Monthly Archives: August 2016

We’re brand ambassadors for JJ Jiraffe

When Alice was born one of my friends passed on a lovely bundle of baby clothes which included a brilliant pair of multi-coloured leggings. Alice has worn the leggings continually since we gt them receiving lots of compliments from people in the process. They wash brilliantly and (I think) make her look like a mini…

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Our garden in August : Out with one tree, in with another

This month we said goodbye to a large pine tree in our garden. It was a decision I felt torn about right up until the morning that the tree surgeons arrived, but I’m relieved to say we are delighted with the results. The tree was about 30ft tall and had completely outgrown the spot in…

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Turning 40 and embracing new challenges

Yesterday I celebrated my 40th birthday. I’m pretty sure this is something I’m supposed to keep quiet about and that I should probably try and fake being in my 30s a bit longer (at least publicly) but I’m happy to move on to another decade and I’m excited what it will hold. And what is…

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In search of the perfect capsule wardrobe

One of the things I loved about being pregnant was my capsule maternity wardrobe. Every item of maternity wear I owned got worn and got worn often. Every morning I reached into the wardrobe and plucked something out, I knew it would fit and if I needed a dress for an event, I had a…

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Home Life Project – August

It’s our eighth month this year documenting our family life and it’s lovely to look back on each month’s collection of images and get a window into what we were doing at that point in the year. This month’s images have a lovely summery feel and also show a developmental change for Alice. In the…

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