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How do you sleep?

Image via Cup of Jo
Our bedroom is in the attic.  Low ceilings, required a low bed.  We bought a cheap one from Ikea years ago, when we vacated the master bedroom and gave it to our growing sons.  The bed is ok. Does what it needs to do. But it is without a headboard.

I know there is a huge trend at the moment for no headboards.  Masses of messy pillows and cushions adorn unmade beds in photo shoots. BUT I love Jo's bed.  I love the pillows all neatly stacked against that big mustard coloured squishy headboard.  I can imagine sitting there reading a book, with a glass of wine next to me.  Or curled up with the kids reading Harry Potter.  It's a grown up bed and I want to be grown up!

Yes, I want that bed.  Headboard, lights, pillows, bison... et al.

How about you, do you have a headboard?

This post was written in association with Carpet Right.  All words are my own.

Sponsor us for April...


You probably have noticed the wonderful people who are kindly advertising on Littlegreenshed for March.  Such brilliant independent shops, businesses, artists and craftspeople.  Each one of them I admire and adore what they do.

If you are looking to give your business a 'voice' and reach out to a wider audience, then please do get in touch.  I have a few spaces left for April and on going into the summer too.  Prices are reasonable and I have two sizes of ad's to suit all budgets. 

Email me on:  Loulittlegreenshed(at)gmail.com for a copy of my current media kit.

I look forward to hearing from you!

The sofa - our family island...


Our sofa, much like all families, is our island.  Our place to sit together, to hug, relax and be.  There we tell stories, admit secrets, play lego, recuperate from illnesses, snuggle with popcorn, work, and be still.  The sofa can be a boat sailing on the seven seas, a plane, a hideout from zombies.  A place to rest after a hard day, to watch movies and sleep.

The sofa takes a battering, daily.  Spills are mopped, toast crumbs swept, and cushions plumped.  Our sofa is old.  We got it 5 years ago, a lucky freecycle find.  Originally from Ikea it fits our home, just. (I won't go into the details of half the door frame coming out to fit it into the lounge!).  As much as I love it, I think it's time to upgrade.  To something a little more stylish.  The boys are getting older and hopefully more responsible in their actions (although I do find my cushions chewed and thrown on the floor daily!).

I've been looking around and came across Willow and Hall.   A small British company making beautiful sofas by hand.  I am thinking of getting one of their sofa beds, to encourage friends and relatives to visit more.  I particularly love the Elmley Sofa, the only problem is choosing the fabric.  I veer from grey linen to teal velvet and back again. It's a decision I cannot make!!


 What do you think?  Linen or velvet? Help!

This post was written in association with Willow&Hall

Decorating for Christmas...

Image via Notcutts
This Sunday it is the start of Advent, the calendar will go up and from then onwards Christmas is a series of traditional and magical events.  Every year I can't resist treating the home to a new Christmas bauble, garland or candlestick,  it's part of the magic, choosing a new Christmas decoration.  In next coming weeks, little bits and bobs will make an appearance.  Like greenery and the odd bauble or two.  But, I like to wait til the middle of December til I fully go wild.  

I love the idea of a gradual change of home furnishings.  The addition of lights is a must, as are throws, and candles.  Today I hauled 12 large sacks of wood into our dining room and filled the empty fire place with them.  It instantly feels like Christmas, they are there for both aesthetic reasons and our winter fuel.

Oh yes - Christmas is nearly here, and I love it!

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Decorating for Christmas / Winter...

Christmas lights & antlers - www.littlegreenshed.blogspot.co.uk
Image via Pinterest
With just over a month til the big day, I am thinking of decorating the home.  You might remember my post about it last year, I can't 'officially' decorate until after the 14th December (Dan's Birthday) - so the tree, and major Christmas elving will happen then.

But for now I am trying to bring light into the home, a little Winter makeover to cosy the place up.  I love this image above.  Stag antlers, festooned with fairy lights.  In past years I've tried to source a set of antlers of my own, but the price is way outta my league, and for the rest of the year they might look out of place in my house.

So, I've been searching around for an alternative and discovered this brilliant cardboard stag head from Uncommon Goods.  Uncommon Goods is a Brooklyn based company with a great range of Christmas gift ideas. I am thinking that the cardboard stag head, draped in glowing lights will look pretty cute in the boys bedroom and can then be packed away in the Christmas box until next year. Perfect teamed with a couple of these little ply snowflake too!.

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little shed...



Yesterday I received a phone call from the allotment site chief, saying our little shed has had it's door pulled off and the inside looks ransacked.
I thanked her for letting me know - but actually it was left in that state the last time we were there!  We don't keep anything of any value in there, all tools come home, the only thing would be a load of canes, string and a broken parasol.
But the bad thing is - my little shed has lost it's door.  She said it was broken up badly as the vandals had kicked it in.
I think we are going to have to fork out (like my allotment pun!) for a new one.  Wooden sheds aren't the cheapest of things, but hey ho, we do need to have some where to store our gardening junk and importantly to shelter from the rain & have a brew.
And yes, I shall paint it green again.

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A room of my own...

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When Dan and I moved into the house we live in now, it was the first home we ever owned. A place to call our own (not going to mention the massive mortgage!).
It was a complete wreck, the previous owners loved purple, swirly carpet and artex ceilings - yep it was a 'changing rooms' disaster zone.
We slowly began to gut this little Victorian Terrace, starting with the bathroom, lounge and bedroom.  Add the to chaos of building work, 5 weeks later I gave birth to Charlie.

Work stopped.

We lived in the badly decorated home, no carpets, a kitchen without a single drawer?!  But it was cool, we had our home and we had our baby.  Charlie grew and when he was 8 months we moved him into his newly decorated nursery in the box room.  Life started to get back to 'normal', renovations resumed, tackling the dining room and kitchen.

Within in months I was pregnant again with Rufus.  Our home improvements took a more urgent turn. Another child - oh my where is it going to sleep?  So we knocked through the kitchen/dining room and converted the loft.  

A 20 month old toddler, an 8 month pregnant mum and an exhausted Dad.

TIRED!

But, at the end of all this.  Dan and I have a lovely little home and two boys who now share our old bedroom at the front of the house and we have escaped to the loft.

Oh yes!  In the evening when all is quiet, we can retreat up two flights of stairs to our little piece of heaven.  Our space is sparsely decorated, white, wood floors and large VELUX® windows.  Dan chose the largest VELUX® windows we could afford to let maxium light in.  We can lie on our bed at night and stare at the stars, or close the VELUX UK blinds and listen to the rain gently tapping on the windows.  

The only downside is sometimes the hot air balloons fly over our house and once or twice the people in the basket have had a good view of me getting dressed!  ahem!

Yep - our loft room is ace.  Where do you go to escape?
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Mothers Day...

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It's Mother's Day in the UK this Sunday.  It comes round quickly doesn't it?

I seem to spend most of my time looking at lovely gifts for my own Mum, forgetting that I am also a Mother too.  I think it is because my boys are too little to actually go out and buy me something themselves (although that is no excuse as their Daddy could do it with them).  I will be happy with a hand made card, a cup of tea in bed and a good cuddle.  Saying all that, I will be self gifting myself something though!  I am so worth that!

My local Florist is incredible.  Daily on the school run I am seduced by small bouquets of pastel hued hydrangeas tied up with twine and jam jars filled with the happy colours of ranunculus grace the corner on my local high street.  The sun always seems to shine there, those nodding daffs waving hi as I pass.  Yes I will most definitely be treating myself to a some floral treats this weekend.



My own mum will be staying with my Nan on Mother's Day for the weekend, a good few hours away.  So I am thinking of sending them both something via parcelforce.  My mum and Nana both love plants and gardening.  The highlight of the gardening year is a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in May.  So with this in mind I have bought them both a pack of sweet pea seeds, pretty slate name tags to mark rows of seeds in the soil and both a garden diary to record what has been planted and where.  A pair of gardening gloves and a new trowel each.  I've packaged them up in a little baskets, which I found at the flea market the other weekend.  Altogether a lovely little gift for gardening lovers!

I chose Parcelforce as it worked out much cheaper than using normal postal services, and they will collect directly from my door without me having to queue for ages in the post office.  Perfect!

What are you planning to buy your mother for this Sunday?
Or do you self gift?  Please tell me it's not just me!
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Dreaming of setting up camp...


Image via here
As the weather is finally warming up (I actually wore my sandals out today!), I am dreaming of camping holidays and cooking over an open fire.
Last year when on holiday in Cornwall we had most meals on the beach.  A little barbecue, cooking asparagus spears wrapped in pancetta, corn on the cob and sausages... yum!

This year we are most definitely off camping again, possibly trying to get away abroad.  France maybe, now that would be an adventure!  I cannot wait.  I love the smell of woodsmoke and hearing my kids running wild around the tents.. (maybe my neighbours don't but I do!).

I've been looking at some recipes on-line and this one looks delicious, quick and easy.  I need to   cook  something that my boys will devour with gusto!

Campfire Fried Eggs with Potato & Bacon Hash

serves 4

Ingredients:

1lb of potatoes
8 oz of sliced bacon
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
8 large eggs
3 spring onions, chopped

Directions:

1. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender, drain.
2. Cook bacon in a cast-iron skillet over a campfire or on a medium-high heat on a camping stove, turning occasionally until crisp.  Remove bacon, let cool slightly and crumble.
3.  Add potatoes to the skillet, lightly smash using the back of a spoon and cook until just starting to brown.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir crumbled bacon into the potatoes.  Push the hash to one side of the skillet.
4. Working in batches, and adding oil if needed, crack 2 eggs into skillet, season with salt and pepper and cook until desired.  Stir in the spring onions into the hash.
5. Serve eggs with hash.

Recipe via here.

Enjoy!

What recipes do you love to cook over the camp fire?
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Longleat to meet Father Christmas...















I had always thought that Longleat Safari Park was a place to visit in the summer, or at least in warmer times of the year.  But when I was kindly given tickets to visit by Moneysupermarket  to review as one of Britain's best days out... I jumped at the chance.

After looking through what was on over the Christmas period, my excitement grew.  A chance to ride a steam train to meet Father Christmas!  My two sons will flip with joy at the sight.

So just 3 days before Christmas... we set off early to Wiltshire.

As we arrived the sun just started to shine. The long road snaking down the hillside towards the big house, gave us sneaky views of golden lions on large gates, a giant Christmas Tree and an Ice Rink. We opted to experience the Safari before the Christmas delights at the Mansion House.  

We travelled up through woodland and came out to the top of the hillside.  Stretching down before us we could see small dots of animals. From the back seat there was squeals of 'I can see a Giraffe' or 'Is that a Rhino?', their excitement was infectious.  We started from the top, and after a quick loo stop, we drove through the enclosures of the Giraffes, Zebra's and Rhino's.  And then on to the Monkey enclosure.


Please excuse the high pitched squeals.  Yep - one of our family highlights!  The little blighters. You can opt out of the Monkey enclosure if you don't want to risk your aerial!

Then forward... into Big Cat territory.  Rufus, my youngest is a big cat fan.  He sleeps every night with his toy tiger 'Tigey' which he had on our first family visit to Longleat 3 years ago.  Tigey had come with this time to return to his homeland and say hi to his fellow Tigers.

We really didn't expect to see the Tigers so close.  I thought they would be lounging in their huts.. sleeping.  Happily, no.  They were prowling around, a huge beast crossed the road within metres of us.  It was breathtaking.  Paws the size of dinner plates.  At this point my boys were hushed in the awe of such a gorgeous creature.

We followed the road on into the lion's area.  When suddenly we came to a stop.  Two lionesses bounded across the road, quickly followed a by a line of tiny lion cubs. We all squealed with delight! Nine leaping, lion cubs (could be part of the 12 days of Christmas?).. snuffled, climbed and played amongst the trees.

The Safari was such a delight, much excitement and wonder.  It truly didn't disappoint. It really didn't matter that we were on a day out in December, the sun was bright, and most of the Safari was spent in the warmth of the car.

On to the house for a date with the man in red.  I had already bought tickets quite easily via the Longleat website, using their on-line booking system.  I had printed off the tickets at home, and advised them of the ages and names of my boys before they arrived to meet Father Christmas.  

We arrived at the train station in good time.  Everywhere was bedecked with garlands and baubles. Christmas music was playing.  We boarded the Santa Express, a small red steam train with beautiful bright yellow carriages. As the train set off, past the lake, we could see the Sea Lions jumping up around the paddle steamer.

Rounding the corner we gasped at the sight - a winter wonderland.  Snow!  As the train pulled into stop, we could see an avenue of fir trees and lanterns, marking the way through the snow covered woodland.  We jumped out of the carriage and ran up the path.  Past the Elves and on to the little wooden cabin at the end.  Hesitantly Rufus knocked on the snow covered door... it creaked open and a smiling elf stood there.

'What's your name?' she asked.  
'Rufus' he replied
'Well you better come in and meet him' she said.

We stepped through the door.  The warm glow of a real roaring fire lit up the faces of the elves and there sat beside the fireplace was Father Christmas in his long red coat and black boots.  Father Christmas asked the boys if they had been good, and said he knew they had done well at school and were kind to their friends.  He then gave them gifts with their names on, and wished us a very Merry Christmas.

It was truly magical.  Snow covered Lapland had come to Longleat.  He had even bought six of his reindeer too.  We waited by the steam train until all of the passengers had in turn seen Father Christmas.. when his last visitor had been, he walked down to the train to wave us all off.  A really lovely touch.

Back at the house, we visited the Jungle Kingdom and the Adventure Castle.  We feasted on mince pies and drank mulled wine.  Watched the ice skating and listened to the singing Christmas tree.

There really is so much to see at Christmas time in Longleat.  Next year I might book to see the Pantomime too.  

Thank you Tots 100 and Moneysupermarket for giving us such a magical family adventure.
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Welcome Sponsor - Orla Kiely for Uniqlo


Hi there!
I'd just like to introduce my latest sponsor.  Uniqlo.
I am loving the latest designer range by Orla Kiely.  Her clothes, like her homewares, are gorgeous!  This new range at Uniqlo has all the Orla Kiely design but at an affordable price, perfect for my pocket!
This past season we have seen lovely tunics and dresses.  But recently Uniqlo has launched HEATTECH which feature Orla's iconic prints.

I cannot stand being cold.  Especially on the school run. I want to pick up my boys with a smile, rather be gloomy and freezing.  This where I think thermal's are a must.  And if I can buy stylish thermals, ALL the better!

Uniqlo has for a limited time 10% off all Orla Kiely Heattech products.  I am going to get this one!

Head on over to shop, by clicking on the badge in the sidebar.
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The best part of the day..



The best part of the day for me (other than seeing my boys smiling face in the playground at pick up)... is my first cup of tea upon waking.

I love tea.

I love the ritual.

The boiling of the water, the wait, the steam billowing up in the morning sunshine, the selection of your favourite mug, choosing which tea to have, the pour of the water, the timed brew, the sip...

ah ... that first sip.  It's bliss isn't it?

Nothing beats the relaxing therapy of tea... many a catastrophe, conversation, or story has been told over a good old cuppa.  My favourite all time favourite tipple is green tea.  I adore it.  High in anti-oxidants, good for my health and my skin.  It tastes so good, I dive in with every sip - it's comforting to me.

Just recently, I have tried fruit teas and herbal teas - with my attempt to live a more calmer, cleaner life.  One that is fuelled by my own energy and not relying on caffeine to help me get through!

Twinings have a wonderful range of herbal and fruit teas.  At the moment I am drinking their Morning Detox tea... a mix of Milk Thistle, tangy lemon rind, honey scented lime flowers and zesty lemon verbena.  It's bright and refreshing.  A perfect morning wake up.

What tea do you drink?
Are you tea bag dunker or a loose leaf tea potter?
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Urbanara - Christmas Gift Guide


I was recently approached by the lovely team at Urbanara to compile a little Christmas Gift Guide.
Me shopping - oh yes!
If you haven't been to the gorgeous on-line store Urbanara I suggest you spend some time there.  Beautifully collected items that suit all budgets and will be perfect in your home.

Here is what Urbanara have to say:

AT URBANARA, OUR ETHOS IS SIMPLE. WE PROVIDE THE WORLD WITH BEAUTIFUL, HIGH-QUALITY HOMEWARES, WITHOUT THE SKY-HIGH PRICE TAG. MADE WITH LOVE. DIRECT  TO YOU.

With offices in Shanghai and Berlin, our product scouts scour the globe to find new products, made from the finest materials at their real price. We work with strong, experienced suppliers from Peru to South Africa, from Mongolia to Denmark and we are constantly adding our new finds to the website.

I love the idea of quality homewares from across the globe without the over inflated price tag - and more money going to the producers.

So my little Gift guide above:

1. Renuka Door Mat £29.00
4. Comrie Blanket £49.00
6. Ambato Scarf £25.00
7. Gotland Throw £79.00

Such gorgeous stuff!  Dan if you are reading - BIG hints.
Go check out Urbanara.co.uk
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Autumn finds...








Hello all!
I was recently asked to take part, with other bloggers, in the Most Wanted Autumn Home Styling Challenge.  I had to find beautiful items to cosy  up the home for Autumn, without the need for redecorating.  Each must be around £80. Who am I to turn down a chance to window shop!?  So here are my finds... cosy eh?

1. Fur Neil Print from The Pippa and Ike Show. 2. Fox Cushion from Donna Wilson. 3. My Teapot from Howkapow. 4. Washi Tray from Mrs Eliot Books. 5. Industry pendant from Habitat  6. Home is whereever I'm with you Print by TuesdayMourning  7. Ludde Sheepskin Rug from Ikea  8. Wool blanket from Marmarco (I would have the grey one!).
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Sponsor deal - buy November and get December half price!




Hello!
Happy November!
Yesterday was Halloween - how was yours?
Good I hope...
Ours was super great - a spooky party in the woods with friends, pumpkin lanterns, hot dogs and spooky stories.  It was wonderful.  The only rubbish bit was that my camera failed to record any photo I took. I am absolutely gutted!!  I need a new memory card I think - I hope so, otherwise it's going to be an expensive replacement!

Anyway... today is the 1st of November.
So it's time to talk about Sponsors.

I have set up 4 new ad spaces.  If you hop over to the sponsors page you can have a look.
I've done a little package for you -

buy November and get December for HALF PRICE!

Cool eh?
Perfect for the run up to Christmas.
If you have a shop, running a market stall, an e-course or just want to give your blog some more readership, this could be a great opportunity to advertise during the busiest time of the year!

You can join at any point during November and your ad will run for 60 days from that point (if you choose the above package - or 30 days from point of joining on the single month ad's).

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Facebook page: 340
Instagram: 393 followers
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Blog page views: 16,000 per month
Page views daily: 700

With a readership worldwide - top countries are UK, USA, Australia, France.

I do hope you like these little packages!
I'd love to have you on board!
Come and join the party!
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Warming clothes for adventuring...




After spending last Saturday in the woods, I came to realise even more our love of adventuring.
As a family we are happiest romping through woodlands, visiting National Trust properties or walking on deserted beaches in the winter. 
One thing that did bother me was not having clothing that was practical, warm and stylish too.  My old knackered sweatshirt just made me feel depressed and dowdy, I could really do with something that is just for my days outdoors. But where do I get one?
There are plenty of outdoorsy shops around selling fleeces but they tend to make my hair static and fleece isn't the most beautiful of clothing is it!. I need to look into somewhere that sells womens hoodies that is stylish and doesn't cost the earth.
Howies has a great range.  As does Joules.  I want warmth, comfort, style and low cost.
Any suggestions?
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dreaming of life on water..







I've been thinking of holidays for next year.  Need to start saving some pennies!  
Since Rufus has started school and the realisation that I only have weekends and holidays with my kids, makes it all the more important to me to have great school holiday adventures.

Being in Bristol you can't help being seduced by the docks.  There are many a canal boat moored along it's walls.  Some are there permanently as house boats and others are sailed in under the Clifton Suspension Bridge or from the East via the canals.

My boys have always wondered what it must be like to sail away on one.   So I've been thinking of going on a canal boat holiday.  Both boys can swim, they would have to wear life jackets.  But a short break around the Stratford on Avon canals might be wonderful.

When I was 12.  My parents hired a canal boat for a week during the summer holidays.  And we sailed the Thames.  Starting in Oxford and on down to Reading.  I remember helping with the locks, lounging on deck and watching the world go by.  It was bliss - or maybe it was bliss for a 12 year old.  Perhaps my mum would say otherwise!

I think it would be a great adventure for the boys.  Travelling a slower pace of life and seeing the wildlife on the river bank.

What do you think?
Have you ever done a narrow boat holiday?
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Change of season - change of clothes..



So we have recently started to have a fire on here most nights.  Autumn has come around much quicker than I hoped.

Most days I feel completely under dressed.  Not at all prepared for the colder weather.  I am in desperate need of some new / old / vintage winter clothes.  But from where?

I love to mix it up when it comes to my style.  The dress above is one of my favourites.  A vintage 80's dress from Germany, which I bought on etsy at a snip.  When I think about it, my most favourite clothes are vintage.  But I hate to rummage in a charity shop.  Yes - I really do.  Most of the clothes in there are from Primark anyway and I really don't like their clothes.

No, not a clothes snob.  But I just don't agree with the clothes of a throw away nature.  And how can they sell stuff so cheap?  I do know, I just can't think about it.  So yes, Primark - I don't go there.

So this leads me to where do I shop?  I love Toast and I love Plumo, but they don't love my budget.  I am looking for clothes mid/low budget which are ethical and seriously stylish. Eco fashion but without the hemp.

I've recently heard of my local vintage clothes shop is having a swaparoo.. a kind of swish.  I think I should go.  Have any of you every been swishing?  Is it embarrassing when you try something on and it looks awful but the person who it belongs to is standing right there?  What if everyone is a size 10?  Now that would be embarrassing!!

Eco Fashion has certainly come on recently.  People Tree Atumn/Winter range looks super cute.  With Orla Keily designing part of it.  Gorgeous stuff.  Again outta my league.  

So can we be stylish and ethical on a budget?  There must be some bargains out there that really doesn't cost the Earth!
Tips please!
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Green Cleaning....


Since being pregnant and having children I made the decision to use a greener way of cleaning my home.  (yes I am going to talk about cleaning.. bare with me!).

I normally use a vinegar and lemon juice for just about everything, except for the loo, washing up and the laundry.  It does the job and smells good too.  I also know that there are no harmful chemicals and toxins that could potentially harm me, my kids or the environment.

Keep it clean and keeping it green, eh?

So when it comes to the dishes and clothes I use Ecover.  And recently I have bought Ecover Zero.  Ecover Zero is from the makers of Ecover.  But with a difference.

Here's what the manufacturers say:


ZERO is Ecover’s new fragrance-free range, specially crafted to give great washing results while being suitable for sensitive skin.

ZERO - our first ever range to be awarded with the stamp of approval from Allergy UK - consists of Laundry Liquid, Washing Powder, Fabric Conditioner and Washing Up Liquid. We chose to focus on these core products as these tend to be the key culprits for irritating skin and causing allergic reactions.  Like all of our products, Ecover ZERO is also made in our ecological factories using only gentle plant-based and mineral ingredients and with no nasties like optical brighteners or phosphates.

Ecover ZERO has been made especially for people with sensitive skin and has been approved by Allergy UK, and we’re  finding that many different types of people are interested in the range, such as eczema sufferers, mums with babies and young kids who don’t like the idea of using unnecessary cleaning ingredients, parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders who have sensitivities, people with allergies to commonly-used fragrances, and people who simply don’t want their clothes to smell of a laundry product.

Rufus has eczema.  And whilst we know it's an allergy to milk that brings it on, I try to use products that are close to his skin to be as pure and natural as possible.  So Ecover Zero is pretty perfect for us.

So if you are thinking of changing or have someone you love who has sensitive skin.. give Ecover Zero a go. You can buy it from here.
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Goodbyn Lunch Box



The start of the school term is looming ever so closer. GULP!
My little boy will be starting in Reception class.  He is oh so excited. I am oh so proud that he feels this way, but with the pang of sadness that only a mama can feel. I will miss you my littlest buddy.

The other day Rufus' school lunch box arrived. I had bought a Goodbyn Original box for Charlie last year and was so impressed with the quality and super ease of it, that buying one for Rufus was the only option.

If you don't know about Goodbyn let me explain.

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Cool eh?
So last school year Charlie had hummus dip, carrot sticks, yoghurt, pasta salad, sandwiches, etc... all in neat containers that kept the food away from the other food.  No more sandwiches that taste like bananas. No more smelly lunch boxes that slowly go mouldy because they can't be cleaned properly.  The Goodbyn is just emptied and stacked in the dishwasher - easy!

The Goodbyn is sturdy and strong.  My two boys tend to drop everything on the way to school and the Goodbyn took all the knocks and tumbles like a pro.  And as it's so strong, indestructible and easy to clean it will last throughout their schooling year!

If you can't tell already, I am in LOVE with it.

I am thinking of doing a new series on School Lunches featuring the Goodbyn.  So in September expect to see a weekly post round up of what food my boys ate.  If Charlie had his way it would be Nutella sandwiches every day! So this is going to be a challenge!

If you have any top tips or recipes I should try in their lunch boxes I would love to hear from you!  If you would like to join me in my School Lunches series or would like to buy a Goodbyn you can here.
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