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My Elvia


Hello, I hope you have had a lovely weekend, today is a holiday in the UK, so we have been lucky to have a long weekend, and even better the sun has been shining constantly.

Last week I introduced you to my little Dottie, and this week I thought you might like to meet my big girl, Elvia. Elvia is 7 years old, she is happy, sociable, bright, and I am constantly in awe of how something so beautiful could have come from me. We decided on her name whilst I was pregnant, (well I say we, my husband didn’t really get a choice, and everyone knows better than to mess with a pregnant woman!) Elvia means friend to the Elves, and it suits her perfectly, she is fascinated by the idea of fairies and the such like, and I rightly, or wrongly am happy to maintain her innocence and beliefs for as long as possible.






As well as her love for all things magical, Elvia is a ferocious  book worm, she devours books at lightening speed, her book collection is getting so large we may well have to buy a bigger house to accommodate it! But of course, she is not perfect, and nor would I want her to be, she is stubborn, feisty and definitely prone to the dramatic, but she is my Elvia and always will be and I will love her until the end of time.

Emma x

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Friday Fashion


Hello again, I can’t believe that a week has already gone by since my first post.  I just wanted to say, thank you to everyone that has commented on my blog, I have received some truly lovely comments.

You might have noticed from the post title that I have decided from now onwards, Friday posts on the blog will be dedicated to fashion.  It is probably not the most original name for a weekly column, but I have a sleep-deprived baby brain, and it was the best I could come up with!  So what can you expect, well every other week will be an outfit post, I thought about doing it weekly, but decided I don’t own enough clothes to do 52 posts a year, despite what my husband might say! For the weeks in between, I will be posting what I hope will be an article of interest relating to, yes, you’ve guessed it, fashion.

Below is todays outfit, my usual attire for daily living; a world of toddler groups, school runs and playgrounds.  A pair of jeans, sweatshirt, my lovely boots (again), and on this occasion an incredible necklace by Moxham, one of my current favourites, its amazing, don’t you think?

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Have you got any exciting plans for the weekend?  I will be joining my eldest in the annual children’s parade that kicks off Brighton Festival tomorrow.  It is my favourite time of year in our vibrant City, a month full of culture, the weird, the wonderful and everything in between! I hope you have fun whatever you do.

Emma x

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My Kitchen


Before I start writing regular topic columns, I want to share another part of my life; my home, and what better place to start than at the very heart, the kitchen.

When we bought our current house, it was in an appalling state, a mix of 1980s paint effects and graffiti, not exactly a dream home! Even worse, it was absolutely filthy, and as you might notice from the pictures below, I don’t really do mess, in fact, if you remember Monica in Friends, slightly obsessive, yep, that’s me!

The renovation was challenging to say the least; cowboy builders, a failed planning application and a three storey chimney stack full of rubble, amongst other things.  But, it wasn’t all bad luck, and with the help of an unexpected inheritance, some replacement yet brilliant builders and a great deal of work, we got there, and what you see below is the finished result.






The kitchen is still a slight work in progress, we recently changed the table, Dottie decided she quite liked sitting under the previous one, and very wobbly tables combined with little people don’t make for the safest mix. The trouble is, when you change one thing, it can have a knock on effect, the chairs now need a re-think, (given they were a temporary charity shop purchase 10 years ago, they haven’t done too badly), I think a bit of grey paint might sort that out, and then we are done, well, for now at least!

Emma x