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Life in the slow lane

So it has literally been an age since my last post and there have been a few changes around here! Largely because I quit my job! I know, get me! Six months ago I decided to quit the day job

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Life in the slow lane

So it has literally been an age since my last post and there have been a few changes around here! Largely because I quit my job! I know, get me! Six months ago I decided to quit the day job

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Stacking up nicely

Do you know what it is yet?

It’s that time of year again… Ella has grown another year older and lost a few more teeth! So the annual cake decorating has begun! We weren’t sure what to make this year, but this was a pretty big hit

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Stacking up nicely

Do you know what it is yet?

It’s that time of year again… Ella has grown another year older and lost a few more teeth! So the annual cake decorating has begun! We weren’t sure what to make this year, but this was a pretty big hit

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geek alert!

So, let’s face it we all know i’m a complete packaging geek, and never more so than when some of my work hits the shelves! For the last couple of years I have been working on Nestlé Fitness – which

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geek alert!

So, let’s face it we all know i’m a complete packaging geek, and never more so than when some of my work hits the shelves! For the last couple of years I have been working on Nestlé Fitness – which

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Time is flying…again

So its officially been a month since my last post! Shocking, really shocking behaviour I hear you cry! I know! I did spend two weeks in Scotland – being a rainbow chaser (but that’s another story), and the remaining two catching up

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Time is flying…again

So its officially been a month since my last post! Shocking, really shocking behaviour I hear you cry! I know! I did spend two weeks in Scotland – being a rainbow chaser (but that’s another story), and the remaining two catching up

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New bins

So, I have just picked up my brand new bins from the opticians… I am now a geek on the outside as well as on the inside – (opinions please!) My new specs have arrived at the most opportune time,

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New bins

So, I have just picked up my brand new bins from the opticians… I am now a geek on the outside as well as on the inside – (opinions please!) My new specs have arrived at the most opportune time,

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Ready, set, bake!

So the kitchen was sparkly clean, the airing cupboard cleared, the ingredients bought and ready – the time had finally come for the Great Brigadier Bake-off! Our first mission was granary rolls topped with sesame seeds. After much kneading and waiting

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Ready, set, bake!

So the kitchen was sparkly clean, the airing cupboard cleared, the ingredients bought and ready – the time had finally come for the Great Brigadier Bake-off! Our first mission was granary rolls topped with sesame seeds. After much kneading and waiting

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homegrown is the way it should be…

So, last night I discovered my new favourite show – The Great British Bake Off! Brilliant! How have I managed to miss two whole series already? I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than watching a

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homegrown is the way it should be…

So, last night I discovered my new favourite show – The Great British Bake Off! Brilliant! How have I managed to miss two whole series already? I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than watching a

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40 million and 1…

So, it would seem that I have devoured Fifty Shades in three measly days! And yes I have progressed to dropping ‘of Grey’ – Does this mean I am an official fan? I guess the fact that I have already

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40 million and 1…

So, it would seem that I have devoured Fifty Shades in three measly days! And yes I have progressed to dropping ‘of Grey’ – Does this mean I am an official fan? I guess the fact that I have already

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What’s all the fuss about then?

So today has been gloriously hot and sunny, and being the golf-widow that I am, I found myself with a few precious hours to myself. I simply couldn’t say no to sitting out in the garden with a glass of

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What’s all the fuss about then?

So today has been gloriously hot and sunny, and being the golf-widow that I am, I found myself with a few precious hours to myself. I simply couldn’t say no to sitting out in the garden with a glass of

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Bright idea…

So, we’ve been going through some changes at work recently, the latest of which is this funky sign! I don’t really have much to say except its cool ha!  

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Bright idea…

So, we’ve been going through some changes at work recently, the latest of which is this funky sign! I don’t really have much to say except its cool ha!  

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London Picnic Club

So, this week I officially ate my first flower! It was a bit odd, and kind of tasted like lettuce! Anyway the surroundings more than made up for the slightly floral menu… The Skyroom is a rooftop venue which hosts

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London Picnic Club

So, this week I officially ate my first flower! It was a bit odd, and kind of tasted like lettuce! Anyway the surroundings more than made up for the slightly floral menu… The Skyroom is a rooftop venue which hosts

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Little Miss Merlot

Well, what can I say, we have just returned from the most fabulous trip tootling around Devon in our camper, we were truly sad to say goodbye to her! Now we just need to work out how we can afford

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Little Miss Merlot

Well, what can I say, we have just returned from the most fabulous trip tootling around Devon in our camper, we were truly sad to say goodbye to her! Now we just need to work out how we can afford

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Adventure starts at home

Being the youngest of five siblings we didn’t holiday abroad all that often when I was young. We still loved piling into our old Peugeot and tootling off to Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and occasionally if we were lucky France. Being

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Adventure starts at home

Being the youngest of five siblings we didn’t holiday abroad all that often when I was young. We still loved piling into our old Peugeot and tootling off to Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and occasionally if we were lucky France. Being

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Post post

Last night I arrived home from work to not one, but two lovely letters on my door mat. I can’t think of a better way to end the day than settling down in my favourite chair and reading my friends

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Post post

Last night I arrived home from work to not one, but two lovely letters on my door mat. I can’t think of a better way to end the day than settling down in my favourite chair and reading my friends

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Baby Boom!

So, it seems absolutely everyone is reading 50 Shades of Grey, and I have seen numerous women blushing in their seats on my morning commute! Needless to say inspired by a bedtime reading (thanks Rach) I have ordered a copy

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Baby Boom!

So, it seems absolutely everyone is reading 50 Shades of Grey, and I have seen numerous women blushing in their seats on my morning commute! Needless to say inspired by a bedtime reading (thanks Rach) I have ordered a copy

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Ebaytastic

So, yesterday our new dining table arrived, I say new, it’s new to us! Its seriously retro, but I love it. Isn’t Ebay brilliant! It’s a much better fit than our old gate leg table, and makes our 1950’s reproduction

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Ebaytastic

So, yesterday our new dining table arrived, I say new, it’s new to us! Its seriously retro, but I love it. Isn’t Ebay brilliant! It’s a much better fit than our old gate leg table, and makes our 1950’s reproduction

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It’s official…

…I’m a geek. There I said it! I’ve officially become a Happiness Project geek. This weekend I woke up to a lovely looking letter on my door mat. It turned out to be a letter from none other than Gretchen

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It’s official…

…I’m a geek. There I said it! I’ve officially become a Happiness Project geek. This weekend I woke up to a lovely looking letter on my door mat. It turned out to be a letter from none other than Gretchen

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Brunette beauty!

So, this weekend I have discovered the best invention ever… Brunette dry shampoo! No more white patches amidst my long brown locks! Dry shampoo is simply the best invention ever… I can’t survive a festival without it, and its just

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Brunette beauty!

So, this weekend I have discovered the best invention ever… Brunette dry shampoo! No more white patches amidst my long brown locks! Dry shampoo is simply the best invention ever… I can’t survive a festival without it, and its just

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Crazy busy

Mr Matthew stumbled across this interesting article today, which totally applies to me… Hmmm food for thought… make sure you have time to do the things you love! On that note here’s photo of Ella dressed as a pirate for a

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Crazy busy

Mr Matthew stumbled across this interesting article today, which totally applies to me… Hmmm food for thought… make sure you have time to do the things you love! On that note here’s photo of Ella dressed as a pirate for a

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The moment of truth

So after ten days of tough stirring and feeding Mum and I set about mixing all the ingredients together and an hour or so later and hey presto… out popped a delicious looking (and smelling I have to add) Herman

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The moment of truth

So after ten days of tough stirring and feeding Mum and I set about mixing all the ingredients together and an hour or so later and hey presto… out popped a delicious looking (and smelling I have to add) Herman

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Friday Fun!

Just wanted to say that I have just remembered how much I love custard creams! Happy Friday one and all… click on the image can’t seem to get it working otherwise! Enjoy!

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Friday Fun!

Just wanted to say that I have just remembered how much I love custard creams! Happy Friday one and all… click on the image can’t seem to get it working otherwise! Enjoy!

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London’s best bits

So, St Pancras Station has long been one of my favourite London hotspots, however the recent refurbishment of Kings Cross Station just across the way has become a strong contender for my affection! I seem to have a strong connection

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Kings Cross

London’s best bits

So, St Pancras Station has long been one of my favourite London hotspots, however the recent refurbishment of Kings Cross Station just across the way has become a strong contender for my affection! I seem to have a strong connection

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Baby Herman

So, on Monday we welcomed a new arrival in the Bailey-Meur residence! Baby Herman! My very own sour dough friendship cake. I say cake, he currently looks more like a bowl of sick, but in ten days time I will

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Baby Herman

So, on Monday we welcomed a new arrival in the Bailey-Meur residence! Baby Herman! My very own sour dough friendship cake. I say cake, he currently looks more like a bowl of sick, but in ten days time I will

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All good in the hood

So here we are again, Sunday evening. Monday has rolled round once again and I am ready for the week ahead! I’ve been so busy this last couple of weeks that I haven’t even been keeping up with Gretchen, but

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All good in the hood

So here we are again, Sunday evening. Monday has rolled round once again and I am ready for the week ahead! I’ve been so busy this last couple of weeks that I haven’t even been keeping up with Gretchen, but

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Happy memories

So, Gretchen has been at it again… I have just got to Chapter 4 which is mainly focusing on parenthood, and being a happier parent! Well although I am not a Mum as such, we have my boyfriend’s daughter Ella

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Happy memories

So, Gretchen has been at it again… I have just got to Chapter 4 which is mainly focusing on parenthood, and being a happier parent! Well although I am not a Mum as such, we have my boyfriend’s daughter Ella

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Mum’s are the best

So, today we have been to Newmarket races for the day with my family! Brilliant day out had by all! We won some, we lost some! But I think one of the highlights for me was when my Mum pulled

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Mum’s are the best

So, today we have been to Newmarket races for the day with my family! Brilliant day out had by all! We won some, we lost some! But I think one of the highlights for me was when my Mum pulled

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No news is good news

So, it’s been almost a whole week since my last post! Rubbish I know! But we have been hard at work redecorating. Seriously three days of hard graft and all I have to show for it is fingerprintless hands, (seriously

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No news is good news

So, it’s been almost a whole week since my last post! Rubbish I know! But we have been hard at work redecorating. Seriously three days of hard graft and all I have to show for it is fingerprintless hands, (seriously

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Jubilant Jubilee

Well, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is well and truly upon us, and everyone seems to be taking part in the merriment somehow. Me included… here’s a Press Ad I have recently created for my good friend Richard Smith at Smith

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SW15S02 JUBILEE MAGAD HALF PAGE

Jubilant Jubilee

Well, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is well and truly upon us, and everyone seems to be taking part in the merriment somehow. Me included… here’s a Press Ad I have recently created for my good friend Richard Smith at Smith

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Rain, rain go away

So the four day weekend is finally here, and rain is forecast on Sunday, typical! Me thinks this may put a dampener on the weekends celebrations! I had envisioned strawberries and champagne picnics, but I think it maybe more waterproofs and wellies,

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Rain, rain go away

So the four day weekend is finally here, and rain is forecast on Sunday, typical! Me thinks this may put a dampener on the weekends celebrations! I had envisioned strawberries and champagne picnics, but I think it maybe more waterproofs and wellies,

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Snail mail

I have always been a fan of the letter… in my opinion there is nothing better than receiving a piece of good old snail mail. When friends up root and move across the globe I try my hardest to convert

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Snail mail

I have always been a fan of the letter… in my opinion there is nothing better than receiving a piece of good old snail mail. When friends up root and move across the globe I try my hardest to convert

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Woof, woof

So, by day I am a packaging designer, and at the moment (i say moment, its more like six years) I am a cereal designer. Or should I say serial designer, hee hee… not funny? Thought not. Anyway, by night

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Woof, woof

So, by day I am a packaging designer, and at the moment (i say moment, its more like six years) I am a cereal designer. Or should I say serial designer, hee hee… not funny? Thought not. Anyway, by night

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…and a sixpence for your shoe

I think I am of a certain age when everyone seems to be getting married, and we seem to have been to an exorbitant number of weddings in the last few years. Last week however we attended the wedding of a very

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…and a sixpence for your shoe

I think I am of a certain age when everyone seems to be getting married, and we seem to have been to an exorbitant number of weddings in the last few years. Last week however we attended the wedding of a very

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Strawberry season

I know that I said I wasn’t going to fill my blog with dull posts about the weather, but I am going to make an exception in this particular case… As it has been so very sunny – my strawberry

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Finally some strawberries

Strawberry season

I know that I said I wasn’t going to fill my blog with dull posts about the weather, but I am going to make an exception in this particular case… As it has been so very sunny – my strawberry

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Aunty Mabel

I thought it only right that I get a photo of my gorgeous cat, and blog’s namesake up here… Please allow me to introduce Aunty Mabel. Beautiful isn’t she! Just wish I was allowed to take her out for walks

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Aunty Mabel

Aunty Mabel

I thought it only right that I get a photo of my gorgeous cat, and blog’s namesake up here… Please allow me to introduce Aunty Mabel. Beautiful isn’t she! Just wish I was allowed to take her out for walks

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Morning all

Morning all! Its been a busy few days, and I suddenly seem to have freelance jobs coming out of my ears, which may well mean I might not be blogging quite as much as I would like over the coming

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Fitzroy Square

Morning all

Morning all! Its been a busy few days, and I suddenly seem to have freelance jobs coming out of my ears, which may well mean I might not be blogging quite as much as I would like over the coming

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Not bad eh!

It’s Thursday already!

So it’s Thursday already and it’s been sunny all week! Damn… do i never learn, right promise not to comment on the weather in my next post! So, blog started – tick! Actually writing a second post – tick! What’s

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Not bad eh!

It’s Thursday already!

So it’s Thursday already and it’s been sunny all week! Damn… do i never learn, right promise not to comment on the weather in my next post! So, blog started – tick! Actually writing a second post – tick! What’s

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