On these cold winter days, I love looking back on summer pictures. They bring a little sunshine and warmth into these gloomy grey days. I know this one is black and white (so not so bright and sunny) but it’s one of my favourites. Wish I was there now!

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Last Sunday, the sun came out to play and we headed out to Box Hill, in Surrey with Miss Marnie from MamasVIB. Box Hill has long been one of our favourite nearby beauty spots but it now offers even more opportunities for outdoor fun with a new ‘Play Natural Trail’! This circular trail starts and ends at the top of the hill, close to the shop and café, where we managed to park and pick up a free trail map to help us find our way round.

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The fun trail includes a series of stop-off points, where the kids (big and small) can play in wooden shelters, climb bridges, jump across stepping stumps, swing on ropes and balance on logs. Everything on the trail has been made from natural materials and has been built to withstand some serious ‘hard play’. We really enjoyed the trail, the girls excitedly ran from one attraction to another and spent time climbing, stepping and playing at each stop. The trail took us (with all our playing) around 90mins. We then spent some time relaxing, playing and rolling on ‘the hill’.

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As you can see we had a fun day out! The trail and the views are free (although there is a charge of £4 for parking as it’s part of the National Trust), which means it was also a very cheap day out. We will be back soon to enjoy another day on the hill – looking down on the beautiful Surrey Downs.

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Have you ever noticed that your dress sense/ style seems to change while you’re away on holiday? I realised this as I was looking through our recent holiday pictures. I have what I call my ‘holiday dresses’ that I only seem to wear when I’m away. I’m not sure why this is, as I really like these dresses but for some reason don’t have the confidence to wear them in the UK, as they’re slightly more revealing or loose.

My holiday style mainly consists of a sun hat (again… which I never wear in the UK, even on the hottest days), a pair of dark sun glasses, flat sandals (a must for running after my girls) and a cool, loose slip dress…

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Shop the look…

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1. Topshop dress £38

2. Monsoon hat £15

3. Ralph Lauren Glasses £111

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As the evenings will now inevitably start drawing in, there is one thing I’m looking forward to more than anything else… and that’s my pyjamas! I am a total sucker for a pair of satin pyjamas but don’t tend to wear them as much during the summer months, usually opting for a light cotton nightdress or vest, if it’s a really hot night!

My idea of the perfect wintery night in involves a sofa, a good film, a blanket and a pair of comfy pyjamas – bliss! In my working days (not that being a SAHM is not working, by the way!) I used get in from work and literally jump straight into my pyjamas before doing anything else. It felt like such a release and the clothing equivalent of a big, reassuring hug. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way! My pyjama heroes have to be these holy trinity of the pyjama world; Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (of course!), Audrey Tautou in the iconic Chanel advert and wait for it (guilty pleasure time) the new pyjama queen herself, Kourtney Kardashian – who seems so spend most of her time in a pair of satin pyjamas.

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Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany

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Audrey Tautou in the iconic Chanel advert

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The new pyjama queen Kourtney Kardashian

Not only do I love lounging around in my pyjamas, although I wouldn’t go out in them! They’re also one of my favourite things to shop for and are always on my Christmas list. Here are my current top picks from the new Rosie for Autograph range at Marks & Spencer

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Luxurious Satin Revere Pyjamas £35

 

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Luxurious Satin Revere Pyjamas £35

 

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Luxurious Satin Revere Pyjamas £35

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If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have already seen a few of these shots but I thought I’d collect them together is this special little post.

This is the story of two little flower girls, one named Lili and the other named Poppy. They love picking wild flowers and sharing stories of fairies and elves. One day they played in the most beautiful of gardens…

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