Monthly Archives: January 2015


These little faces make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And here’s the one that started it all: Advertisements

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the penpal project: wave 1

1. Vintage Jacky Fleming postcard. 2 & 3. Musings on the back of a Nostalgic Barbie card. 4. Page from a intro book made from scrapbook paper and washi tape. 5. More scrapbook paper and washi tape form a handmade … Continue reading

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review: bizzy kids’ craft cafe

The weather here has been very cold and wet lately (no surprise there), which has stopped us from enjoying our usual routine of park visits and walks. I don’t usually mind taking Lucas out in the rain, but the twins … Continue reading

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the penpal project

When I was at university, I kept in touch with my friends and family through writing actual, physical letters and cards. This was not out of choice, but out of necessity – pay-as-you-go mobile phones meant I couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

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explaining the bad stuff

Last week, someone broke into our house while we were all in bed and stole a number of our possessions. Guy and Lucas discovered the damage and missing items when they went downstairs the next morning. They came straight back … Continue reading

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our newborn shoot with nurtured with love

¬† Neither Guy nor I are huge fans of posed photography, but one of my regrets with Lucas is that we didn’t get any studio newborn shots. So when my friend¬†Stacey, one half of Nurtured With Love Photography, offered us … Continue reading

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lucas’s birth story

I wrote this not long after Lucas was born, but I realised I hadn’t shared it on here yet. It’s not as positive a story as the twins’ birth, but I think it’s important to share because that day, almost … Continue reading

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i used to be a gentle parent

Before my second pregnancy, I definitely considered myself a gentle parent. I had one relatively easy toddler who had not yet reached the difficult stage of doing the exact opposite of everything I said. I didn’t get much sleep, but … Continue reading

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