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An expert’s guide to SEO and blogging

An expert’s guide to SEO and blogging


Terms like SEO and DA are mentioned a lot in blogging, and so I thought I’d put together a (hopefully!) helpful guide to SEO and blogging…
Brews and books with Booths

Brews and books with Booths


Anyone that knows me will know that tea and books feature pretty heavily in most of my days…

Eight Weeks: A-Z


I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but every time I sit down to write anything, Dougie decides that’s the time he’s hungry or needs a change or just wants to be walked and jiggled and cuddled, and so this .

He’s finally here…


So, I’ve been a little slack on this blog for the last month or so, but I’ve had an excellent reason… Arriving nine days late, Douglas Harry Baker was born at 2:17pm on Saturday 17th September 2016. He is a little chubs, and .

Nursery tour

Daily life Lifestyle Parenting

Planning the nursery was one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy, I had a whale of a time putting together a board on my Pinterest, and Sam and I had really similar ideas of what we wanted. Sam wanted to put the nursery together as a surprise .

All the little things: August days

Daily life Lifestyle

Happy September! I can’t believe it’s September. Due date is literally just a few days away, and I’m so ready to have this baby. I know it’s a few days late, but I wanted to keep up with my monthly snapshots. So, August!


Daily life Lifestyle

I wanted to spend the Bank Holiday doing something with Sam, as these are our last few days before the baby arrives (eeek!) so yesterday morning we headed to Brighton. The weather was lovely for most of the day. It got pretty cloudy during the .

London summer days

Daily life Lifestyle

The weather in London has been beautiful the last few days, and while the heat is exhausting and I’ve lost sight of my feet and ankles, I’m trying to make the most of my last few weeks of pregnancy/baby-free existence! I’ve just .

Things I’ve learnt…


Today, I’m 36 weeks pregnant, and I should have around four weeks to go. Why no-one properly explains that technically pregnancy lasts 10 months is beyond me. Pregnancy has definitely been one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life, so I .

Traffic light smoothies


Smoothies are such a good way to make sure you’re getting plenty of fruit and veg, and there’s a bit of a health kick going on in our flat at the moment, which is great. I’ve been trying out a few new recipes and wanted to share .

All the little things: July days

Daily life

Happy August! This year is flying by. August means it’s just five weeks until…I think he’s a Pineapple this week…five weeks until Pineapple arrives. Although I currently feel like he’s trying to kick and punch his way out of my tummy so .

Baby shower


This weekend was my baby shower. I know it’s quite an American thing to do, but I wanted to do something that meant I could get all my friends and family together before the baby arrives…

Maternity lookbook

Lifestyle Pregnancy

Dressing for pregnancy is a funny thing. On one hand, I was excited that I got to buy a whole new wardrobe, on the other I was a bit distressed that I would a) therefore have to spend money on a whole new wardrobe that b) could only be worn for a .

Keep it positive

Lifestyle Mental Health Pregnancy

I promise this is a happy post, not a big moan, so just bear with me! I had one of those days this weekend where I felt like everything was just too much. Every part of me was hurting; I had a headache, backache, swollen feet and carpal tunnel-y .