All posts by Poppy Loves

My London Garden Transformation
-Part 1 –


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


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


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


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

Citroen Poppy Loves Book Club

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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Capturing my Curlylocks with the Olympus E-M10 MKIII


Photography has become such an integral part of, not only my personal, but also my professional life. I always had a suspicion that it might. I can’t remember the last time I went anywhere without a camera… and from the age of 13 I was never without my OM10 manual camera that my dad had given me.

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Choosing turkey


I am a mega fan of meatballs. There is something about them that speaks to the child in me and I get actually excited. Meatballs and spaghetti! Meatballs and spaghetti! This time, I’ve made these with turkey mince… and love them! (And so does Isabelle – win!) Although I’ve traditionally made meatballs with beef, in my drive to be more healthy and shop more frugally, I’ve made the switch to turkey mince… and am so happy with the results.  Turkey-Meatballs-3 Turkey-Meatballs-2

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