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....

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...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up when Jesse wandered into our bedroom. Snuggling beneath the duvet with him. Missing Mr L.A. Creeping downstairs to watch Moana. Laughing out loud as Izzy came dancing into the front room. We're all very into the film's soundtrack! Sipping tea. Fixing...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Sleeping in. British Summer Time means Jesse is finally staying in bed later than 6am. Heading downstairs for a cup of tea. Reflecting on the fact exactly one year has passed since I was admitted to hospital with a combination of flu and a bacterial infection....

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up before the children. Chatting to Mr L.A. in bed. Letting Jesse climb in for a cuddle. Waking Izzy. She had to be up early for a Guiding event. Heading downstairs for a cup of tea. Curling up on the sofa. Seeing Izzy off at the door. Sending Mr L.A. out to...

The Gifts My Mother Gave Me

The Gifts My Mother Gave Me

As part of their #MyGiftToHer Mother's Day campaign, the wonderful team at Christy recently treated me and my mum to a gorgeous box of goodies. As well as a bottle of bubbly and a pretty Bloom & Wild bouquet, they sent me a luxury bath robe complete with my very own...

Ginger Biscuit and Lemon Cream Pie

Ginger Biscuit and Lemon Cream Pie

At the beginning of February, celebrated food writer Diana Henry put a call out on twitter. 'RECIPES FROM YOUR MOTHER,' she announced in bold capitals. 'Looking for people who have handwritten recipes - from their mother or grandmother - which they cherish.' 'I do!' I...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up when Jesse came stumbling into our bedroom. Feeling sleepy. Dragging myself downstairs for a cup of tea. Missing Izzy. She spent Friday night and most of Saturday with friends. Jumping in the shower and getting ready to face the day. Heading into town for...

My weekend has mainly been spent…

My weekend has mainly been spent…

Waking up to find myself alone in bed. God bless Mr L.A. for letting me sleep in. Heading downstairs to join the others on the sofa. Sipping tea while Mr L.A. made us all a cooked breakfast. Tucking into fried eggs, baked beans and hash browns. Smiling at Jesse's...

My Everyday Makeup Essentials

My Everyday Makeup Essentials

Every time I use Instagram Stories to talk to the lovely people in my phone, I find myself answering a flurry of questions about my makeup. No one is more surprised by this than me! The beauty obsession that once spawned this very blog diminished long ago. I still...

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