New favourite artist: Oh Gosh Cindy

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So I was just browsing the internet, as you do, going from one link to another, and I can’t remember how but I came across a watercolour print of one of my favourite characters ever – 10 Things I Hate … Continue reading

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My Christmas list

Last week I shared Jenson’s Christmas list and this week I’m sharing my growing list/Pinterest board. My birthday is two months away and Luke, the lovely boyfriend that he is, has already started shopping, so I’m not being that much of an eager beaver by putting together a Pinterest list of favourites for friends and family. It’s also a handy bookmark for new year sales, as it’s all bound to be reduced! Here are some of the highlights…

christmas list 2015 film geek

For the film geek in me:
My Neighbour Totoro steelbook bluray, £21.49, Zavvi
So I Married An Axe Murderer, £8.99, Amazon
Amelie poster, from £17.16, Etsy

christmas list 2015 bookworm

For my not-so-inner bookworm:
Persuasion, £13.48, Amazon
Mansfield Park, £11.99, Amazon
Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies, £7.19, Amazon

christmas list 2015 wardrobe

For my wardrobe:
Cardigan, £39.95, Joe Browns
Satchel, £32.00, Accessorize
Marc Jacobs bobby pin set, £8.00, Crown & Glory

christmas list 2015 geekery

Because I’m just a geek!
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), £11.89, Amazon
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Lexicon of Life Hacks for the Modern Lady Geek, £9.89, Amazon
Louise Belcher Pop! Vinyl Figure, £10.99, Zavvi
BFG journal, £9.99, Truffle Shuffle
Roller Derby Harley Quinn Pop! Vinyl Figure, £10.99, Zavvi
Wonder Woman socks, £6.99, Truffle Shuffle

I’d be pretty darn happy to find any of these under my Christmas tree!

Follow Friday #17

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I’ve been working on this post for the last three weeks, so you’d think there’s plenty of posts to share! Jenson has been super-colicy (more on that in another post) and it’s been hard to stay up to date with … Continue reading

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Item of the day: NUK Jungle Book bottles from Boots

jungle book bottles from boots

If you’re pregnant and looking for your first set of bottles, or already feeding but looking for a change, I just discovered these adorable Jungle Book bottles from NUK at Boots. I can’t say I’ve tried NUK products before but … Continue reading

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Follow Friday #16

Here’s a wee Follow Friday for you this fine Friday evening. Happy reading!

Cornwall
Sunsets and night walks – Visit Cornwall
17 Breathtaking Places To Eat In Cornwall – BuzzFeed

Make it
My favourite peach pie – A Beautiful Mess

Lifestyle
6 Things That Don’t Make You a Bad Feminist (No Matter What Anyone Says) – Bustle
27 Reasons Why It’s Bloody Amazing To Be A Woman In Her Twenties Right Now – Hannah Gale

Books
15 Feminist Books to Read In 2015 to Help You Stay Passionate All Year – Bustle

Film & TV
Whoa: Audrey Hepburn’s son had no idea she was a movie star – Hello Giggles
Audrey Hepburn: the iconic movie star as you’ve never seen her – The Telegraph

Baby
‘Mom Body’: A brutally honest portrayal of pregnancy and childbirth – Mashable
There’s No True Way to Prepare for Motherhood – Babble
Photographer Documents C-Section To Show ‘There Is No Right Or Wrong Way’ To Give Birth – Huffington Post
BABY: Bathtime with NAÏF – Treasure Every Moment

Blogging
Do bloggers need a niche? – Becky Bedbug
The Truth About Blogging for Money – Forever Amber
Why Blogging In 2015 Is A Completely New Experience For Everyone – Hannah Gale

Last-minute Father’s Day gift guide

personalised fathers day wooden flag from not on the high street

In case it’s slipped your mind, this Sunday is Father’s Day. It’s Luke’s first and we have grandads to buy for now too, so I’ve pulled together a little selection of ideas for the dads/grandads in your life. Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Item of the day: Audrey Hepburn print from B&Q

breakfast at tiffanys framed print from b&q

We went out for a big walk yesterday (I’m loving my post-cesarean milestones!) and called into B&Q – Luke is customising my old shitty laptop case for me and we needed some spray paint. It’s rude not to browse the … Continue reading

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New obsession: Pop! Vinyl Figures

pop vinyls from iwoot

I’ve suddenly developed a new obsession – Pop! Vinyl Figures! And the best part is I Want One of Those are selling some absolute beauties for £8.99 a piece (£2 off) with free standard delivery over a tenner. But which … Continue reading

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Follow Friday #14

I’ve discovered some great new blogs this week, including some potentially easy to try and test recipes. Take a look!

Blogging
Blogging for the wrong reasons – Becky Bedbug
Find out who is pinning your posts – free borboleta
The A-Z of blogging – Leanne Marie

Lifestyle
My Favourite Cushions – What the Redhead Said
Success After 30: 11 Famous People Who Made It Later – Hello Giggles
Feel The Change, Fear The Change – Scarphelia
3 Ideas for Summer Celebrations – Colours and Carousels

Baby
How to Breastfeed Your Newborn in 43 “Easy” Steps – Babble
Celebs are getting so real about their post-baby bodies and we love it – Hello Giggles
Julie Bhosale: My real post-baby body – Herald

Make it
Zingy Lemon Curd – A Yorkshire Woman
Chorizo and new potato tarts – The Pink Whisk
Granola bars – The Pink Whisk
Lemon and elderflower drizzle – The Pink Whisk
Pear and Almond Cake – Frugal Feeding

Books
#GIRLBOSS Review – Away With the Fairies
currently reading :: harper lee – Bluebell & Bumpkin

Film & TV
A History Of The Term ‘Chick Flick’ And How It Marginalizes Female Filmmakers – MTV
Will Batman breathe life into Suicide Squad or just kill our buzz? – The Guardian

New favourite blogs
The Baking Explorer
The Pink Whisk
Leanne Marie