collaborative post with Vogue. Now that we’re starting to emerge from the depths of Winter, and the bank balance is starting to look a bit healthier after the Christmas bashing, it’s at this time every year that my attention turns to what our travel plans should be for the year. My travelling expectations have changed somewhat now that we’re a family of three (although, we were never really wild adventurers before Pickle came along either, despite my best intentions). I always have been, and hope I will continue to be, a huge fan of UK holidays. We…

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Storytelling with Moonlite Projector

This post contains items that have been sent to us for review purposes. I was a complete book worm as a child. It wasn’t teddies and soft toys that adorned my bed at night: it was books. I always had a pile at the foot of my bed, and often several underneath my pillow, stashed away for safe keeping once my eyes had gotten too heavy to read another page. It’s a joy I really looked forward to sharing with my own child whilst pregnant, and I am so glad that as he’s gotten older, Pickle is showing more and…

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Finding the Right Childcare

This is a sponsored post with Childcare.co.uk After deciding not to return to work after my maternity leave, I enjoyed a wonderful twenty months at home with Pickle before I threw myself back into the world of office work. It came about a little unexpectedly… I wasn’t particularly job-hunting, but just happened to spot a job I quite liked the sound of and it felt like the right time to try something new. Before I knew it, the job was mine and all of a sudden, I had just a few weeks to find a childcare option we were happy…

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Hockey, Photoshoots and Black Jeans: Pushing My Own Boundaries

This is a collaborative post. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I proudly declared recently that after thirty years, I finally own my first pair of black jeans. To some of you, this may sound ludicrous, as I know how many people consider them to be a pretty basic wardrobe staple. But I’ve held this long-standing irrational belief that black just doesn’t suit me, and so owning black clothes in general was something I generally steered well clear of. Stripes, Florals, Blues and Greys As you can see from this selection of 2017 photos, there’s a definite colour…

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Theatre Review: Little Gift – M6 Theatre at Birmingham REP

This is a press review of the 11.30am performance of Little Gift at The Birmingham REP on 23 February 2019. If you read my February children’s theatre post, you’ll know I was particularly excited about seeing Little Gift, the latest touring production from M6 Theatre, performed by Guy Hargreaves, someone I’d had the privilege of working with many years ago through the National Youth Theatre. Sometimes, I can get an idea in my head of what a theatre production might be like before I go (rightly or wrongly), and it can often set me up for a fall – anticipating…

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