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Maia’s 5 Favourite Presents

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” – Jean Anouilh So here is a list of my favourites – of all Maia’s presents. Maia’s actual favourite presents were simply not all that photogenic. – They were her little plastic Shopkins toys (not the kind of crap I’d want to showcase), her doctors set (which… Continue reading Maia’s 5 Favourite Presents

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My 10 Favourite Christmas Presents

“You take away all the other luxuries in life, and if you can make someone smile and laugh, you have given the most special gift: happiness.” – Brad Garrett I was absolutely spoilt present-wise this year. It was marvellous. All the usual things – books, perfume, socks – but also some delightful little surprises –… Continue reading My 10 Favourite Christmas Presents

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6 Reasons I Love Dressing a Little Princess

“I’ve always loved the idea of changing myself, wearing costumes and disguises. It takes you back to being a kid, to dressing up.” -Vincent Cassel I have to admit, it is fun dressing a little girl. The options are endless and at this point, she’ll pretty much wear whatever I put on her. My favourite… Continue reading 6 Reasons I Love Dressing a Little Princess

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Happiness By Design: L’art de la Simplicité

“A home furnished with nothing but a handful of beautiful, absolutely essential things is a haven of peace. Cherish it, clean it and inhabit it with care and respect – it is a protective shell for your greatest treasure: your own self.” – Dominique Loreau Maia and I live in a reasonably-sized cottage with my… Continue reading Happiness By Design: L’art de la Simplicité

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5 Things: Why I Love Charity Shops 

Winnie the Pooh framed illustrations found in Hospice UK 5 Reasons to shop in Charity Shops: *Because people should take a wander in their local charity shops more often… 1. YOU’RE GIVING TO CHARITY The only shops where the more you buy, the better. You’re giving to a good cause, you can feel good about… Continue reading 5 Things: Why I Love Charity Shops