Monday 1 November 2021

5 Ways I've Found To Have A Healthy Work / Mum Life Balance

It is super important to take care of yourself, easier said then done am I right! But with my birthday fast approaching, life changing, work load growing, kids getting older, cat needing to go to the vet and requiring an operation! I've found I have a lot on my plate and need to re-adjust the way that my current situation is set up, more importantly for me and my health to be a better version of me. and have a better balance in life 

It took me a while, a good while to think and then put into practice what I need doing and adjusting that way I make sure that I do things, as I can at time procrastinate way to much and in the end never get anything done, however with little tweaks here and there, here are 5 ways I've found  To Have A Healthy Work / Mum Life Balance.

Learning to breathe again

Every day make time for you, take a moment and time out even for 5 minutes to just sit there and breathe, relax your mind, with a little meditation to help clear and realign your head, it can literally do wonders for you

Plan your day

I am an organised feind, before I was pretty flexible about how my day went, but that could lead to issues, like forgetting its school jumper or harvest day, even having a dentist appointment, so now I map out each week and I outline what I have going on for the week and can always add to where necessary and I can tick it off as I go along, planning ahead is key to give you a more peaceful mind. 

Think of you

Sometimes we are expected to be superwomen and it's ok to not be, after all you are human and there is only one of you. There are some people who think if I do it all I will be fulfilled and happy and you know what I bet you're not, I was not.

I decided to take time out for me get me sorted and allow a little time for me to let my hair down, being it the smallest of things, reading a book, getting my nails done, to even letting my daughter stay at my mothers for the night, so I can go out and meet friends or even have a cheeky night in, with a glass of wine and Netflix and Chill whilst in the bath., it the little things you know!

Meal plan

Rush, rush rush, cook, cook, cook! This is all I did, when I got home from work and school pick up and I would literally throw a meal together, whilst it was good and tasty, it could been tastier. 

Every Thursday I take 10 minutes out and sit down and think about what we are going to eat and create a menu and shopping list, so come the weekend I can pick up all that I need and Sunday prep where necessary and normally the day of said dish that I'll be cooking I'll have some of the items out, such a spaghetti and onions, or tinned tomaotes for example, so when I'm home I grab the last necessary bits of the fridge or cupboards.  

Slow down and have fun 

With a busy job, homework it can get a lot and you can easily forget to have a little fun, that is why every weekend I always plan on doing something a little fun with Leanora, we recently went to the cinema and I forgot how nice it was to be in one, then grabbed a bite after, the following day went ice skating and I highly recommend booking in some fun quality family time

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Monday 18 October 2021

8 Things To Do With The Kids This Half Term

It might just be my favourite season yet!!! Halloween! Not only because it's the spookiest time of the year, but half term is here, which means no school for Leanora and some time off from work for me. 

I am a planner, it is a simple as that I always like to know what I am doing and plan some fun activities in the half term. So I decided to share some not only fun activities to do, but days out and places to go an eat, in my 8 Things To Do With The Kids This Half Term.

We recently attended Neat Burger over in Central London, and all I can say is you must go. For kids it is perfect they have their own menu which is super affordable, plus it is a really decent amount of food that they get, even my little piggy couldn't finish it all. Neat Burger is full of flavour and I have to say one of my favourite Vegan burger spots. 

Can you believe this is the final year that you will be able to skate at the Natural history Museum, so get your skates on and getting booking this exhbition will be running from the 22nd October and closes its doors on the 16th January 2022. 

My all time favourite 90's film has to be Hocus Pocus, and this Halooween, Vue cinemas are showing this across London, so grab some popcorn and get booking and settle in to watch this spooky movie. 

Halloween upon us and looking for a fright and something spooky to do, London Dungeons is perfect for an afternoon of fun and fright to get you in to the spooktacular Halloween mood. 

Get your coats and scarves on, and lets head out on an adventure and hunt for the Gruffalo. Kew Gardens this half term  have fun surprises installed for you all as you go on a magical adventure through the deep dark wood. You’ll meet familiar beloved characters from author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s book, including Fox, Owl, Snake, the Gruffalo, the Gruffalo’s Child and of course, the Big Bad Mouse.

Just because the kids are off school doesn't mean you can not learn whilst at home. Lets get scienced up and learning, there are loads of great science kits you can buy on Amazon and I've linked some of our favourites here. 

I am a big kid at hear and I've always been a little particular when it comes too colouring in and staying in the lines in paramount! When not being that weirdo mum, Leanora and I love to do a three colour challenge where you close your eyes and pick on ly 3 colours and you have to colour in with just those colours or creat your own masterpiece with just those. needing a little spooktacular inspiration The Everymom has some free downloadable's. 

Before Leanora I was never much of an Halloween person, dressing upa ll that jazz was not for me, but send me into the stationary store Rymans  I am guaranteed to come out in my weight of paints, pens, pencils you absolutely name it! We will be making these super egg carton halloween characters and its a great way of decoration and crafting together with the kids. 

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Friday 15 October 2021

Building Creative Courage With Stagecoach

FREAKING AWESOME! These were the first words out of Leanora’s mouth, after her first class at Stagecoach.

Leanora was invited to attend a two week trial class, with Stagecoach, they hold performing art classes throughout London. My baby is a little shy (you wouldn’t believe it but she really is) and felt a little uneasy about attending. She did not know if she would make new friends, let alone what to expect from the classes, but I assured her she will make lots of new friends, have fun and more importantly learn new skills and unleash some hidden talents. To this she smiled and headed in.

Not familiar with Stagecoach? Don't worry let me help fill you in, their mission is to help their students blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its opportunities. With over 30 years experience teaching the performing arts, it is safe to say they are more than confident in what they do

The few classes Leanora has had I saw an instant uplift and confidence and this is what our children need, especially due to the last year's challenges of the pandemic, that they had to face, so this is a great outlet for them to come back together in a safe creative space. 

Performing Arts Benefits our children in so many different ways, such as boosting their confidence, self-esteem and, mental wellbeing, as well as allowing our children to help express themselves in a creative and safe environment. They don't just offer Children Acting Classes, but also teach singing and dancing. Leanora even informed me that they did maths  and english or should I say 'fun maths' her words and I have never seen her more eager to run home and practice what she learnt. 

Stagecoach Performing Arts has never been so needed, it offers our children continuity and continuity is certainly what is needed for them at this time.

With everything being so up and down a little a little regularity is great, it gives them confidence in something to look forward to, they know what is happening and the added bonus, is that they will get to see their friends and have fun at the same time leaning something new. 

Singing, dancing and acting is also a great source of fitness. With us not being able to be as active as we once were due to lockdown, I don't know about you but my body felt a little tight, so these activities are a great source of movement from head to toe  to get the kiddos moving. 

I highly recommend you check out Stagecoach and get your kids signed up. You can find more about them here.

Do your children attend Stagecoach or something similar? What are your thoughts? or maybe Let us know in the comments below. 

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Friday 1 October 2021

Van Gogh - Alive Exhibition

London has just closed it's doors on the Van Gogh Alive Exhibition in London, Kensington, it was the most beautiful immersive exhibition I have seen in my life time.

I have always been curious to learn more about Vincent Van Gogh and the team over at Timothy James & Partners  were able to make my dreams come true and my girl Leanora too. We were able to delve deep down into the creative mind of Van Gogh together as a family.

Timothy James independent financial advisers have a huge appreciation for art and are proud to be the official sponsor of the Van Gogh Alive - The Experience in London. This immersive experience would not have been possible without them.

Thirsty for knowledge? Our journey starts at the beginning so let’s dive in shall we!

Van Gogh a Post-Impressionist painter born in 1853 in a small town south of Netherlands, was a self-taught artist who did not find his true passion until his late 20's. Within 10 years he produced more than 2,000 works of art, 930 of that was oil paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. He only managed to sell a handful of these in his own lifetime, which include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits.

It is truly a magnificent experience, and those lucky or unlucky enough to see Van Gogh’s artwork in real life are in for a real treat in experiencing his work in this virtual way. I do not even think my pictures truly capture its beauty, the colour and the music that accompanies this exhibition is truly remarkable and I can’t sing its praises more. It made for a wonderful day out with Leanora, just being able to get lost in the beauty of his artwork is magical, even for those who are not major art fans, just getting to learn more about Van Gogh and seeing, no feeling his artwork projected in this way is truly beautiful and an experience to be hold

They visually put this together in the most remarkable way, the art work is projected on a 360-degree digital  floor-to-ceiling projection is a wonderful artistic experience, where you are completely engulfed into more than 300 of Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings through the use of floor-to-ceiling digital projections.

I have to say a massive thank you to Timothy James for opening our eyes and being able to experience this exhibition and while this exhibition may have just closed its doors here in London I do know that they are heading over to Salford Quays next in October and running until early next year, then shortly after over in Birmingham. I can’t recommend it enough! If you live in those areas, why not grab some family and friends and make a whole day of it and immerse yourself in the world of Van Gogh, you can find tickets and more information here.  

After a lovely time spent at the Van Gogh Immersive experience, we set off to one of  our favourite places to eat in Soho, which we recently posted about in Where to eat in London.

Have you attended Van Gogh Alive exhibition what did you think?

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5 Family Favourite Rainy Day Activities

We. Love. A. Rainy. Day. Nothing quite says Autumn is hear than with a little rain and a chill in the air. To be honest we are always out every weekend hands down guaranteed, always doing fun things in and around London, but this weekend I thought we stick a little closer to home and enjoy the leaves and rain falling from inside our home. 


You know, I've never played this game up until recently and I do not know why, Leanora and I love it, it makes for a great family rain day game, granted I always lose, but it also helps with Leanora's maths, so winning all round....well me losing


With the kids settled back into school I plan on getting our aprons on and making the traditional school cake, I did have this on the blog, but knowing me I've accidentally deleted it, but you can find the recipe up on my Instagram here. But fret not i will certainly be putting it back up on here next week. I think there is something so satisfying about baking and baking with kids is fun, well until they make a mess, but eating our end result together is a sweet treat in itself. 

Addams Family

My favourite 90's family movie, recently adapted in to an animated film, the second installment comes out next Friday, I've already pre-ordered our cinema tickets and very excited about going, so this weekend why not give yourself a little refresher and watch the movie version it is a great spooktacular way to start off the spooky halloween month, plus you can snack on our ghost pretzels whilst watching.

Sea Life

Always eager to learn and explore, why not head over to the beautiful wonders of Sea World, we always go tot he one in Chessington, but there are so many more dotted in and around London, it makes for a great day of spotting Dory and also keeps you sheltered from the rain all at the same time about learning about some magical undersea creatures. 

Go puddle jumping 

Ok, whilst I hate getting wet, the kids don't so I say hell with it and fully embrace these wetter months, get your wellies and raincoats on and head on out of the house, for some little exercise and a splash of puddle jumping with the kids then warm up with a coffe or hot chocolate and your favourite pastry.

What are your favourite rainy day activities? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Friday 24 September 2021

Where To Eat In London

If you enjoy dining out with family and friends, then you are in the right place, Leanora and I have found no! Tried and tested some great eateries in London and we are sharing with you lovely lot some of our favourite places to eat in London! Each spot you guys must put on your To Do List and go and visit and with no sign of rain this weekend, why not head on out and try a few........lets get started shall we!!

For those that know us and know us well we are major noodle and ramen fans, we stock up at least once a week on loads of ramen for the Asian and Korean supermarkets and guaranteed no matter the weather we will be slurping up a big bowl. Last weekend we had a little mooch around central London to go shopping and pick up some new Autumnal pieces. A lot of shopping = two hungry piggies. I asked Leanora what would she like, pretty sure it  was a silly question, she simply said ramen! Right mum mode on, boosted up google maps in search for the closest ramen bar, low and behold muggings is standing right outside Tonkotsu, Soho. It was busy, but we headed straight inside and sat at the bar, perused the menu, well I literally devoured the thing and ordered, I went for the Chilli Chicken Ramen and Leanora had the Cheeky chicken kids bento box. honest to god I literally inhaled the chilli chicken ramen and it was gone in seconds, the broth was nice and light and packe a punch and I didn't need to add anything to it, it was just right! I asked Lenaora how her Katsu bento box was going, she was like 'look mum, I scoffed the whole lot - round 2?' The food was so good we didn't even have a chance to drink our drinks, we had two Yuzu Lemonades and oh my this has to be my favourite drink to date, plus the whole thing was super affordable and cost me less than £25 to feed the both of us, I highly recommend this place for the ramen / noodle lovers.

The newest craze to hit London from Korea, is the korean corn dog, from Bunsik - a short walk from Leciester Square station, when we arrived or should I say any time we've arrived there is always a queue, but fret not the queue goes down super quick, its deciding which to go for which is the issue, but the friendly staff are on hand and offer their recommendations. These super tasty, super cheesy corn dogs start from £4.00 and I personally recommend the potato mozzarella and Leanora, Beef hotdog as long as i've got the potato mozarella.  

We all head to the one in Westfield, this is where i first discovered Pastaio and I must confess minus the lobster, we have eaten the whole menu, its great for friends and family sharing, the plates are small enough to get a few and the staff are ever so lovely every time to we come and there is nothing better than eating fresh pasta, with fresh ingredients! Just be prepared to roll out its that good and head home to snooze!

Now this beauty is right on our doorstep in the heart of Clapham Junction, hands down we are there every week without fail, be it Friday after school or on a Saturday, ok even Sunday when we grab our Sunday dinner from the shops. They make the pizza fresh everyday right there in front of you and this pizza for a good ol slice starts from £2.00! Bargain or what, we always have the mozzarella and mushroom with ham! The only bad thing I can honestly say about this place, is that they dont open on Monday. they also serve fresh focaccia you can pick up early in the morning if your lucky, loads of sarnies and the fattest doughnuts in the world, plus the staff are wicked also. 

Leanora is not a fan of burgers what so ever, but we come to Halo in Brixton and she is alll over it, I mean she loves it so much, even when we got to Brighton she rather have a burger than fish n chips! I've never seen her eat so quick. These tasty vegan burgers are heavenly and I would happily eat one anytime of the day, give me their Halo Fries too and i'll happily eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! 

Now listen, I love a good Cantonese dish, but this is next level!  I can not remember where I heard about Three uncles, but let me tell you, Three Uncles offer the tastiest Cantonese-style roast meat, noodles & dim sum. I always go for the duck and rice and this bad boy for £10.50 can feed an entire family, the duck is just simply melt in the mouth out of this world and there sauce, do not get my started! The plum sauce is mind blowing and you know it does not come out of no bottle,  I know this bad boy is home made, the time and effort gone in to this whole dish is epic. You can find Three uncles nestled on a side road in Liverpool Street, Devonshire Row and certainly worth a visit. 

Well, there you go a few places to kick start off your weekend, have you been to any you guys have any recommendations? Fret not we are back out this weekend, scoffing our faces all for you guys. We will be back soon with more London eats! As always you got any great spots you would like for us to check out, then hit me up in the comments below.

Happy Friday and happy eating. 

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Friday 17 September 2021

10 Fun Things To Do With The Kids In London

Once again as it does, the weekend is coming and I am excited for it, who cares about the weather, its Autumn, it is always going to be up and down! What does matter is 10 fun things to do with the kids in London this weekend wither you live her or visiting I can certainly help you sort out your weekend.

1. Chessington
Throughout the summer we could not get enough of Chessington, every year we go and every year, we always find new exciting rides to go on. What's better each time we go Leanora gets a little taller, meaning we can go on so many more rides. it is a great day out spent with the family and not only is just for rides, but they even have a zoo there too. 

2. Head to London Zoo
It's trying to spot the little cubs that does it for me, no I don't mean the kids, but seeing if the Lions have had a new cubs. This is the perfect place to explore see animals and birds alike that you've never spotted before, catch show and tell ad learn about animals you know and don't, and if you are lucky enough may just make it for feeding time and help feed the beautiful giraffes. What is best of all, kids under 3 go free.

3. Head To The Bookstore
As you know we are avid readers, so why not head to your local book store and find some new hidden gems that you and the kids can bundle up on the sofa with and enjoy a new magical fantasy for the family, not up for heading home then settle in at your closest and cosiest coffee shop. 

4. Brighton Beach 
Who doesn't love a good day at the beach, strolling along the promonade and eating your weight in fish and chips. Brioghton takes just over an hour and half to get there from London Liverpool Street, Or 1 hour from Clapham Junction, as soon as you get off the train, you see the glorious seaside straight in front of you. We also go to Brighton no matter the time of the year, there are loads of great boutiques, cafes and shops galore to go and explore.

5. Sail on a Go Boat
Why not sail your way around London Town and hire one of the uber cool boats for you and family and friends and taking in all it's wonder.

6. Play Golf
We are avid gamers in my house and we love a good challenge, granted 98% of the time I lose but Puttshack over in Westfield Shepherds Bush is always fun to go to. They have loads of holes and some are great because you can get to win prizes, such as your next game free, food, drinks you name it. We normally head over there after our mother and daughter Friday night dinner, It can get quite busy so I certainly suggest booking in advance, beucause if you get there you may have to wait a while or they maybe fully booked. Its a great game for the whole family to cheer one another on, just dont lose like me, as I am normally left carrying the winner (Leanora) on my back all the way home and I'm left buying the winner ice-cream.

7. Visit A Musuem
London is literally bursting with museums, our favourite has to be The Natural History Museum, but nonetheless which ever we go to, we always get to learn about so many different things, plus an added bonus most of them are FREE to attend. 

8 Eat Some Fun Crumble
OK, lets clear this up, apple crumble, any crumble is not just to eat at school with custard or your for your Sunday pud, you can have it, whenever, wherever.....! Well not wherever, we recetly headed down to Shoreditch to check out Spitafields Market in search for some tasty grub and stumbled across, Humble Crumble! See my rhyming skils there lol!

9. Go To The Theatre
Check out some of London's best Theatres and the shows on offer. I've just booked us tickets to go and see Lion King, I was meant to go a few years back, but I was heavily pregnant at the time and bought ticket for my mothers birthday, but too heavily pregnant to go I will be making up for it now. 

10. Visit Borough Market
Borough market can transform you in to a magical world of food galore from dishes all over the world. It is a great place to hang out with the kids and try some Delicious cuisines 

I hope my 10 fun things to do with the kids keep you entertained, any to add let us know in the comments below! You may also want to check out my guide to every mums best weekend.

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Wednesday 15 September 2021

25 Minute Chicken Panang

This 25 minute Chicken Panang is currently our favourite dish of the week. Its sweet and spicy, but not too much that the kiddos can't enjoy it and what is better it takes no time at all to whip up, dinner served in no time!

With Leanora settling back into school and me back at work, it can leave little time to cook, especially when you've got homework to do, get a load of washing on, tidy the house and sort the cat out, life can be manic, so I am all about a stress free evening when it comes to some tasty, delicious and healthy grub.

With the seasons changing, this 25 minute chicken Panang is super tasty, comforting and a total crowd pleaser! Whilst your saving on time, not on flavour. 

Most Sundays we have a roast chicken, A great for left overs or B when on the school run I pass Sainsburys and I am able to pick up a rotisserie chicken, all whilst still making the 3:20pm pickup -boom! Now tell me that is not great multi tasking right there! With that said, there goes saving time on cooking the chicken as its cooked already, all you are really doing is serving it up with some lovely steamed.

The first time I actually ever had a chicken Panang, it was actually a prawn version, all in a pub in Brighton and I've loved it ever since, but never dared make it before. 

Fast forward a few years later, the supermarkets are brilliant as they offer pastes to help you make these creations, saving your time in the kitchen as I imaging making these beautiful fragrant pastes will take a lot of time and love to make, during the week I just don't have that, so with different pastes offered from all over the world in your closest supermarket is great for busy people like me and you. 

This past cost me less than £1.50 from the local supermarket another school run purchase and I had everything else I needed to bring this perfect dish in to magical tasty harmony at home. 

I have loads of staples that I always keep stocked at home, coconut milk, fresh chillies and fresh parsley and an obvious rice, be it brown or white, just depends on what I fancy on the day. These few key ingredients are all you need to make this 25 minute week night dish.

Now enough of the chit chat, lets get down to your new go-to week night meal. 


  • Ready cooked chicken enough to serve 4 (always need extra for tomorrow's lunch)
  • 190 grams pf Panang curry paste
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 - 2 red chilies sliced for garnish
  • a bunch of fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Steamed rice for serving


  • Put your rice on and cook as per the packet instructions
  • Heat a pot with a little oil on medium heat and cook out your paste for 3-5 minutes until fragrant
  • Add your coconut milk and cook out for a further 3-5 minutes
  • Add your ready cooked shredded chicken and stir to combine the sauce for a further 10 minutes
  • Serve the chicken over your freshly steamed rice and add your chopped chilies and parsley as you desire

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Tuesday 14 September 2021

The Family Upstairs - Book Review

Looking for a new book to ready this week?! I am sharing my new favourite book with you.

What can I say, I recently went to our local bookstore to purchase some new books for Leanora and I and I stumbled upon The Family Upstairs. As you may know I am a thriller / crime junkie and after reading the synopsis about this I thought it would be a good read! Boy was I wrong it is a freakingly good AMAZING read, I have not devoured a book like this in so long, it was I have been yearning for to give me the book of life again.

The Family Upstairs I simply tore this apart over a weekend, granted it would of been a day if I did not have to get a little shut eye, but I simply could not put this down over the weekend.

The author Lisa Jewell, I hands down thank you for writing this book and bringing it to life.

The Family Upstairs, where do I start, from beginning to end it has you gripped, set in the rich borough of Chelsea, just off Cheyene Walk, a high society family's world spins out of control, gone are the beautiful dresses, the parties ,the members club and the money to boot and incomes music, a sordid unnatural cult way of living! The kids ugh!! Where do I start... Some go missing, have some died, who is this woman with two kids in tow and a dog, living in the Cote d'Azur, what does she have to bring to this story, who is her ex, is she running from something or to someone and the baby, who is this baby?

The main character Libby, how has she come to inherit this £7 million pound mansion, how come its left to her, why did her siblings not come and claim it on their 25th Birthday????

I mean the intrigue alone, I know I am simply going to have to read this book again to quench my thirst, some many little nuggets to uncover, I just needed to know and I have to say from beginning to end it really did not disappoint.

If you want to know more about the parents, the mystery kids, the baby, a herb garden curated for life and death, then this book is for you and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Well guys what can I say, I love the book so much I just recently purchased Lisa's Jewell, The Invisible Girl and I've only started reading a few pages and I am hooked, I am sure I will smash my through this book and once I do I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.

Have you read any Lisa Jewells books, I can see she has written numerous and a new one has just come out these past few days I believe to be called The Nigh She Disappeared! If so let me know which or if you have any great books you have recently read I would love to hear about it in the comments below. 

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Monday 6 September 2021

Back To School Essentials


Yay! We made it, today is the official first day back to school for the kiddos and I have to say this summer literally flew by, but I am not complaining, especially as now normality has started to settle in, plus with the weather being lush this week, I guess we are on the up. 

This time of year for many parents can be a little manic, I’ve still loads of cute back to school essentials to get for Leonora from funky stationary from Rymans to thermals from Marks & Spencers for when the winter months arrive ,so to help all you lovely rents out I found loads of adorable bits to help see your kids through. 

Hands down any money, by the end of the week all Leanora’s lovely white polo shirts will be grey, with a splash of tomato sauce and various pen stains in them for extra good measure, or her brand new trackies will have holes in it, bet ya any money hands down this will happen, I mean kids right! So I’ve got a few good back-ups from various sites, who do a quick delivery if needed and linked them all below for you to peruse through.

Footwear is an obvious essential, to fresh shiny black school shoes, cute Mary Janes, trainers for PE, wellies, warm boots the list goes on, and below are a few must haves.

With the kids eager to get back out and get back in to school, have fun in the playground and see their friends again a coat is an essential item to get them to and from school, they don't have to be boring they can be uber cool and I've found some perfect ones for them to rule school in. 

Goes with out saying really, the major must have is the back pack and I have to say I've seem brilliant  ones out there, especially this morning on the school drop and I've got my bigger hitters linked below. 

I hope this list all helps with your little ones back to school essential needs as I thought it be fun to share, after all sharing is caring. 

Happy back to school kiddos and well done rents to getting them in. 

Let me know what you think of the list and how has the first day gone for you guys?

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Thursday 2 September 2021

Back To Work Essentials

Hey friends! Lindsey here, what can I say, but I have returned back to work, after my some time off for the summer holiday.

Summer is finally winding down and the new Autumnal season is fast approaching.Getting ready to hang up all my summer dresses and linen skirts, and time for the autumnal tones, suits and blazers and a little intricate light layering to come back out.

As you all know new seasons and years bring new inspiration, to colours and cuts and I have to confess this transtiont time has to be my favourite, whilst still not cold, you can mix and match fabrics, whilst still getting you legs out before you have to fully layer up, plus you can still get away with for the moment a little injection of colour from your summer palette. 

For me right now, it is still not coat weather, but a good blazer and an obvious must have trench coat is key and I have my eye on a few, not only for me to wear to the office, but on the weekend also, I always think about cost per wear, I am a little frugal, especially as I am a parent and I've kid who kills me for Robux and Vbux!!!! Don't ask... But with these items, are the perfect layering essential, especially as half my summer pieces I did not get to wear, like most of us I am sure.

Suits a must this year and this year I am going a little further with a cute three piece suit! I have never been one to shop in a charity shop until recently! A new girl who has just joined my team, every lunch time I kid you not comes in with bags full of fab new pieces, she literally spends her whole lunch hour in the few charity shops that line our office street, sandwich and all and comes back with a range of goodies. Giving me a thrill and feeling slightly left out I headed to the charity shop directly across from my office and bagged myself a gorgeous navy wool waistcoat, which I plan on wearing with a grey suit that I too have been eyeing up.  A suit which has not been required for some time this past 18 months, will now be very much apart of my polished back to work look which I will be embracing fully.

Knitwear, what can I say I love it, it's cosy, it can be light and heavy it can come in various colours and prints and I am here for it. I have a few pieces that I've eyed up, especially a few lighter co-ord pieces to ease me in to Autumnal months, from Mango, Na-kd and & Other Stories, whilst some may be back in the office, this are a few that can work just as well if you are working at home. 

I must confess I am a big shoe lover, but as soon as I get to my desk, off they pop! If they are certainly off at my desk, you know I mean business. Hence why I have vast selection, my school drop off kicks, to my business shoes to the cheeky fluffy 3 pairs of slippers that I have in my bottom desk drawer and my Friday night shoes. The one thing the IT guys hate the most, is if I have to relocate, as I always have at least 2 boxes full of shoes, boots, trainers and slippers you gotta have options, you never know what occasions can spring up on you!

Just like my shoes, I need some serious good arm candy in various shapes and sizes! My go to are Radley, Arket, Cos, Mango, NA-KD and something a little more out there with a pop of colour, I head off to ASOS. Depending on the day, I will need a really good and large sturdy bag if I am out and about on sites and at any given time, I can hold upto 20 sets of keys at a time!, going to court or working at a different office, I need something a little large to hold my files in. Generally, you'll find me nestled away in a cafe and you know what that means, laptop time to 5'oclock Friday time for some drinks with the office crew, so yes a good few essentials for the office for different structured days a good bag has to come in to play.

And there you have it folks, my back to work essentials! I am planning on what actually I carry on in my bag at work, but that I'll save for an upcoming post.

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