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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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Six Weeks Later…

Six weeks after bringing Buddy into the world, following an incredibly short and intense labour, it was time to go back to the midwifery and physiotherapy team at the hospital for a little check up. Everything’s absolutely fine (although I’ve had a stern reminder to continue safely with my core exercises and not to forget about the ever famous pelvic floor), but being with those incredibly kind and supportive women

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The Wonder that is Soft Play…

Near where I grew up in Essex there was a place called Fairlop Waters which had the most incredible adventure playground filled with vertical drop slides, tunnels, ball pits, climbing frames – all wrapped in soft mats and padded out to the max to prevent us from injuring ourselves too badly. It was bonkers and I loved it. There was nothing quite like running around that padded warehouse for children

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What a Month it’s Been!

Let’s start with the huge news – Buddy Bob Fletcher arrived after a very quick and intense labour in the early hours of 16th February. We were literally only in hospital an hour when he shot out and we decided to go home the same day. My own bed was calling, but mostly I think we were too excited to introduce Buddy to his big brother Buzz. It was such

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Final preparations!

As you may well know already, I had a fantastic hypnobirthing experience when I gave birth to Buzz. While I know no two labours are the same, I’m eager to be filled with the same positivity and calmness this time round. So Hollie De Cruz from London Hypnobirthing came over this weekend for a little top up session. It was so gorgeous. Me and Tom both fell asleep on the

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