Hate football, love shoes

Three Years & Home
If there’s one plus point from all the football that’s been on TV recently, it’s that my husband has been so distracted that I’ve been able to while away my evenings browsing the internet and indulging in a fair amount of online shopping.

Luckily, just as I was in danger of having my credit card taken off me, JD Williams jumped in and asked if I’d like to select myself a gift from their website (I know … a blogger’s life is often a tough one … woe is me). The catch? It had to be something inspired by one of the teams taking part in that ball-kicking tournament.

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Sunday is …

River Dee Chester
Sunday is … an idyllic morning spent in Chester, wandering along the river, marvelling at the bluest of skies, choosing which of the riverside cafés to have a delicious cup of coffee in, and watching the boys laugh and run along the cobblestones jostling to be first on the beloved swings in the nearby park.

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Difrax S-Bottle warmer review

Difrax S-bottle warmer
If you read my review of the amazing Difrax BtoB breast pump, you might recall that I’ve also been putting the S-bottle warmer to the test too. I love new gadgets, and while I prefer ones that are more entertainment related, the S-bottle warmer is still pretty cool. And as it received the Red Dot Award for Product Design, it seems that I’m not alone in thinking that.

Let me tell you a little more about it.

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CaféPod clever coffee capsules

CaféPod Review
My boys are rarely quiet and almost never still. These days, it’s rare for me to be able to wake up of my own accord and as soon as I hear a little voice (or two little voices) shout ‘MAMA’, I’m expected to be up, cheery and able to answer all manner of questions and respond to an untold amount of requests. It can be pretty exhausting, especially for someone who’s not that responsive first thing in the morning.

However, there’s a little magical period of time in the middle of the afternoon when my youngest is having his nap and my eldest a little bit of quiet time with a cartoon, colouring or a book. It’s a time when I can sit down for five minutes and put my feet up with a delicious cup of coffee. It’s almost become a ritual. My afternoon coffee moment. A time to recharge and take stock.

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