As much as I love Autumn, Winter – well Christmas in particular is my favourite time of year – the smells, the food, the happiness. We have a lot of traditions in our house for Christmas, so I thought I would write down a winter bucket list (as I did for Autumn) and see how many we can check off over the colder months ahead….I’ve also added in some photos from when we have done things in previous years – how cute are tiny Izzie and Ollie! 1. Make Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider 2. Decorate the house for Christmas…

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When you are little there isn’t any better fun in Autumn, than playing in the leaves. My mum has two big trees in her garden, an Acer tree with beautiful golden leaves, and a cherry blossom trees on which the leaves go a gorgeous red. We had a plan a few weeks ago to go out and take some photos of the kids and Ollie was feeling very under the weather, and so we ended up in mums garden, playing with the leaves. Last Autumn Mason was very little and so this is his first experience of leaves – and…

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This is a new type of post for me – there is no way I could be ‘Beauty blogger’ as I am way too set in my ways. I always wear the same day to day makeup look – and vary it up ever so slightly when I go out. Some of the products below I have been using for a long time, and I’m sure there are newer products out there, but I’m definitely a creature of routine and habit.  I’ve been obsessed with makeup since I was old enough to buy ‘Shout’ Magazine with my pocket money! I…

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20 Things about me you didn’t know: 1. Dr Pepper is my favourite drink ever 2. I have an obsession with stripes when it comes to clothes – for myself and the kids 3. I had my gall bladder removed when I was 19 after it put me in intensive care for nearly two weeks 4. I love country music – particularly Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. 5. I love Christmas, my planning and buying starts in August, and i’m always so sad when it is over! 6. I drive a ‘mummy’ car – a 7 seater Renault Grand Scenic…

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It feels like I say this all the time at the moment, but this month has been a mixed bag again. I’m not sure if this is now because we are busier than ever as a family, the fact that it is getting colder, and all the germs that have come along with it, or just that three kids is hard – amazing, but hard! Half term was lovely to have them home but everyone had a cold, so it was a quiet one – which I think we all needed. We’ve had plenty of time out in the fresh…

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My parents still live in the same house that I grew up in, from the age of two and a half. They live in a tiny village in the Gloucestershire countryside – about 15 minutes from where we live now. I didn’t really appreciate how lucky I was to grow up there – surrounded by fields and animals. We still live in a country town, but its not the same as a village. Most Saturdays we go to Nanny and Grampy’s when Ell is playing football, and take the opportunity wherever possible to get the kids out for a walk.…

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