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The Brand New Barratt London Awards
(Oh, and I’m a judge!)

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London is full to the brim of hidden gems. Shops and cafes that are tucked away and surprise you when you stumble across them by accident…. and of course the streets, buildings and landscapes of this city. I love exploring and discovering new spots and cobbles I’ve not walked on before…

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My London Garden Transformation
– Part 2 –

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(Following on from Part 1…) Homebase had absolutely everything I needed to complete my garden transformation and take it from Muddy Mucky Mess to Summer Haven – I was in my element strolling the aisles and picking out bits and pieces for the newest room of our house.

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My London Garden Transformation
-Part 1 –

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Having completed our extensive side return renovations, we realised that we’d been bitten by the home improvement bug HARD. However, with our previous renovations came a fast decreasing bank account, so we took a small breather (and had a baby) while we saved our pennies in order to do our garden.

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A celebratory bouquet from
The Real Flower Company

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If you haven’t heard of The Real Flower Company, please allow me to introduce. They create luxury bouquets created from exquisitely scented roses, English flowers, herbs and foliage grown on English and Fairtrade sustainable farms.

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Our incredible first family holiday
at Casa la Siesta, Spain

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There was a point a few months ago were we were wondering if we’d ever go abroad again. Isabelle had such a tough beginning – we all did – and for many months it just wasn’t possible to go anywhere outside of the UK… in fact, driving around the country was proving difficult enough! So many different types of medication and special formula and the hundreds of muslins and countless changes of clothes that used to follow us around so obediently… we needed a bigger car.

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A Chelsea Flower Show themed afternoon tea
at Brown’s with Ormonde Jayne

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Can you believe that it’s over a year since Izzy was born? Can you can you can you? I can’t. I mean, of course I can. But I can’t. It makes no sense. I feel as though I have morphed into so many different versions of myself over the past year, that I didn’t know which side was up sometimes… and the version of me that couldn’t imagine ever sleeping again seems a million miles away from the version of me now, which is much like the version of me BI (Before Isabelle)…just more tired. And with a weaker back. And wrists. And knees. And will power, when it comes to chocolate.

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Poppy Loves Book Club heads to Hay for Bookstagram 2019, with Citroën

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If you haven’t heard of Poppy Loves Book Club, where have you been?! I started the book club a few years ago and now has over 4000 members – we read one book a month and all come together online (on the last Wednesday of every month) to discuss it.. often with the author!

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