10 Chic food shaped table wares for summer

I think my obsession with food shaped table wares started when I was young. My mother had some avocado shaped bowls (it was the seventies!) so, when I found my own many years later in a charity shop needless to say I snapped them up. In fact, thinking about it I think my mum had some sweetcorn shaped dishes too. Anyway, those little bowls got a special outing at my 1970’s themed 40th birthday and sit pride of place next…

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Stylish Birthday Gift ideas I’m popping on my list

It’s my birthday next week and the husband has asked what I would like – leaving it a bit late don’t you think? ha ha I think the reason he leaves it to the last-minute is because even after years together he still doesn’t really know what to buy me – because in all honestly I don’t really want – or, shall we say need anything. I don’t want that to sound ungrateful but really as I said here when I…

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What a NEW MUM really wants…& it’s not gifts for the baby!

Seems everyone around me is having a baby soon or just had one at the moment.  Which means coming up with present ideas is constant. As tempting as it is to buy a cute baby hamper and hand it to the new mum – I think we’re missing the point. As much as a new mum loves receiving baby gifts – as it saves time and money going out to get these things themselves. I think the real secret is…

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The simple Christmas gift guide for busy mums under pressure! Part 1 *LADIES FIRST*

Image: Jones Design Company I am going to admit something. I haven’t brought a single gift yet. I’m not really sure why as I’m normally so organised. Maybe because this Christmas is going to be so different for us (read more here) – I haven’t quite got into the shopping frenzy yet. But, I can’t ignore it anymore.  So, here it is my edited Christmas shopping guide. I say edited because rather than just choose lots of lovely pieces –…

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Look out for new Little Royals arrival at Mothercare!

The Duchess of Cambridge is not the only one expecting a Royal arrival…. Mothercare will soon be delivering a little royal baby! In the form of Little Royals. A new luxury  baby collection that will make a beautiful gift for newborns. Little Royals has been designed by Calisson – the stylish French fashion house known for its high-end and timeless girls clothing that is inspired by adults fashion trends.  The collection features beautiful dusty pink and pale blue cashmere blankets…

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