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Monday, 15 October 2018

The Greatest Student Night | West Orchards

I miss the days of being a student and having extra discount off items. However I got to relive that life for one night as I went to the West Orchards greatest student night. There was so much going on and all the shops in the department store participated in giving discount. When myself and Isobel and Saffron arrived we were greeted by the lovely Natalie who helped arrange the magical night. Despite being circus themed I was pleased to say there wasn't any clowns there as I am terrified of them.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Ewan The Dream Sheep | Parenting Tips

I've been quite lucky and I know a lot of fellow mums will be annoyed AF but Lily has slept through from about 3 weeks old. I used to have to wake her sometimes for a feed in the early days. I knew I wanted a Ewan the dream sheep because I thought they were adorable, which is true and I also knew babies slept better with white noise. I have other family members who used to keep the radio on static to help their little ones go to sleep. When you first see it you think wow nearly £30. But from my experience I would happily pay it and if anything happened I wouldn't hesitate to get another. I just want to point out this isn't a sponsored post. I have always recommend people to buy Ewan and felt over the last few weeks I needed to share my experience. I also wanted to start upping the amount of parenting posts I do.

From when Lily was really little she would go to sleep for a nap or to bed and have Ewan on with the heart beat and womb noise. I should point out each foot is a different sound, one is womb sounds, one is music, one is like a vacuum and the last is like rainfall. They all have a heart beat sound in the background. There is also a pink glow that comes through the tummy, I assume its to represent from being in the womb and it makes the babies feel more calm. 
I would play it about 3 times which is an hour as each sound plays for 20 minutes time and it would normally get her into a nice deep sleep. On the occasion she does wake up I would just put Ewan back on with the womb sounds and she would stare at it for a bit and drift off. Lily is nearly 14 months now and I had stopped using it for a while as the batteries ran out and I just thought 'oh she will be fine now'. 

She has been getting up a lot lately and been having trouble sleeping as she's been poorly for a while with catching different bugs one after another (nursery will do that to them) and then teething. I thought, one night I'll just put her in the cot and see if she will settle by herself and she didn't. I gave her Ewan and put on the music and she just laid with it stroking his ears and looking at the red light and fell asleep after about 5 minutes. I've been doing this again with the music when she's woken up, sometimes after having a bit of teething gel and again off she goes. She cuddles him and puts her arm over him, it's just the cutest thing. Get ready to see a cute picture of Lily when she was tiny! She's always adored Ewan.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Halloween & All The Trimmings

So close to October, crunchy leaves on the ground and the jumpers are out. I am in my element. It is my favourite time of the year. I love everything about it, the colder weather, being all snug, having comfort food like hot pot, bangers and mash and pasta bake. I mean tell me one bad thing about Autumn/Winter? You just can't.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Stila A/W | Vivid & Vibrant

I was so happy that I was invited to the launch for the Stila A/W new Vivid & Vibrant range. I was too poorly to attend the last one, so I'm really happy I'm feeling better in myself and able to start going to more of these events. I have quite a few lined up as well so watch this space!

Back to the wonderful Stila range, I was vlogging on the day of the event which you can see here. There are some clips of the products and the talk we had. It was held at Harvey Nichols at The Mailbox in Birmingham. The mailbox is gorgeous and I need to go back another time and have a good look around for sure. Throughout the month of September it is being referred to as Holly Nichols to promote women empowerment which I think is amazing!

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Flashdance The Musical | Belgrade Theatre

I mentioned in my recent vlog that I was going to be attending Flashdance the musical. I was excited to see it as I've never seen the film, I know it's a classic like Dirty Dancing or Footloose but I just have never seen it and I have no idea why and now realise I have been missing out. I was blown away by the show, I've never seen a full on musical before and didn't expect them to be this good. IT certainly given me the show bug and I want to see more. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Peppa Pig Live | Lily's First Show

(All pictures courtesy of Belgrade Theatre)

 Lily and I were lucky enough to be invited to see the opening show of Peppa Pig Live, Lily is only just 1 and I wasn't sure how she would respond to being in the situation of the show and so many other children around her. She loves Peppa Pig anyway so we went and took my sister and her daughter. When we arrived we were surrounded by so many prams and children it was chaos but we found our tickets then went to find our seats. We had a really good view and Lily was just looking around, enjoying her crisps taking it all in. 

Monday, 10 September 2018

Making Memories | Printiki*

People take photo's everyday now, photo's of themselves, their friends and their food. I do as well, I also have hundreds of photos of Lily. She is just so darn cute. All these photos are tend to be kept online, on the computer or your phone. It isn't a common thing now to go and get your photos printed and then put them in frames or put them in a photo album.

I think it's really sad, I mean don't get me wrong I love my compact DSLR but I used to look forward to the excitement of going to get a roll of photos printed and never knowing what they would look like until you print them out and laugh at all the silly ones. I still love printed photos and I will also get them printed and put them in frames around my house.
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