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Unisex Babywear – Matalan Baby

**[Gifted-Ad]: Matalan kindly gifted me some baby clothes, which I’ve decided to photograph and write about as I’ve shopped at Matalan for years, but didn’t realise they did such lovely baby clothes. So thought I’d share…**

When we had our daughter 3.5 years ago, we didn’t know whether we were having a boy or a girl and being the forward-thinking, progressive mother than I am, swore that I’d only dress my baby in unisex babywear either way. The whole pink/blue thing was old-fashioned to me. I myself, have never been a fan of pink clothes and I enjoyed picking out lots of grey, yellow and white unisex babywear.

Now obviously, when we had a girl, we were inundated with little dresses (often pink) and less gender-neutral baby attire. And of course we loved these just as much as the unisex items we’d chosen ourselves. I mean a little baby girl in a cute dress is just too much! However, of course our personal style comes through when we shop for our kids doesn’t it? I see myself as a feminine woman but not a “girly-girl” when it comes to my personal style – I love wearing dresses, but can mostly be found in jeans, jumpers and UGG boots/flats. So our daughter’s wardrobe probably reflected my own (and I love a bit of twinning!). There have been more than a few occasions where I purchased clothes for her thinking that our next baby would be able to wear them too, boy or girl.

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Guided Meditation in Manchester – Cacao Ceremony

[PLEASE NOTE: THIS EXPERIENCE WAS GIFTED BUT THIS IN NO WAY INFLUENCES WHAT I’M ABOUT TO WRITE NEXT…]

The cynic in me never thought I’d be attending a Cacao Ceremony (of course, I’d never even heard of one) and experiencing a guided meditation in Manchester (or technically the outskirts in Alderley Edge) – but I am so glad I did and here’s why…Continue reading

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2019 Goal Setting – Personal and Business

I’ve been thinking about my 2019 Goal Setting for well over a month now but will admit, I haven’t put pen to paper just yet. Mainly because I’ve not a spare moment of time, but also because I’ve felt like there was still a lot “up in the air”. I’ve felt in limbo for a couple of a months, questioning absolutely everything, particularly the juggle of motherhood and a start-up business.

I wonder if it’s the inevitable end-of-year slump, you know, when you dwell on the things you’ve not achieved or managed to do that year, instead of all the things you have actually achieved! I definitely fell victim to that last month – all I could focus on was the stuff I hadn’t done. In fact, it was only when I sat in the car on New Year’s Eve, on the drive back from London and started to high-light my year on Insta-stories that I realised just how much I had achieved…Continue reading

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