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Cooking with the Hemsley Sisters!

Every year I draw a blank when wondering what to get Tom for his birthday. He always says that he doesn’t want or need anything (highly unhelpful), and seeing as we’ve spent months trying to de-clutter our house (and getting nowhere) I didn’t want to give him something just for the sake of it. So this year I decided to do something a little different and arranged for him to

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Aladdin The Musical and Father’s Day!

This week Tom and I had a special little date night and headed into London for the press night of Aladdin. We knew it would be an important event, but we didn’t get the black tie memo, so we felt extremely scruffy in our smart/casual attire when walking down the purple carpet and spotted everyone looking ridiculously glamorous! Whoops! Aladdin was one of the greats for us when growing up,

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Book Launch Party, Being Mum and Meeting Heroes!

This week has been less busy than the week before but somehow I’m far more tired. It could be the chaoticness (I’m inventing a word) of the week before catching up with me, or it could be the fact that the boys have taken it in turns to get me up in the night before waking up for the day at 5AM. The other night Buzz even seemed to think

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Publication Week and Appearing on Loose Women!

My fourth novel ALWAYS WITH LOVE finally hit the shops this week, so I’ve been in full promo mode. The day before publication day Tom and I had our first ever live interview together. Sticking with my ITV family, we went onto Loose Women to talk books, babies and viral videos. Having watched the show for years I’m happy to say I had a great time sitting behind the desk

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Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards

This week me and Tom were invited to present an award at Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards. For the occasion I decided to ask the brilliant Clare Turner to do my hair and make-up. I usually ask for my hair to be down and wavy, but once Clare saw my outfit she managed to convince me to try something different. Seeing as I’m totally pants with all things hair and

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The Body Debate . . .

This weekend I joined Dr Sarah Schenker and Dr Joanna Helcke at The Baby Show in Birmingham to natter around the subject of ‘Body after Baby’ – a topic that I’m obviously being asked about a lot thanks to having two children and receiving some less than pleasant comments from a stranger. I found it really interesting to hear advice from an expert in postnatal fitness and then a dietician.

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A Family Trip to Italy…

This week I flew to Valva in Italy to see my ninety-five year old Nonna with my family. Valva is a tiny little village up in the mountains not too far from Salerno where my Dad grew up before coming over to England at nineteen. We used to go over every summer when we were younger but now we’re adults it’s become harder for us all to make it across

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Some Time Away…

This week I have done the unbelievable thing of leaving the house ON MY OWN! Yes, I know. Not a single attached person was in sight. Not only that but I managed to leave the house having showered, spruced myself up and then fit my postpartum body into a presentable outfit (baggy and comfy clothes still obviously, but I wasn’t in my PJs so that’s a bonus). First P&G invited

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Buzz Has Started Nursery…

We’ve talked about sending Buzz to nursery for months after realising he would really benefit from having more interaction with other children. Back in September when we were in Sardinia for my sister’s wedding it was wonderful seeing him play and share with the other little ones there. He was naturally drawn to them and incredibly intrigued by everything they did and said. So whilst we know he’s been learning

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Time to Stop Sugar-coating!

Yes, the time has come to go back to cutting out the sweet stuff. I’ve been eating far too much lately (thanks to the excuse of being pregnant, having given birth and then Easter) and now feel the need to regain some control. I’m a total binge eater when it comes to sugar. Not only that, but I’m a secret eater too. As soon as I’m left on my own

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