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The best sites to inspire your period interiors

I know how you all love decorating and home makeovers so I’m very happy to join up with and feature a partnered post from Maria at the Sash Window Workshop. Maria has researched the web and [...]

A site with a silver lining

The first has fallen. A friend has turned 40. Although mid-life isn’t what it was (apparently we have to wait until we’re 60) it still deserves to be marked. Enter J A Campbell, the London-based Silversmiths [...]

A chat with author Amanda Egan

Writer and blogger Amanda Egan has released her fifth chick lit novel ‘Lottie’s Luck’. Amanda’s writing career took off when her son suffered with School Phobia. Wanting to be close at hand, Amanda camped out in the school car park, [...]

5 minutes: 5 stories – Mother’s Day

In case you hadn’t noticed (the shops are bursting with cards and chocs) Sunday 10th March is Mother’s Day. If you want to give your well-deserving Mum something really special this year take a look at [...]

5 minutes: 5 stories

It’s back! Yes, my 5 minutes:5 stories feature in which I  deliver news about anything that takes my fancy is back. This week I get the knives out, give the medicine cabinet a check-up and check-out [...]

Fun, Fizz and Festivity: Next Fashion Lock-In

The highlight of my week was going to The Next Fashion Lock-In – a fashion event with the 3 Fs: Fun (when is shopping not?), Fizzy (Prosecco) and Festivity (the lights outside on Oxford Street were [...]

Join me: Write a novel in a month

If you find it hard to grow a thick moustache* there’s always something else you can do in November. Take part in NaNoWriMo… Yes, I’m gearing up for NaNoWriMo – or, in full, National Novel Writing [...]

How to: Create Melanie’s tumbling curls

Think curly-haired icon … think Melanie Masson. It wasn’t just Melanie’s amazing and powerful voice that got X-Factor viewers talking – it was her hippyish, strawberry-blonde, fountain of bubbling tresses that flowed over her shoulders and [...]

Matching mother and daughter outfits anyone?

On Sunday we rushed out of the door to meet some friends for lunch. When we got there, had secured a table and were finally able to take a deep breath I realised that Ferne and [...]

mummyratesit tries: Piloxing

‘I’ve been Piloxing’ I tell anyone who’ll listen. ‘P what? and ‘What on earth is that?’ is what usually follows. Well, I’m here to tell you about the latest fitness craze that has taken Hollywood by [...]

5 key pieces for A//W from Next

Us ladies are a savvy bunch. As multi-taskers we have great expectations from everything we buy – and that includes our clothes. Before you snap up your Autumn/Winter 2012 wardrobe take a peek at the 5, [...]

Blogging Buddies – weight loss has begun!

Last week saw the beginning of our #bloggingbuddies adventure. A few Mums and I decided that by supporting each other we might just be able to shift some weight and speed up our lifestyle at the [...]

Review: Curvy Kate lingerie

Have you had your bra-size meausured recently? With up to 85% of us women squeezed/engulfed in the wrong size, it’s worth checking out your stats. I mean, just imagine my delight when my ‘nothing to write [...]

London Fashion Week: Maria Grachvogel

Some days I just feel like a stodgy old Mum, stuck at home doing boring stuff and not speaking to anyone apart from a quick ‘hello’ at the school gates. On Friday, however, I got a [...]

The Bikini Diairies # 5 The Final Splash

With the holidays coming to an end most people start to dread returning home and unpacking but not me. No, just days before the return I begin to feel queasy about the annual humiliation (think costume-up-bum, [...]