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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cornish Rex Loving - The Gallery

It's not like I need an excuse to pimp photographs of my beautiful, beloved Cornish Rex cats but as the theme for this week's The Gallery is animals, what's a girl to do?

We are already on week 2 of the kids summer holiday and we've all but moved in to our beautiful SoulPad bell tent. We've spent more nights sleeping in the garden than we have in the house and I'm not just talking about the girls and I. We have another bell tent lover... meet camping cat.

Cornish Rex Sleeping

Cheryl LOVES camping!

She knocks on the tent door at about 11pm and in she comes.... snuggles down and is sparko till around 10am the next morning. 


I wish she could come to Camp Bestival with us because she doubles as a rather good hot water bottle!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

SoulPad And The Great Outdoors

I'm not really much of an outdoors type. In fact I can be generally be found chained to one Mac or another and fully immersed in the land of social media that I inhabit for increasingly lengthy periods of my life. I realise that makes me sound like a total loser, but it is my job and it takes over...

The kids break up from school at the end of this week and I'm determined to get out and about with them much more this summer. I'm not quite sure where this year has gone. It sped past without me even blinking.

We have Camp Bestival to look forward to at the end of this month and in preparation for our big adventure we have a new addition to the family, in the form of the most beautiful tent in the world ever.

SoulPal 5000 ease Bell Tent

We collected her on Friday evening and immediately pitched her in the garden. She is huge, beautiful, epic even. The girls and I styled the interior and moved in.

Last night it rained cats and dogs and we lay there listening to the raindrops bouncing off the canvas, not a computer or electronic device in sight. It was blissful.

By day, I've been squirrelling away to get through my workload, so that I can switch off and take some time out, and I'm loving it. Loving being out in the fresh air, loving being with my girls, loving giggling away, loving snuggling up with Cheryl and Purdy, who have also decided to channel their inner camping spirit. 

A perfect start, to what I am going to make, a perfect Summer with my (not so) little people.


My beautiful tent is the SoulPad 5000-ease. I wasn't sent it for free, or asked to write about it. I'm simply doing so because I LOVE IT!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Zatchels Satchel

I had a little flutter in the Zatchels Satchel flash sale at the weekend... Be still my satchel loving heart...
I give you my new...

Candy Turquoise Cracked Metallic Satchel




It's so stunningly beautiful in the bright sunshine that my photo really doesn't do it justice. 

The Zatchels flash sales are always epic. I paid under £40 for this beautiful bag, handmade in my own fair city. If you don't already subscribe to their newsletter, I suggest you do so right away so that you don't miss out next time! www.zatchels.com

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Camp Bestival 2014

I have to admit that I came pretty late to the family festival thing. I blame having three kids in three years and running on empty for more more years than I care to remember, but now that I'm in the midst of a teenage parenting haze I really look forward to the summer festival season. It's quickly become our summer focus and this year we are really excited to be heading to Camp Bestival as official bloggers.

Camp Bestival 2014

Camp Bestival Fun

We LOVED Camp Bestival last year but this year is going to blow the house down. The line up is epic. Well it is for me, because Johnny Marr is playing and although I've seen Morrissey live loads of times, I've never seen Johnny. 
Although, he's all I need to make this weekend legendary, there's also Basement Jaxx, De La Soul and Sinead O'Connor to look forward to!

Over in the DJ area I'll be regressing back to my pre The Smiths love with Boy George rocking out a set. On top of that there's shed loads to keep kids of all ages entertained. From Mr Tumble to Horrible Histories and everything in between, including a new dedicated teen area (Biba will be reporting live from there).

Camp Bestival Line Up


A limited number of day tickets are available but for the true Camp Bestival experience you really need to rock up with your kids, your tent, your sleeping bags and your party hat firmly in place.

Camp Bestival, Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August, Lulworth Castle Dorset.

Be there, or lose out....




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