Yearly Archives: 2016

My favourite moments from the Home Life Project & why you should join in 2017

At the start of this year I turned a casual and occasional photography post into a regular monthly photography project and I invited those who were curious to join in to. The Home Life Project not only provides a photographic record of my growing and changing family but it also means that whatever the weather,…

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Upcycled Christmas tins!

Theo is having a bit of adventure this Christmas Eve as he’s decided to spend the day at my sister’s house meeting extended family and waking up on Christmas morning with his teenage cousins, before we join them for lunch. Among the new friends he’ll be making at Christmas are a 5 year-old and a…

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Upcycled copper Army men fridge magnets (and giveaway)

Around the corner from our house we now have a brilliant local charity shop which I pass on the school run four times a day. We’ve found a few gems and projects there since it’s opened and on one trip recently, I found a huge bag of plastic army men which were crying out to…

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Preparing a heat-loving Beagle for winter

The other week during our first blast of serious winter weather I encountered a neighbour on the dog walk who greeted me with the words “I’ve just met a Beagle wearing a very smart coat.” We both looked down at my undressed Beagle and she looked back at us silenting saying (I imagine) “See I…

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Free downloadable wine bottle labels for teachers

I like to keep it really simple for teachers at the end of term, so I mostly buy them wine. I figure if they’ve been teaching for any length of time they must already have a whole houseful of Best Teacher mugs, handmade gifts, orchids and hand cream. Wine however is always welcome. This year…

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