3 Things I’ve Learned About Launching a New Website

3 Things I’ve Learned About Launching a New Website

Not only is this the first blog post I’ve published since the end of January, it’s the first post to appear on my shiny new website. Welcome! Have a look around, settle in and get comfy. I suspect the main thing you’ll notice is that Love Audrey is no longer ‘just a...

Hello 2018

Hello 2018

I've been writing a version of this post every January since 2010. Sometimes, I sit down at my laptop knowing exactly what to say about the previous year, but occasionally I struggle to find the words. Here goes nothing... 2017 was much kinder to me and my family than...

Taking Stock in November

Taking Stock in November

Hey Internet, long time no speak! So long in fact, I haven't shared any photos from our summer holiday in Dorset, hence the very out-of-season image accompanying this post. I didn't intend to take a two month break from blogging, but I guess that's just the way life...

Current Obsessions {Summer}

Current Obsessions {Summer}

August might not feel that summery right now, but I'm still in complete denial about the impending arrival of autumn. Pretending it isn't right around the corner is the only way I can calm the usual feelings of dread that start to surface around this time of year. My...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up earlier than I would have liked. The children are away in Cornwall for nine days, so I could have had a lie-in. Curse my internal body clock! Sipping tea on the sofa and enjoying the sound of silence. Jumping in the shower. Pulling on skinny jeans and my...

Our Amsterdam Adventure – A Day Trip to Zaanse Schans

Our Amsterdam Adventure – A Day Trip to Zaanse Schans

By far my favourite experience during our stay in Amsterdam was our day trip to Zaanse Schans, a neighbourhood in Zaandam filled with beautiful historic windmills and houses. Just a short train ride from Amsterdam Centraal Station, we completely fell in love with the...

Our Amsterdam Adventure – Seeing The Sights

Our Amsterdam Adventure – Seeing The Sights

We crammed so much in during our time in Amsterdam, I hardly know where to begin. After the drama of our arrival, we woke up on Monday morning raring to go. Museumplein and a Cruise We kicked things off by walking to Museumplein, a public space that's home to three...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up before everybody else. Creeping down to the kitchen for a cup of tea. Soaking up the silence. Greeting Mr L.A. and Jesse when they finally joined me downstairs. Making a batch of Nigella's Everyday Brownies. Grabbing a quick breakfast. Jumping in the shower....

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Sleeping in. Snuggling with Jesse beneath the duvet. Creeping downstairs. Trying not to wake the au pair. My cousin's lovely girlfriend, Beth, has been staying with us since we got back from Amsterdam and helping out while Mr L.A. is away in Kenya. Sipping tea on the...

Fulfilling Wanderlust With Kids in Tow

Fulfilling Wanderlust With Kids in Tow

I can't remember a time when travel wasn't one of my biggest passions. My parents were adventurous souls {my mum still is} and they filled our childhood with incredible holidays, both here in the UK and across the globe. It's not something I've ever taken for granted...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up earlier than I would have liked. Izzy had to be ready for a Guide trip to Legoland Windsor. Sipping tea while Jesse watched TV. Seeing Izzy off at the door. Slowly getting ready to face the day. Coaxing Jesse into his clothes. Heading out for breakfast....

Health and Wellbeing at Home

Health and Wellbeing at Home

Last month, I was invited to the beautiful new Hillarys showroom in Bristol. As well as the opportunity to browse their vast collection of window dressings and carpets, myself and the other attendees were treated to an incredibly informative and inspiring presentation...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Sleeping in. Heading downstairs for a cup of tea. Discovering Mr L.A. curled up on the sofa with Jesse. Thanking them both for my lovely lie-in. Eating a bowl of summer berries and vanilla yogurt for breakfast. Watching Moana. Again. Nope, not bored yet. Coaxing the...

My {bank holiday} weekend has mainly been spent…

My {bank holiday} weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up at Bowood Hotel after my cousin Sophie's wedding on the Friday. We were in an incredibly luxurious suite and everything about our stay was perfect. Gasping for a cup of tea. Waiting for the children to stir. Smiling when they finally piled into bed with us....

Oven-Baked Asparagus and Eggs

Oven-Baked Asparagus and Eggs

Calling this a 'recipe' seems a little over the top. It's more of an assembly job really, a gentle nudge towards a delicious meal made using simple, no-nonsense ingredients. Running from the end of April until June, I look forward to the British asparagus season all...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Sleeping in. Waking up slowly with a cup of tea on the sofa. Grabbing a quick shower. Catching up on some housework. Vowing to make the most of our final day without the kids. Treating ourselves to brunch at The Lock Up. Very much enjoying my eggs hollandaise with...

My {Easter} weekend has mainly been spent…

My {Easter} weekend has mainly been spent…

Sleeping in. We've been on a roll with 7.30 and 8am wake-ups during the Easter holidays. Long may it continue! Heading downstairs for a cup of tea. Relaxing on the sofa while Mr L.A. made breakfast. Eating a fried egg sandwich and making plans for the day. Jumping in...

Current Obsessions {Spring}

Current Obsessions {Spring}

I've always lacked the commitment and consistency required for documenting monthly favourites. To be honest, I don't buy or try new things often enough to keep that kind of content interesting anyway. Somehow a seasonal approach seems more achievable, so going forward...

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