Shared Parental Leave | Hello! Hooray!
Our experience of Shared Parental Leave

When we found out that we were expecting our first baby, we decided that I wouldn’t write posts about Little One on my blog. We both felt that we didn’t want photos online, and I wasn’t really keen for this to become a Mummy blog when there are so many great ones out there already! But we decided to make an exception with this post to tell you all about our experience of Shared Parental Leave. We don’t know anyone else who has done it and when we tell other people about it, it seems like a lot of people don’t realise that it’s an option. The whole experience has been so positive for us that we wanted to share our experiences, explain how it works and point you in the direction of some useful resources if you’re thinking that you might want to share your leave.  Read More

Creativity takes courage | Hello! Hooray!
Creativity takes courage

Sometimes, I think too much. I’ve had one of those days today and my mind has been wandering a bit – some of it good, some of it not so good! But then I remembered something that one of my friends posted on Facebook this week and it reminded me of the quote ‘creativity takes courage’. Read More

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A longer than expected blog holiday

Hello everyone! Long time no see…and I’m really sorry about that! Back in September I decided to have a little blog holiday as we were getting lots of house things done and we hadn’t had a good break in a long while. Aaaand a few months later, here I am again! It was a longer than expected blog holiday, but that’s ok 🙂 Read More

Decluttering | Hello! Hooray!
Decluttering

As much as I have put off admitting this over the past few years, it is now time for a declutter at home. Such is the level of decluttering required, it will no doubt be known in the future as ‘The Great Declutter of 2015’ – but it really will be worth it! Naturally, most of the aforementioned clutter belongs to me…I have this ability to keep things ‘just in case –  it’s sure to come in handy’. And inevitably it doesn’t. So now is the time and we are both ready to do this (yes, Tom has his own clutter too – he just pretends that it’s all mine!).  Read More

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What we learnt from our kitchen renovation

Our kitchen renovation is undoubtedly the biggest project we have ever undertaken, but it is one of the best things that we have ever done! We learnt such a lot during the process and I want to share some of the tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way for any of you who are planning to do something similar. This is by no means an exhaustive list – feel free to add any of your own points in the comments box below if you wish!  Read More