What she wore – Mini Street Style

Talitha has been loving this dress we were sent by Mini Street Style. She’s mad on the colour. She also keeps calling it her Autumn dress because of the pattern’s scattered pink leaves. I love that it’s a dress she can freely move in because of the cut and jersey material. Long sleeves mean that she can forgo a cardigan on a mild day and it’s casual look is perfect for hard play. It runs a little big, though, so I’ve had to roll up the sleeves a bit. It’s part of their Vintage range which is one of three…

What she wore – dungarees and learning to cycle

You know that feeling you get when your child wears something that you’re pretty sure you’re going to remember them wearing forever? We feel that way every time Talitha grows into one of her uncle’s childhood Osh Kosh B’gosh dungarees. This pair is even more loved because my mother-in-law had to replace two of the buttons with buttons that don’t match so even as Talitha wears it, it feels like an object that already carries a lot of memories. After a summer spent primarily in floaty dresses, regardless of what the whether was doing, it’s been a hard sell getting…

Tulipop bags for traveling and learning adventures

We’ve made a bit of fuss over the start of the new academic year because Talitha has a lot of friends starting school and she’s wondered why she’s being home educated instead. She’s been pretty satisfied with a dedicated time each day to work on things she’s interested in, set activities that we’re going to each week and play dates a’plenty. These bags from Tulipop have been the icing on the cake. Tulipop is as Icelandic children’s lifestyle brand dedicated to creating products that are bright, quirky and not necessarily gender specific. I chose the Miss Maddy print for Talitha…

Somerset Anniversary

It was our sixth wedding anniversary on Saturday. We’re not great at doing much to celebrate it. Twice we made a huge effort. On our first we went glamping in Pembrokeshire. Come to think of it, that’s the only anniversary we’ve had sans kiddos. Hadn’t realised that until about now. Another time we went to Harptree Court, mainly because we were expecting Ophelia and it was a last/first chance to spend a night just the two of us before starting the newborn thing all over again. But we’re pretty sure the other three kind of disappeared into the mists of…

What he wore – the wooden watch

So Laurence is humouring me by appearing in style post on this here blog. It’s actually not so much a favour since he’s done quite well out of it, scoring this stylish JORD watch, which he really likes. After looking through their range of Men’s Wooden Watches he chose this one because he preferred the muted colours and simple shape. He’s not into fussy watches. I asked him to comment on what it’s been like, having worn it for a couple of weeks and he mentioned that it’s quite light, I’m guessing that would be because it’s made of lightweight…

A summer’s day in Bristol

Last week Friday, Laurence took the day off work to hang out with us since his brother was visiting us from Thailand. We set out with not a lot planned but ended up taking advantage of a lot of what Bristol has to offer. We started off with a trip to Hoo Haa! Festival at Colston Hall to see a crazy one-man musical and make a building to contribute to a cardboard city. It was our second day at the festival and I’ve blogged about the whole thing here. White Stuff sent me this tunic and asked me to take…

Vegan Pot de Crème

A trip to Paris is on my 30 things to do before 30 and we hope to make it happen before the end of the year, particularly because I have a good friend we’d like to visit, who lives there. Whenever we talk about planning the trip, we end up daydreaming about the food. That may be a bit tricky because Laurence is sensitive to wheat and dairy (he may just have to break the rules and book time off to recover!). When La Redoute asked me to create a recipe for a French-inspired dish, I was intrigued to try…