Monthly Archives: May 2013

Make-Up: Beauty Essential or Social Norm?

Make-Up: Beauty Essential or Social Norm?

The other day, I was looking in the mirror (Husband thinks I’m vain. He’s probably right) and assessing my facial features. I’d just taken my make-up off using one of those cloths that are pre-impregnated with cleanser and I was a little bit shocked by the amount of product that was left on the cloth after. I don’t think I wear a¬†huge amount, in comparison to a lot of other women I see, and on …

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Closer to Nature – Lens Flare

This week has been a bit of a washout, despite big plans and lots of Closer to Nature related opportunities. Sausage is on half-term at the moment, like most of the kids in the UK, and we had plans of mini-golf, beach combing, nature walks and lots more besides, but the weather has meant that we’ve had to be a bit more creative about what we’ve done instead, so it’s been a week of fashion …

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Seasonal Fashion Tips from Bon Marche

Season change looks When the seasons change lots of us just can’t wait until to ditch the winter woollies and bring out the linens. If only life was that simple though. The seasons don’t really have a defined start and finish when it comes to our unpredictable climate. We might have bright sunshine one day and then the next day the temperature drops again. In those in-between type weeks transitional clothing and layers really come …

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Driving Music #carcraftsingalongs

Ever since I got my licence waaaay back in 2002, having music to drive to has been really important to me. When my first ever car got broken into and the radio stolen, I used a battery powered radio on my passenger seat until I replaced my car stereo, which should give you a good idea of how much I like to have tunes to drive to! Throughout the course of my life, there have …

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The Pitfalls of Having an Intelligent Child

Sausage is a very intelligent kid. She’s one of, if not the, youngest in her class and she reads at the top level with kids who are a full year older. Her teacher is constantly regaling us with stories of “amazing” things she’s come out with in class, like the time they were discussing The North Pole and the things you’d find there. The other kids were saying things like snow, ice etc. Sausage sat …

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Ranty Friday – Feminine Hygiene Products

Ranty Friday – Feminine Hygiene Products

I am a woman just in case you hadn’t noticed. I have spent a lot of time in the company of other women. Let me demonstrate: I attended an all-girls school from the ages of 11-17 I spent a good few years learning bellydancing in all-female classes and travelling around to workshops and performances I used to play netball for my town The majority of my friends are women and there’s a definite female:male bias …

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Trampolining for the Whole Family!

One of the things that we’ve been looking forward to about the warmer weather maybe/possibly/potentially arriving is getting Sausage back on her trampoline. She’s been a bouncy child ever since she could first take weight on her legs (which, and I’m not exaggerating here, was at about 6 weeks old. We nicknamed her Tigger and everything) and when we were trying to come up with something to get her for her last birthday, a trampoline …

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Leave Merida Alone!

Last year, on my birthday, we visited Lakeside Shopping Centre for a spot of retail therapy and some dinner. It was the first time Sausage had been to a big shopping centre and this particular one has a Disney Store, so I wanted to treat her too. As we walked in, we saw their range of ‘animator dolls’, which are Disney characters made to look like toddler version of themselves. One in particular caught our …

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Treating Myself

So, as you may of may not know, tomorrow is my birthday. My 29th birthday to be exact, the last birthday of my 20’s. I’ve already had some gorgeous gifts, including a Nexus 7 from Husband, some clothes and make up from my parents and a beautiful ornament from my in-laws which is a pair of elephants with their trunks entwined to form a heart shape! A few family members tend to give me cash …

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(Not So) Extreme Make over: Home Edition

Now that we’ve lived in this house for three years, our landlord has become a little more easy-going about letting us add our own touches to the place. We’re planning feature walls in both bedrooms, pink for Sausage and a gorgeous sage-green for Husband and I. The one hurdle that we’ve faced is buying curtains or blinds for the rooms. Both rooms have huge windows, with Sausage’s being the most awkward, her bay window measuring …

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