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The Journey Home…

I'm at the nursery collecting Marigold.  When I walk into the building I often have a lapse of memory and pause as I work out which child to collect first, then I remember there's only one today.  A preschooler walks... Continue Reading →

The girl who wanted to be a mermaid

I normally write on here about fabric and the other stuff in my house, but a week ago today our lives changed immeasurably and I thought now would be a good time to write it down. We have two little... Continue Reading →

The Hallway Overhaul

One of the downsides of living in a victorian terrace is the long, narrow dark hall.  It was kind of manageable though until children arrived and then it gradually evolved into its recent state of trip hazard theme park with... Continue Reading →

Great Expectations 5 – living and playing

One of the biggest challenges facing us in our basement is the way we live versus the actual space available: it's essentially two bog standard adjoining rooms, perfect for a kitchen and dining room.  However, we like to cook, dine,... Continue Reading →

The Mermaid’s Tale x 2

I posted a couple of weeks ago about my cunning plan to make low cost mermaid tails from a pair of fleecy Ikea throws for my two girls, aged 3 and 7 months.  The larger tail had gone, er, swimmingly... Continue Reading →

The Mermaid’s Tale (courtesy of Ikea)

I've got a three, nearly four year old called Clover and over the last few months she's been transitioning from Princess to Full Mermaid phase.  She wants to be a mermaid, she wants to see swim like one, be unable... Continue Reading →

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