Decluttering is going well. It's a veritable hive of activity here. We are just perfecting our codependent narcissism before we set the world on fire 💙🐾🎆 #decluttering #Apollo #germanshepherdlife #germanshepherdcuddles #codependentlydysfunctional #codependentnarcissism
Words cannot express my gratitude to God for you being mine @sophiearinde. My heart will always give Praises to God for the day He blessed me with you. Be assured of my love and blessings ever. My prayers for you may every good thing in life come your way. Above all always Put God first, if you do that you will never Go wrong. . . . #motherdaughter #familylove #happybirthday #blessingsandlove
O aniversário e sábado , mas quem tem umas amigas lindas ganha a surpresinha hoje com direito a presente 💝 😍😍😍😍, obrigado minhas lindas coração cheio de alegria por vocês fazerem parte da minha vida agradeço a Deus sempre , amo vocês muito obrigado
Exciting weather and exciting kind of work. Teamworking makes the dream work. I am always excited to work with the people like and care about. Would you like to be part of this awesome way of working? Please let me know. . . . #createthelifeyouwant #loveyourteam #loveyourwork #lovewhatyoudo
...I see this. I’m proud to be part of the Tribe. It’s not easy, because when you evolve into total love and peAce it makes living with the hell around you very hard. But we keep going because we also used to make shitty demonic choices...because we didn’t know. Now we are here to help share the love and educate and encourage so we can help end the animals hell forever. 🙏🏼❤️ #educate #consciousness #vegan #togetherness #speciesism #heavenonearth
Ahhhhmazing run this morning. Sooooo pleased with myself, my longest run ever.... 8.5kms! I feel like over the past week my running has improved a bit and I’ve finally crossed a barrier. I feel a little stronger through each run now and I feel I can keep going that little bit further, this is a huge relief after months of feeling like I wasn’t moving forward. I started running in Jan of this year and to get to 8.5kms now I’m delighted! I have literally NEVER run without a @nikerunning audio guided run and thank goodness for @coachbennett and all of the other @nike coaches that keep me moving and motivated with so many great topics and advice on the app. 🏃♀️ has really started to give me an outlet to offload some of the stress and anxiety in life. It was beautiful in my favourite park this morning too! @bushy.park 🍂 Over 11,000 steps before 10:30am, get in! Now to go and munch an enormous brunch! 😋 @nikerunning @nikesportswear @nikewomen @niketraining @ww @ww.uk @ww_lovewhatyoudo #runtodestress #runtolive #runtoinspire #running #runningmotivation #runningmums #mentalwellbeing #fitnessforwellbeing #fitness #fitmums #healthylifestyle #nikecoach #ownyourfitness #bethebestversionofyou #bethebestversionofyourself #fitnessandfood
Anyone else love a freshly brewed cuppa as much as we do? 🙋🏻♀️ . . WorkClub @ The Beech House is our latest & greatest space located outside of Central London in Hampton. ⚡️ . . Escape the fast-paced London streets for a day and tuck into this peaceful & tranquil #workspace . Bottoms up ☕️
It was chilly out, but glorious. I forgot about the deer 🦌 cull so couldn’t go in the park. Looks like this chap was spared, well for today at least. #bushyparkrun #bushyparkrunning #bushypark #deercull #runninginjuries #autumn #autumncolours #hamptoncourt #deerofinstagram
Hello! Here's a video of me demonstrating two of our absolutely gorgeous Little Peep-Through books- Are you there little elephant? And Are you there little fox? I've got a real soft spot for these books at the moment! Other titles in this series include Are you there little reindeer, tiger, bunny and unicorn? Please contact me if you'd like to order a copy!
I'm so excited to be able to share our new releases with you very soon! And also new offers that will be available from the end of this week!! I'll be giving you a sneaky peek later today! In the meantime I wanted to remind you of the new releases we've had in the Halloween fiction category for September and also a re release of an old classic which will be available from October! Please contact me to order a copy or if you fancy hosting a party in time for Christmas!!
I've got my hands on a very special book, this is part of our Peep Inside a Fairytale range of stories for 3+. I hope the quality of the illustrations and construction of the book speak for themselves here, I've added a link to the video where you can see the laser cut pages and I've put some more pics from my copy in the photos. Other titles in this range are Cinderella, Snow White, The Princess and the Pea, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Snow Queen and Little Red Riding Hood. (Front covers in last photos) Please pm me if you'd like to order a copy, they are priced at £9.99. https://youtu.be/MJyxMB7k8E8
The Usborne Big Book of Numbers! This is aimed at children of 3+ and I was wondering what all the fuss was about because yes it's strikingly illustrated, but Isabelle can already count fairly well so I didn't know if it would offer any longevity for her - so I ordered a copy to find out for myself! YES the illustrations are beautiful and fun for children, and the pages are large and sturdy (it's a harback board book), but the magic lies in what else it can offer children other than numbers!! On each page there are interesting and illustrated facts about each number from 1-12 and then an overview of bigger numbers. I've taken some photos for you to see! I can see us using this book for many years to come as Isabelle and Euan want to learn more about numbers and their associations, a new fave and no doubt I'll be buying this as a gift for some of my friends' children at some point! £9.99, give me a shout if you'd like to order a copy for your children or as a present.
Unsurprisingly our fab Halloween activity books have been super popular this year and many lines have already sold out! I've put together some offers on these sticker and activity books/cards that are definitely (currently!) In stock! I'll be putting in an order tomorrow so PM me if you'd like to take advantage of any of these offers! X
September 13th is the birthday of one of my absolute literacy heroes - Roald Dahl! Who is your favourite Roald Dahl character???? Every single story tapped into my imagination and caught me from the very first sentence to the very last word and after much deliberating mine has to be Mr Fox!! “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl.
The loo 🚽 poo 💩 and goo 🤮, what a trilogy! These books are a great trio if you are starting to potty train, and the poo and germs books are both funny and informative for children from age 3 to 5, and they have lots of flaps to reveal info which Isabelle LOVES! - I learnt a fair bit too!!! 🎉🎉I'm doing a special offer on these at the moment until the end of September, they are £7.99 each and I can offer any 2 for £12 or all three for £21 🎉🎉🎉 Why do we need a potty? Age 2+ What’s a potty for? How do I wee in my potty? When can I use a big toilet? This entertaining book is the perfect potty-training aid to help children move out of nappies… and into pants! With over 30 flaps to lift, gentle humour and easy-to-understand text on every page. What are germs? Age 3+ What are germs? How do they spread? And how do medicines help? Curious young children can take a closer look at those mischievous, microscopic bacteria and viruses in this fascinating introduction to germs and hygiene, with 30 flaps to lift and tips on hand-washing and staying healthy. What is poo? Age 3+ What is poo? Does everyone do it? And where does it all go? Children can lift the flaps to find the answers in this surprisingly charming book, and discover how much poo an elephant does, and what you can do with poo... There’s even a Who did these poos? quiz. A very informative little book!
Here's a Halloween activity which arrived for Isabelle today, a special new release of our Magic Painting series for Halloween! Recommended for age 5+ and individually priced at £5.99 these are great boredom busters that are mess free (!!!!!!) and lots of fun for little ones as they see the colours bring the beautiful images to life! They are great for taking on journeys, family visits and restaurants to keep little ones occupied! I cant wait to see the colours in this one, here are some sample pages!!!
Isabelle's internal calendar from now till the end of the year is "your birthday, BAT TIME, Jesus' birthday"! Halloween will soon be upon us so I'll be posting some of our fiction and activities for this time of year shortly. For September I'm offering 2 x 'That's not my ...' titles for £12.00. Individually priced at £6.99 each! The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness from 6 months +. In my delivery today I recieved some spooky editions for Euan that you can see below. Contact me to find out what other 'That's Not My' books we have to offer and order your copies!
"I am Merida! Firstborn descendant of clan DunBroch, and I'll be shootin' for my own hand!" Duncan and I ditched Peaky Blinders and Killing Eve last night and instead watched the Disney film Brave. Now here's a Disney princess I can back - no waiting around in a tower in a bewitched sleep waiting for a prince to come and rescue her!! Merida is headstrong, free spirited and understands that SHE alone has the power to change her fate! I'd highly recommend it, great soundtrack too! Usbourne have recently released Forgotten Fairy Tales of Brave and Brilliant girls whose characterful heroines more accurately reflect the world we live in now. Beautifully illustrated and in a hardback edition this would make an awesome christmas or birthday gift for boys and girls! Recommended age 7+ and priced at £12.99, see pics of inside for further guidance and PM me to order one!!
We have always encouraged Isabelle to understand where her food comes from (not the chicken dippers - even I can't fathom that!) and we are lucky enough to have a fab pick your own farm that we visit regularly for our fruit, veg and flowers - it's a great sunday morning activity, I'd highly recommend it! #garsonsesher We also have an allotment co-op with our friends and neighbours which the girls have enjoyed over the summer. It failed spectacularly this year and these carrots are about the only living thing that came out of it so we need to learn a few lessons!! I'm hoping that these books about growing food will encourage the girls to show us a thing or two about growing food!!!
Usborne are no one trick pony, with over 3000 titles the catalogue can be overwhelming so I'll be highlighting some great activity books over the coming weeks, please feel free to ask for activities that your smalls are into! Tonight it's our Look and Find books I have to show you. Recommended from age 4+ and priced at £9.99. These are colourfully illustrated hardback books with fun and whacky images to find - perfect for a rainy day, some quiet time or a journey and great to play together with your children. These also make great gifts and my bug loving nephew is getting one for xmas! Here are some deep dives into our most popular books and an overview of some other titles. Please contact me to order a copy!
Looking for a birthday or Christmas present??? This First Words book would make a fab gift! Recommended age 3 but use your judgement! £9.99 As much as possible I'd like to show you pages from inside books. Not only because they are utterly gorgeous but also because personally I find it hard to be sure a book is right for my children's age group until I see the words ans illustrations. Guidelines are just that, a guideline and they won't be fit for purpose for all children. Please let me know if you'd like to see inside any other titles.
Isabelle is fairly fearless - always wants to go on the biggest rides at the fair and is always throwing caution to the wind but she is scared of the dark! Yesterday in my delivery this absolutely gorgeous book arrived and I can't wait to read it with her. Here is an excerpt and some pics of the inside for you. What I can't capture are the intricate cut outs that bring the story to life! Age 3+ £12.99
I recently finished reading this Usborne Young Adults book Jemima Small Versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter. I found it a really witty and touching read dealing with the important issue of bullying that affects many of our young adults, and about building body confidence. Aimed at age group 11+ but I would also recommend it for adults of course! Paperback - £7.99 Jemima Small is funny and super smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she’s made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn’t know is how that can be true and yet she can still feel like nothing… or how being made to join the school’s “special” healthy lifestyle group - A.K.A Fat Club - could feel any less special, and make her question her dream of applying for her favourite TV quiz show. But she also knows that the biggest stars in the universe are the brightest. And maybe it’s her time to shine… A brilliantly funny and touching new novel exploring bullying, body confidence and, most importantly, learning how to be happy with who you are. Contact me if you'd like to order a copy.
It always touches me that despite condition checking/installing only one textile the Royal Academy still invite the textile conservation (me) to their opening night. Always such a great occasion and the Anthony Gormley Exhibition will be must. Thank you again RA. #textileconservation #RA #royalacademyofarts #anthonygormley #plasteronblanket #paintedtextiles #conditionchecking #artinstallation #RAopeningnight #privateview
After a miserable rainy day, I thought I’d make a true South African street food dish. Bunny Chow. Curry in a hollowed out loaf of bread. The curry is my own recipe. Chicken based, lots of chilli heat and a lovely sweet after taste from the fresh mango I put in there. #EonStyle #BunnyChow #SaffaFood #Lekker
New brands have been added this week. @makeupforeverofficial @beautysoclean_ @mudcosmetics @maccosmetics and @elfcosmetics . Your go to List for Sulfate, Vegan, Cruelty, Nut and or Gluten Free beauty. Also includes brands that are ‘ cruelty and vegan friendly’ but are sold in China ( they outsource the cruelty for legal reasons). Link in link tree profile. If you’ve any specific brand requests do let me know.
About a hundred years ago (well, 30) I did my Textiles degree at the West Surrey College of Art & Design - or @unicreativearts as it is now. Contemporaries will remember that most of my three years at Art College I had blue/black hands, the reason being I specialised in block printing and natural dyes, particularly indigo dying - so I spent half my life inhaling the luscious linseed smell of Lino as I cut my blocks, and the other half inhaling the noxious smell of an indigo vat! . So it was with much joy that I got to try my hand at indigo dying again after all these years, with my dear friend Susie at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Festival yesterday, thanks to the wonderful Tess of The Arty Crafty Place! . I’ve also bought a kit, so I can run a workshop of my own for you to enjoy! Do let me know if you’d like to sign up. @thehandmadefestival @kirstiemallsopp @theartycraftyplace #indigo #naturaldye #naturaldyes #textiles #tiedye #shibori #workshop #thehandmadefestival2019
Just daze to go! 39.5 weeks. Super strong fit healthy Mama (except for the blinkin’ broken foot...compliments of stretchy hormonal ankles preparing for birth 🙈)...slightly shy post for me but wanted to show that a vegan mama with 2 vegan daughters (and one more lil gal waiting to pop)...is fullPOWER. As a vegan family we dodge the seasonal colds, the bugs that saturate our schools and workplaces...we don’t take antibiotics or consume them hidden in our foods. We are all loving peAceFUL warriors striving every day to save our future and to drench the world in loving light! Join us it’s the best place to be 🥰🌱💚🌈 ♻️ 🌎 🐮 🐷 🐔 🐶 🐱 🦊🐘 🦁 #veganmother #veganfamily #veganpregnancy #vegan #lightworkers #peace #love #hope #climatecrisis #pig #cow #beef #pork
Motivation on Monday.... it took me a long time to understand and actually put this one in to action, and I’m still struggling but I certainly do more for myself than I used to and most importantly, I try to give myself some me time. So do it, you’re worth it! @ww @ww.uk @ww_lovewhatyoudo @motivation_mondays #motivationalquotes #motivation #wellbeing #healthymind #healthymindandbody #healthyweightloss #healthylifestyle #mentalwellbeing #mums #mumtime
As many of my followers know, I use a lot of #vintage #cutlery to make #quirky #hooks or #windchimes from... so it was a real pleasure to come across the lovely @simon_says_fork_out at @kirstiemallsopp @thehandmadefestival today! Lovely #jewellery and other creations, lovingly #repurposed from #antique #spoons and #forks - beautiful! . #preloved #reloved #madeupinteriors #reducereuserecycle #upcycled #repurposed #thehandmadefestival #kirstieallsoppthehandmadefestival
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