So… It’s Been A While

stephanie chapman

Just a little blogette to say, that no, I haven’t in fact died, ceased to be, or given up on writing. I’ve just been spectacularly bollo at writing on here.  I’ve been writing.  I’ve been writing all summer.  Even on holiday because I couldn’t not write, even in thirty-five degree heat in the south of France,… 

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No Passport Needed: 5 Incredible Summer Staycation Destinations

News that the Passport Office is in chaos has panicked many holidaymakers fearful that the massive delays might mean they can’t travel this summer. But, there are plenty of beautiful places to visit with the family without the need to wade through any bureaucratic backlog. And, if you’re travelling during the summer holidays or saving your main family… 

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aperol spritz

Britmums Live 2014

Last weekend was my third Britmums Live, and Friday morning saw me hopping on the train up to London to visit Taste of London and meet up with my lovely blogging pals.  For me, it was a weekend full of friends, socialising, laughter and alcohol.  A lot of alcohol. So I’m going to list my… 

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how do we watch TV

Reviewing How We Watch TV

We’ve been thinking a lot about TV in our house.  Mainly how much, and the kind of programmes we watch. Ross and I are very much passive viewers.  Which is funny, as we both used to work for broadcasters in our former lives as carefree, mortgage free, childfree Londoners with cash to burn and a… 

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YI2C giveaway

Giveaway – Canvas Print From Your Image 2 Canvas

We love canvas prints in our house.  Ross and I had two of our favourite wedding photos blown up and printed on canvas as a wedding gift, and for Father’s Day a 3 years ago, I got Ruby to make hand prints on a little canvas, whilst I did Elliot’s four-month old feet, whilst he… 

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Historical Normandy

Historical Normandy

Long time readers will know that we love France.  We’ve been there every year since the kids were teeny tiny, and we love the food, the culture, the beaches, the supermarkets… Vive la France!  If we emigrated anywhere, our first thoughts would almost certainly be of France.  The 70th anniversary of D-Day was last week,… 

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no bake strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake, with a Nutella Base

A couple of weeks ago, Ruby-Roo turned six.  She’s a sophisticated little lady, and when I asked her what kind of cake she wanted, she firmly told me strawberry cheesecake. In our house, when it’s someone’s birthday, they get to choose what we eat that day.  It doesn’t matter what it is, it’s their day,… 

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