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As I am now well into the third trimester of my pregnancy, little junior is defiantly making its presence known. I’ve always loved my sleep but now I find I have to go to bed at least an hour earlier than usual in order to get enough – as I’m simply up that many times in the night! The baby is certainly a nifty little mover- it will give Louie Spence a run for his money in the high kicks stakes I tell you! I often feel a hand or foot protrude from my stomach. It’s also pressing heavily on my bladder so I’m always up for the toilet several times and then there’s the cramp! Ahhh! It feels like someone is bashing my legs constantly with little hammers and what with my bump being so big – I can’t even rub them properly without falling flat on my back again. Never mind, I’m sure this sleep deprivation is good practice for when the baby arrives. Robin and I are sure to have plenty of sleepless nights!

I’ve found that taking Cookie for an extra long walk and having a nice warm bath helps me feel sleepier and drift off quicker! I do love a hot bath… though as my midwife did say – we don’t want a boiled baby so I’ve had to tone those down a tad. Thankfully my bath has handles on it so as I get more whale-like in proportion, I need those to help me get out without pulling at the taps for dear life!

I mentioned last week that my parents had treated us to some nursery furniture – so this weekend we decided to assemble it. Flat pack furniture has never been my speciality but it took my husband and I a good two hours to erect the cot and changing table. The latter was very easy and all we need now is a lovely changing mat for it but the cots, particularly the side bars – were very tricky. Lets just say I will be happy if I never see an Allen key or any nuts and bolts again!

Pregnant women are notorious for their cravings and mine have only reared their head in the last few weeks. Citrus fruits are my ultimate indulgence; I could eat 3 or 4 large oranges in one sitting. I prepare pink grapefruit halves the night before for breakfast most days and I’m drinking gallons of orange juice! Surely this is a healthy thing as I have friends who craved strange things like strongly flavoured milkshakes, cheese strings and lots of chocolate so I don’t feel too bad about it. My local green grocer is very happy at least as I’m currently keeping him in business!

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NEXT have teamed up with Glamour Magzine for their 10th anniversary issue and created a one-off ‘GLAMOUR DRESS’ for summer. The dress, as modelled by Jameela Jamil, covers some of the season’s key trends, being pleated, one shouldered, and in a…

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If I had a pound every time someone said to me ‘enjoy it while it lasts because time flies’ when Fin was born I would be a rich woman today. But it is SO true. You spend all your time…

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Another hectic working week began on Monday as I attended the Professional Beauty Show 2011 exhibition at Excel London for the National Beauty Blogging Event. The exhibition itself was heaving with enthusiastic beauty students, stalls offering all sorts of beauty…

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Hoorah for Half Term!

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This half term was really memorable!  I don’t know why but I got all over excited about going away alone with my four children, thinking about it as if it was an adventure. I became all Enid Blyton about it…

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Now that London Fashion Week is over, check out our round-up of some of the best looks from each day of the AW/11 collections. Bold colours continue to be a key trend, with vivid shades of orange, red and blue seen…

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As another London Fashion Week draws to a close, there’s this sweet, sad, relieved end-of-school-term feeling in the air. I’m heading over to Somerset House now for Man Day as it’s been called (I used to call it Boy’s Day) but…

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Day 5 – the last of the women’s days for London Fashion Week (and then, there’s one day for the men, bless their cotton socks), was going to be a long one for me. And there was a ‘chance of…

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