A Personalised Bauble Is Not Just for Valentine’s Day

A bauble is not just for Valentine's Day. Nor Christmas. I saw these baubles on Instagram and I thought how lovely to have some made for my two 'loves' for Valentine's  Day. Just look.  Aren't they gorgeous.     They have been gifted to me by Ali at The...

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Knowing When It’s ‘OK’ Not To Know

Something occurred to me recently that really helped me to understand the defensive behaviour around homework that we were seeing from the Tween. And that is whether we tell our children often enough that 'it's ok not to know'?  That it's not wrong or shameful. In...

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Parenting Our Way Through Independence

A big theme of this year for us is independence.  And parenting our way through it.     Having given almost 11 years to the parenting service, we will now be stepping into the next zone.  The next ten years.  The time of which we are warned.  And as if the...

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Backyard Cinema

As you know, we are always on the look out for new activities now that The Kid is a bit older and we do love a bit of a Christmas jaunt.  I think we've pretty much had every activity covered over the last 10 years and this has been the year we have been on the lookout...

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#Pledge To Be Real – Our Daughters

From the time we first meet our daughters and hold them in our arms, we love them.  From the tops of their heads to their tiny little toes,  we love every single inch of them. To us they are perfect. We love them and we want others to love them too. And most...

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Poppies For Our Children

I am updating this post from last year as I'm delighted again this year to see that there is even more 'poppy' merchandise available for Remembrance Day. Much has changed this year, but some things will always remain. The products this year (as well as the poppies...

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Snowdogs by the Sea Trail 2016 (Brighton)

The Snowdogs by the Sea Trail in Brighton is not to be missed. There are 45 of these delightful Snowdogs in the streets of Brighton which have been designed by various artists and sponsored by local businesses and organisations in aid of The Martlets Hospice. Living...

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Death by Choccywoccydoodah – Halloween Delights

We visited Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton for the first time last week. I don't know what can I say about this place that will do it justice.  I'm going to have a good try though. This wonderful place made it in to our Top Ten Brighton Picks and you will see why! The...

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Our Top 10 Brighton Picks

Where has Brighton been all of our lives? It has clearly escaped our notice other than one brief visit many moons ago. Yet it is of course one of the trendiest cities in the UK. So when looking for the perfect getaway for parents and a 10 year old daughter, Brighton...

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Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea

What fun I had pulling this Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea together. Having decided she really wanted to see the Alice in Wonderland film for her birthday with friends, my daughter then conveniently spotted a very suitable cake stand in a local shop.  I said...

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Hi, I'm Nicky a Lifestyle Blogger and one third of the Not Just The 3 Of Us family. I am also a wife and a mother to an 11 year old daughter.

Home & Design is a passion along with a love of personal development. Parenting a pre-teen from our little space in London is a learning journey and we also love our family trips, holidays and days out.

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