This weekend has been one of opposites and contrasts... starting with fun with friends / involving far too much alcohol (honestly I should know better) ... quickly followed by a serious hangover and a day in a fuzzy haze... shortly after following by my youngest getting a tummy 🐛 and all that goes with that (the less said about that the better) and another sleepless night and a mountain of washing. 😬🙈 This life certainly keeps you on your toes. No 2 days are the same! #mumlife
A busy week and thankful it’s #friday! Off to continue celebrating with the newlyweds @mumswithoutlimits this evening! 🙈😄 ... thanks to the brides lovely mum giving the kids a gift bag on the day (including a paper cut out stamp of a tiny man) we now have these miniature paper people dotted around our house and no matter how often I clean they just keep reappearing! Wishing you all a very #happyfriday and chilly weekend! #springisnothereyet (ps yes that is the #instafamous @laredoute rug! #laredouterug)
It’s Friday! Yay! ...and it’s a big weekend... a good friend @mumswithoutlimits @londonparisyorkshire is getting married! 🥂 So excited! ... I love a wedding. Outfit sorted thanks to @cocomamastyle, kids are coming along to the daytime - lunch at the @the_white_onion (😋😋) and then the grandparents are stepping in to take them home so we can paaartttyyyy! As Mothers Day has conveniently landed the day after a big drinking session I am hoping for a lie in... (who am I kidding 🙈) Have a great weekend all. Make it count. #seeyouontheotherside
My one and only aim in life now is to ensure this little lady is empowered, confident, kind, and honest. That she lives her life with integrity and passion, striving to be the best that she can be. I feel more empowered than ever before and not sure whether that comes with age or experience (prob both) but I’m determined to pass on all that I have learned - good and bad. Happy #internationalwomensday #iwd2018 #womenempoweringwomen #superwoman #supergirl
10 days feeling like s**t.../!; and I am finally starting to feel human again! Being ill - sucks. Everyday I feel better and better - almost like I am reborn!! Dramatic I know but I hate being ill. Just topping up on Vit D whilst I wait for the kids to come out of school. Check out those BLUE SKIES... spring is coming! #springtime
Thursday throwback of my @macmillancancer charity dance event in wimbledon...would love to do some thing on a bigger scale with regards to #bodypostitivity and empowering women through dance. As was totally inspired by the embrace screening in #wimbledon last month. Think I will speak to some local ladies and put my idea out to the universe. #girlpower #fitchick @villageschoolofdance @mumswithoutlimits @merton_ladies_health_fitness @anna_health_coach
2 very excited little people this morning... the promise of playing in the snow and me bribing them to help ‘poorly mummy’ made for a swift and productive morning and school run. I had thought I was over the worst of this virus but it has gripped me again and in bed at 6pm 😷😰 ... all I want to do is play in the snow too ☹️... #childatheart It makes you so thankful for your good health when you aren’t feeling great. Note to self: must look after myself more (when I am better!) #selfcare
Oh no... I can’t work out whether I’m going to be really ill or It’s just the promise of snow that’s making me feel so frigging COLD ❄️❄️❄️.... I am wearing 4 layers and a blanket and my body feels not too dissimilar to having been sat on by an elephant 😰 I HAVENT GOT TIME TO BE ILL 😷. F*!k I’m also the worst person to take any medication as I think I can manage without it!! Until my husband gets fed up of me whining. Keep warm today people. On the upside thank god it’s sunny so I got to wear sunglasses on the school run which hide most of my pale face! 😎 ALSO because my commute involves a quick trip to the #nespresso machine then a couple of steps to the sofa to sit under a blanket with my laptop 💻 on my knee...I can still be productive! 👊🏼 #workthatworks #workfromhome
Mirror Mirror on the wall... #mirrorgoals Spent the weekend with family I don’t get to see very often and and some that I do. Seeing my kids playing with their cousins is priceless. And having my mum be part of a busy household is a pleasure (albeit difficult) Families.. they are everything. #familyfirst #familytime
This quote sums me up totally. For those that know me well know I am super organised and am a juggler of epic proportions - I live and die by a list (much to my husbands annoyance! ... and partly because my memory is appalling 🙈) ... and whilst this is my usual state day to day there are some times when all I want to do is pack up and give it all up ... go and live on an island / travel the world with nothing but a backpack of the essentials! In an effort to address the extremes I had the pleasure of attending the @beyondbalance Mind Body Reset session at @neomorganics store in Wimbledon. Some sensible advice to find balance and wellbeing whilst inhaling the gorgeous smells of the divine products of @neomorganics products. Hoping to install some balance to my busy life over the coming weeks. 👏🏼 It can never do any harm to step back, take stock assess and take care of yourself. #selflove
Thank you @the.aurora.store - received my lovely new moon clutch today... totally love it. I need a little monogram in my life! Beautifully wrapped and very reasonably priced - do check them out. They do great weekend totes too. Very happy to receive this in the post this morning! #happydays #handbagheaven #perfectmothersdaygift
I was FINALLY brave enough to wear my red trousers today... and guess what, 3 people commented on them (in a good way!) ... so it just goes to show you need to step out of your comfort zone sometimes. (It’s only taken me about 4 months to wear them!) Off out tonight with a good friend to watch #fiftyshadesfreed - might have a cheeky glass of 🍷 first... it would be rude not too. 🍿 🔫 🍷✅ Ps. Excuse my tired face... can’t remember the last time I had an uninterrupted nights sleep. 😕
I have put these @missomalondon necklaces in my basket a number of times ... but not checked out yet! 😊 Love them and just trying to find a way to justify buying them for myself! 🤔 Also loving the cute earrings for my new piercings. When is payday!?!? How can I justify buying myself all this jewellery???? Thankfully that miserable grey Monday is over... onwards and upwards! #happymonday
Spent the day in a hangover haze... but typically still woke at 6.50am even though I had earned a lie in... my husband was also awake and didn’t stop talking which was very unusual! 😬...but forced myself to stay in bed until breakfast was served! Amazing night celebrating @londonparisyorkshire @mumswithoutlimits hen do! (Check our Kays mum in the pic - Uber glam!) Cocktails & a group of amazing women - we had a blast. 🍸 (Made the school girl error of drinking white wine - never again - there is a reason I don’t drink white wine on a night out *Note to self: remember his rule next time) 3 weeks til her big day and we can do it all again! Outfit sorted thanks to @cocomamastyle and just ordered a new @the.aurora.store bag. Can’t wait for the wedding... the last few I have been to I have either been ill, breast feeding (no alcohol ☹️) or very fat (went to my friends wedding 3 days after I had my youngest) - so looking forward to this one!
We don’t ‘do’ #valentinesday - no flowers, chocolates, jewellery, or sexy underwear here...but it is a good time to hold those you love a little closer. In fact we did all get handmade cards from my little girl - love her. 💕 Currently watching curling!!!! 🙈🙈 - just don’t get the brushing of the ice? I could really do with those teams to clean my kitchen floor. 😊#winterolympics #romanceisntdead 😂
Seriously are we only 2 days into half term... ??!???😬😬😬😬😬😬😬 I already have the FEAR of the 2 week Easter holidays... denial about the summer holidays 😮 I have put away our ENTIRE selection of toys about 10 times already and have had to remortgage to pay for the amount of snacks these kids seem to need to survive the day. 😐 I have just one thing keeping me going and that is a massive night out with the girls on Saturday. 🥂🥂🍾🥂🍷🍸🍹🍸God help me on Sunday🤪
Fresh air, blue skies and trees all good for the soul. I’m afraid I’m not one of those mums that books tickets to Legoland, Chessington World of Adventure, or the London Aquarium etc during the holidays.... that probably makes me the worst mum ever 🙈... I always head to somewhere with very few people - away from the crowds and it’s costs absolutely nothing. The kids were happy squelching through mud and playing with sticks and we got to see the lovely Red Deer of #richmondpark. #loveoutdoors
Shoes bought this week 🙈 - don’t tell my husband! For @smalltownthreads #fridayfeet - I love having too many new shoes that I can’t decide which ones to wear first! Anyway #happyfriday people... I’ve got a loooooong lunch scheduled tomorrow with a million girl relatives from the husbands side. No kids! 👌👌🎉 Yay! Which shoes should I wear?! #loveshoes #imighthaveaproblem
Had half an hour to kill whilst my eldest had her ballet class... so decided to get my ears pierced again! 2 more on one side and 1 on the other... so now I’m looking for inspiration for beautiful delicate earrings to buy once I’m allowed to take these bad boys out in a few weeks. #killingtime #whynot
There is blue sky !! Hello February... I have been waiting for you... the fog of January has been lifted and I’m now on 🔥! The weird vibes of the super blue moon 🌑 have dispersed and I’m looking forward to positive things... #happytuesday people.... @chloelovestoshop spoke some very sensible words this morning about filling our heads with positive thoughts and that one positive thought leads to another and so on (#snowballeffect) - so here is to squashing those negative ones and keeping them in tact. Feeling blue? .... talk to a friend. #postivevibes #timetotalk @mindcharity
Can you see it... that ray of sunshine??!!! If you squint you can just about see it! Currently dreaming of summer holidays as I struggle to drag my tired body out of bed every morning! It must be that blue Blood Moon?? 🌑🌒 thing that’s make me feel weird and sooo tired! When is it spring at least?! Anyway I suppose I can embrace the cold weather with my new camel coat - huge thank you to @thefashionablepan for the inspo for this @chichiclothing coat... currently my fave! 🙏🏼 How does she look so stylish ALL the time.. ?? even when shopping with the kids! #bloodmoon
Wow @emmajanerandall we actually do all look the same!! ... the only time I’ve ever noticed the family resemblance! 😊 Not very often we get a #family pic but worth their weight in GOLD. Love the fact we are #twinning the denim look! 😂#twinning #twinningiswinning #matchymatchy #familytime #sisters #familyphoto #daughters #mum #mumlife #wimblemum #2generations #familyispriceless #familymemories #familymoments
5 mins rest 🤪 ....Football, washing, tidying, homework, prep for Sunday dinner DONE. Look at this empty wall - I need ideas... prints/photos?!? Just not sure what to hang on this wall. Husband says ‘nothing’ as all he is concerned about is the 2metre projector screen that is going to come out of the ceiling! 🙈(Honestly don’t ask) any ideas people/home stylists of Instagram!?
All ready for the #biggardenbirdwatch 🐥🐦👀 Thank goodness for the #catpen , helping the birds to feel safe in our garden (although we might just encourage the cats indoors for the actual count 😂). #wilmaandbramble #wimblemum #cats #rescuecats #adoptdontshop #adoptapair #blackcatsrule #tabbyandwhite #birdwatching
Is there such a thing as hair drying lessons?!🤔😆 ... I would love to feel like I 🎵🎶 ‘have just stepped out of a salonnnnnn”🎵🎶 Is it really just me that cant master the technique of a blow dry? I know, third world problems and all. 😆 I have yet to coordinate a night out on the the days I have salon hair 🤦🏼♀️ but instead a night in with some good friends @jcjules123 @siobhan.wright.71 for a girlie catch up. 🍷🍷at the ready! #wineclock #girliecatchup #fridayfeeling #friyay (maybe I will have a cheeky one 🍷- just to see me through the bedtime routine! )
On the subject of empowering women the event NOT to be missed in February is the special screening of Embrace hosted by @anna_health_coach @mumswithoutlimits and @merton_ladies_health_fitness I don’t want to give too much away only that you NEED to see this film so don’t miss it. Head over to @mumswithoutlimits for link to book.
So at 2am last night after having already been woken up 2 hours earlier as E had a temperature (I administered medicine and positioned the sick 🤢 bowl just in case) and gave up my bed so she could ‘sleep with Daddy’ ....my friend @jcjules123 sends me about 19 photos of her with various #celebrities including @radioleary @keithlemon @schofe having had an amazing night at the #nta awards - well jel. Quite frankly my life was seriously lacking in glamour at this point 😐...What followed for me was then my son waking me up an hour later as he was scared of the wind so a short nap in Evas bed then I end up in his bed to comfort him ... then sneak back to Eva’s bed (are you keeping up) only to be disturbed an hour later by him again - so we ended up sharing Eva’s single bed along with the million teddies including a giant purple rainbow heart 🌈💜Care-bear. The third night in a row of ZERO sleep 😐 Now after a day in town - a meeting at the amazing @thegermangym I am home, already in my joggers with a lovely warm jumper and quite frankly Im ready for bed! (I’m sure my husband slept through it all even thought he claims he was also up all night - 🤔🤔) #notconvinced #reallife #realfriends
No, this isn’t me after a passionate sesh with my husband... or some creepy Halloween makeup... I am supporting the #smearforsmear campaign - encouraging all women to ensure they have regular cervical smear tests. Don’t be afraid, don’t put it off and don’t be ignorant... the test saves lives. End of story. (Ps I never miss my check up - and always reward myself with a treat afterwards #wedeserveit ) #smearforsmearcampaign #smearforsmear @joscervicalcancertrust
I have decided to regularly buy myself flowers - ‘because I’m worth it’ Ha!! Such a simple thing but they make me happy... although I was less 🙂 and more 😡 as I was on my hands and knees this morning mopping up the entire vase of water after C had kicked his football ⚽️ and knocked them over. 😬 ... (reality of life🤣) The moral of the story is be nice to yourself and view the things that you enjoy as necessary rather than treats that are only allowed on special occasions - I use that philosophy when drinking Champagne too! 🍾#dontsaveitforaspecialoccasion
Firstly thank you for all the love following my post yesterday... all you lovely people have restored my faith.. so THANK YOU - it’s really was so uplifting to receive your message this morning. I will check back in at a later date with news on the great advice people shared. In the spirit of getting to know you lovely #instagramcommunity I decided to join Joanna @the_mumdresscode who started the 5 Facts and 5 Tag post - getting to know more about everyone behind these squares. So here goes... #5factsaboutme 1️⃣. I lost my Dad when I was 6 - it kind of defines me - guarded, independent, determined, vulnerable and passionate. 2️⃣. I once shared the stage with Orville. “I wish I could fly... but I can’t” 😂🐥🐣 3️⃣. I hate waste, especially food. I love quality over quantity (hate clutter) and I am resourceful with it. 4️⃣. I have a very carefree dangerous side that throws caution to the wind on occasions as life is short. Jumped out of a plane twice, bungee jumped over vic falls, climbed down & up a huge gorge in 49c heat with no water (you could argue that was just stupid!) slept under the stars for 2 months in Africa, skinning dipped in lake Malawi at night - didn’t think about the crocs! (Now, mind you the most daring thing I do is cross the road when the red man is showing! 😂) 5️⃣. I always hoped my favourite teddy bear would come alive... and would dream that he was walking around my bedroom - I still wish for this. Do you want to play...#5randomfacts #5factsaboutme @mumswithoutlimits @cocomamastyle @thecuriousmummy @luckythingsblog @antoniataylorpr
#reallife post alert 🚨 Feeling in a little bit of a muddle at the moment. Work is challenging (not in a particularly positive way) I’m week 2 of trying to trying to loose weight and by post 40 butt is not shrinking. 😬 The bank balance is not even worth looking at after our kitchen extension... (kitchen is amazing though) and my husband has just dug a huge whole in the garden (drainage - don’t ask) I’m sure the kids are having a competition for who can wake up the earliest and who can annoy each other the most and make each other cry the loudest 😩 Don’t get me wrong I’m fortunate but just feeling thoughtful /contemplative and in need of something inspiring to channel my energies...something rewarding. I love these squares but struggle with them too - they are inspiring but also make me envious of a life/clothes/holidays I don’t have. I would love 10k followers but know I’m not that interesting! I hear you say - get a grip - and you would be right. 😊 Thank you for staying with me if you have got this far! 🙏🏼 - if only I could live on an island and wear 💐 🌸🌼🌺 flowers in my hair!! Anyone read any good books to inspire or got any words of wisdom to put a rocket up my derrière??!
Made the fatal error of upgrading my OS not realising it would take 40 MINUTES!!!! 😬😬😬 Got me thinking 🤔 that I wish my ‘operating system’ was updated periodically! ... a body upgrade, get rid of the negatives, the toxins and bad thoughts ...upgrade my memory, slim down my thighs, condition my skin, add a few more brain cells and 40 mins later I’m as good as new again! ... wouldn’t that be AMAZING?! #ifonly
Scruffy hair, worn the same jumper for 2 days and surrounded by work and life admin... 😟 ... and it’s chuffing freezing. But it’s all manageabe as the ☀️ is out! Yay! I’m in desperate need of some vitamin D (as I scramble through my cupboards to find my tablets!) ... failing that I will resort to 🍷 which is always a pleasure with @mumswithoutlimits - see you later! My #wednesdaywisdom is ... always look on the bright side - as there is always a bright side. ☀️☀️
Here are my 4 fav very stylish ladies of #instagram from top left clockwise @erica_davies @chloelovestoshop @thefashionablepan @thefashion_lift - if I had just a 10th of their personal style I would be happy. 😀 🤣 but seriously if you are looking for inspiration then definitely check them out. They have provided me with confidence to try something new, ideas on ways to pull together outfits, hilarious anecdotes (courtesy of @thefashionablepan - who I had the pleasure of listening to at @luckythingsblog event about style & confidence - seriously she is hilarious) and all round honest style advice. It often saves me a trip to the shops (which I think they must do ALOT) which i don’t really like (yes I am prob the only woman who doesn’t really like shopping in shops - online now that’s a different matter!) Aaannnywaaays check them out - you won’t be disappointed. #yourwelcome and THANK YOU LADIES 🙏🏼🥂
I screwed up on the last 2 colours of the rainbow !! 🌈 as purple should have been posted yesterday - but I’m not going to lose sleep over it! 🙃Here are the beautiful hydrangea flowers from our first family camping trip last year in Cornwall. We are sacrificing 5* hotels to connect our kids with the natural world while they are small in an attempt to give them some memories of places & people in nature. Also to provide them and more importantly me, a break from the constant barrage that is daily life with a chance to enjoy simple pleasures and more primitive way of living for a short while. There is something magical about sleeping under the stars. I did it every night whilst I travelled through Africa for 2 months (about 15/20 years ago - god that makes me sound old) and those memories are unforgettable... along with the life changing experiences I was lucky to enjoy. #livealittle #lifeisshort #bluemondayrainbow @thisiswisstoo
All that remains from a Friday #playdate - it’s the only thing that can get you through the constant noise - akin to the type of noise torture administered by the SAS 😬😆 Lovely to see @emmajanerandall & Harley. Now just a small matter of getting the little people in bed and then peace.✌️ #friyay #parentingtheshitoutoflife
Flash back to our tour of the underground world of @champagnepommery - TAKE ME THERE NOW! ... so I can drink 🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂to my hearts content! In aid of #bluemondayrainbow @thisiswisstoo - BLUE is the colour (as my son would say!) #happyfriday people ... it’s been a really busy start to the year and happy for the weekend. #friyay
I’m going all GREEN on you... in aid of #bluemondayrainbow @thisiswisstoo - so last year I watched the @david_attenborough series #blueplanet where he talked about how plastic is destroying our planet and ending up in our oceans. So on the advice of #princeharry who said we can all make a difference. Im taking action. I think we all feel that perhaps our own actions can’t make much of a difference to our huge world but if we all felt like that we would be in trouble. My contribution this month is that we no longer purchase milk in plastic cartons... we have gone back to milk bottles delivered by the #milkman !! Over the course of a year that will mean 104 less plastic bottles. ... and I don’t use plastic bags but then no one uses plastic bags anymore do they? It’s a small drop in the ocean but I feel good trying to help. #ourplanet #saynotoplastic #rantover
Rise and Shine people...🎶Sunshine 🌻🌻🌻on a rainy day... makes my soul, makes my soul ....drip drip away 🎶 Day 3 of #bluemondayrainbow and you’ve guessed it’s Yellow today! A brilliant devine sunny colour desperately needed during possibly the greyest week of the year. Play along to create a 🌈 to combat #bluemonday @thisiswisstoo We picked these sunflowers last summer @garsons_gardencentre - a great day out if you have never been. The only time your children will consume their own body weight in fruit voluntarily! 🤣 #fruitpicking
Today the rainbow 🌈 colour is Orange...#bluemondayrainbow This was a tricky colour to find and you all very nearly got a a photo of C’s breakfast on an orange plate! 🍊Anyway this photo is special as it shows 2 best buddies having awesome fun on a super fast slide... the downside is that C’s buddy, Billy now lives across the other side of the world 🌍 (almost) - big love to Billy and @mindysouthwell - WE MISS YOU GUYS. 😘 xx #bluemondayrainbow next Monday and see a rainbow of squares - brilliant idea by @thisiswisstoo
🎶 “Somewhere over the rainbow, Skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true” 🎶 Taking inspiration from @sarahjforde with the great idea from @thisiswisstoo - post a picture with a different rainbow colour everyday this week and next Monday on #bluemonday (apparently the dullest darkest day of the year) use #BlueMondayRainbow and these squares will be filled with a beautiful rainbow 🌈 Give it a go because EVERYONE loves rainbows! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 Today is #red and this is me wearing red lipstick 💄 for the one and only time in 2017.
My AMAZING husband @gotta_go_ride - has sacrificed 10 months of his life and many hours on his beloved bike to create this beautiful space for us. (Should mention it only took him that long as he was working full time throughout) We don’t thrive to live in a grand palace, we just love our little home and as we have grown as a family so has our house (well a little bit anyway!) We could have moved I guess but we are very attached to it (Cam was even born in the bathroom! - unplanned might I add) and I am a big believer that the grass isn’t greener - we are happy - we are a short trip into central London, my sis lives around the corner and we can walk to Wimbledon Village #winwin I always remember my mother’s words of advice about finding the ‘right man’ - “choose one that is handy - good with his hands - practical” of course at the time I laughed in her face... more concerned about dating anyone that didn’t fit that criteria (just because she said so 🙃) but I admit she was right. I will be making sure his skills of being able to turn his hand to anything artistic and practical are passed on to the little man. Be it a drawing of a ninja turtle, to making a reindeer head out of cardboard to building a ground floor extension - he can do it. Words can’t describe how impressed I am (although throughout I was whinging about dust and mess🙈) forever grateful. #lovehim
🎶🎵🎶Hi ho hi ho 🎶🎵🎶it’s back to work I go! Honestly though... it’s bliss. For the first time in months I have the house to myself and it’s not dusty, full of power tools/building materials and screaming manic children everywhere (I only have 2 but sometimes sounds like I have my own tribe 😬) I #workfromhome and I’m 💯 productive and focussed today... no time wasted on the daily commute for me! #flexibleworking at its best. Here is to a super productive 2018 👊🏼 Anyone else rocking the #flexibleworking #workthatworks ?? Or want some advice about how to quit the 9-5??
Not the first day of the year but Day 1 of the new regime! I spent ALL day yesterday putting away the Christmas decorations, sorting out all the toys in E & C’s bedrooms to accommodate the new ones (I even managed to throw away some broken /unused toys as the kids were distracted with daddy trying to master cartwheels! - so no protests that “I still play with that” even though it’s been buried in a cupboard for 2 years!) and finally cleaning the whole 🏡. It was a mission and if anyone dares move anything they will DIE! 🤣🤣 Anyway it is a cliche as we start the new year, but the new regime involves 2 meals a day as championed by @max.lowery - done it before and it just works for me. Got 9 weeks to get myself looking smart for @londonparisyorkshire @mumswithoutlimits wedding (can’t wait!) ...and definitely will be visiting the lovely @cocomamastyle to get her to find me an amazing outfit. Bring it on! Good luck to all those who have set goals and resolutions. Keep it real people, and remember it’s all about the #smallsteps 👣
Bramble is looking forward to having his tower back in its usual spot once the house has been de-Christmassed. Although he’s going to miss the Christmas tree! #bramble #wilmaandbramble #wimblemum #cats #catsofinstagram #tabbyandwhite #christmas #christmascards #cattower #dvds #rescuecats #adoptdontshop #adoptapair
This is it! The last day of 2017. I remember my New Years resolution of sorts for 2017 was to concentrate my life a little more on me... sounds selfish but after 5 years working as a full time #stayathome mum whilst also juggling #workingfromhome ‘me’ had very much slipped to the bottom of the pile. I can safely say that I managed it to some extent! Focussing on yourself is harder than it sounds, but I have had much fun this year not only as mum but also as ‘Kim’ and for that I am thankful. It has also been a tough year what with my mums health declining and my husband singlehandedly building our extension, but I feel positive 2018 is going to bring more amazing life memories. Have a good one everyone and Happy New Year. I am fairly new to these squares and here just to join in this community without a goal to have the most likes and followers so thank you for listening to me. Much love 💕
Dinosaur rooooaar!🎄🐉🐆 ... so I am doing the thing of going out the night before New Year’s Eve in the hope that I am SENSIBLE and don’t go wild 🤭 ... let’s see how that pans out shall we! I had contemplated being boring /sensible and not going out at all but then I thought I was being miserable and should probably just go - #fomo 😀Anyway lie is too short to stay in ....so LIVE yours too - there is always another day when you can stay in and relax on the sofa. (Let’s hope i don’t regret it tomorrow!) Btw - am I the the only person to still have their Christmas tree up?! #loveleopard
These shoes are amazing in many ways.... they are leopard print which is obviously THE perfect 🐆print... gorgeous heels which are super comfortable (v important these days) but more importantly (drum roll..........) my other half bought them for me for Christmas! ... all by himself ... with no prompting or subtlety dropping hints or even blatant requests. He actually went online and selected them put them in the basket and bought them for me!!! I’ve definitely got a keeper! (He’s probably worth keeping too🤣) For you @smalltownthreads for #fridayfeet - got to be worth showcasing to show all men - we love 👠- you can not go wrong with gorgeous heels as a present. (Not in my book anyway!)
I’m about to enter into a world of baking, wrapping, dancing, chatting and eating all fuelled with lots of 🥂🥂🍹🍸🍾 - See you on the other side! Drink much, have fun and enjoy being with your family and friends. Happy Christmas! 🎄🎅🏼
I’m in love with honeycomb balls! - desperately trying to recreate the 2nd much more @pinterest worthy image... 😂😂 Whilst my version doesn’t quite hit the mark 🎯 I love them and it’s making our house feel festive. I love creating a ‘look’ (I love a good browse on Pinterest for ideas) but it’s often on a budget - which I also get satisfaction from - not everything in life has to cost lots of 💰.
So I have FINALLY got that #fridayfeeling ! The house is clean (as it will ever be!) and the rest of the kitchen floor has been laid and all the power tools have been removed from the house! All presents are wrapped, the fridge is full of food and wine and I am out with my lovely friends tonight (and I have new earrings from @scouting_for_pearls - check it out - you won’t be disappointed) 👊🏼 Time to relax, unwind and have fun - wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 🎄
This is literally me at the moment.... a massive blur of activity and franticness (if that is even a word? 🤔) I did a mad last minute panic Amazon prime order last night as I have no idea whether I have bought enough presents. Tonight we cooked our first meal in the new kitchen - out of protest I have deleted all the ready meals out of my @ocadouk favourites - thank f**k. Lord knows why anyone would eat that stuff out of choice. We also now don’t have a massive search light in our kitchen as we now have power and lights... so now we are swathed in layers of subtle lighting which makes me 😊. Work shows no signs of slowing but thankful only 1 more school run so I will be a little less 🏃🏽♀️ and more 🧘♀️. I’m giving myself until Friday to get everything sorted and then the only thing on my mind will be 🥂🍾. 100% #mumjuggle 👊🏼
It’s just so unlike me (usually so organised) ... but can we delay Christmas by a week maybe?! ... I’m so NOT ready - the house is a tip, we do have a tree yet, I’ve got presents but not 100% convinced I’ve got everything I need... we still only have half a floor in the kitchen and no power (still using an industrial spotlight as our means of lighting and for anyone who knows me this is my WORST nightmare #dontlikebrightlights). Starting to feel the pressure as I hear how everyone else is enjoying the festivities and are all set 😬... so anyway... my plan is just to drink 🍾🍸🍷🍷🥂🥂🍸 my way thru it!! 😄 #itstheonlyway - Repost from the genius that is Katie @hurrahforgin (genuinely laugh at your posts - and it takes a lot to make me laugh🤣)
Starry starry night! ... just received this amazing little dress for the Eva for the Christmas party celebrations... absolutely love it... and only £11.50!! Love a bargain... now wondering why I haven’t bought myself something sparkly?? 🤔🤔 (always bottom of the list!) ... off she goes to start searching for sequins! ✨✨ A new piece of clothing always makes you feel special so never for guilty for buying something... don’t forget we only live once in this world and I for one am not going to look back and regret buying too many #clothes, #shoes and #bags!!
The Evaders' Garden. A Silver-gilt winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015, installed in Chorley. It commemorates the designer's father's landing in France during the Second World War and the help he received from the French people. #theevadersgarden #astleypark #chorley #chelseaflowershow #lancashire #rememberance #secondworldwar #everiss #awardwinning #wimblemum #moving #france #garden
'Just can't wait to look after the kids all day with a RAGING hangover!' SAID NO MUM EVER. Bleurgh. One bottle of prosecco 🍾 = 👍✔️ Two bottles 🍾🍾 = ❗️❌ (well on a school night anyway...) Not sure I can handle being a grown up today. But anyway, it was worth it to hang out at the beautifully redone and oh so stylish @hemingwayswimbledon in Wimbledon Village - top choice for drinks with friends, partner, colleagues, well just anyone really... Anyway, hangover cures? Hit me with them. I've been told: bananas, coke, fizzy vitamin C and more prosecco (😱) so far this morning! My personal fave is lucozade and salt and vinegar crisps. What's yours?! (Need all the help I can get today....)