• My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

    June 4, 2016 Hels

    Poignant, intense and beautifully written, My Brilliant Friend is written by Italian author Elena Ferrante. First published in 2012, it has been translated by Ann Goldstein.

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  • All the little things: May days

    June 1, 2016 Hels

    I can’t believe it’s the first of June today! This year is flying by… May was a pretty busy month, but a really lovely one. While there were some occasions that were bigger than others, I often find it’s the little things that really make something special, so I thought I’d do a quick snapshot of some of my favourite things from the last four weeks…

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  • Babymoon lookbook

    May 30, 2016 Hels

    Finding maternity clothes that I feel good in is something I’ve found quite difficult throughout my pregnancy. I’ve found that bodycon clothes are infinitely better than big, baggy outfits. The beautiful sunshine we got on our babymoon meant that it was time to sort out some summery maternity clothes, so I thought I’d put together a lookbook of some of the outfits I wore on my babymoon…

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  • Babymoon in Portugal

    May 29, 2016 Hels

    Since I found out we were having a little one, going on a babymoon was something I really wanted to do. I thought it would be really good for Sam and I to go away for a few days, just us and spend some time together.

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  • Summer days in South East London

    May 13, 2016 Hels

    What’s not to love about summer? Lazy afternoons in the park with friends, holidays – abroad and at home, trips to the beach and gorgeous summer clothes. I can’t lie, heat + pregnancy isn’t the most fun thing I’ve ever experienced, but at least I can wear beautiful maxis and cute maternity summer dresses. I thought I’d put together a list of summery things to do and visit in south east London for you. These are all places that I love…

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  • The Throwaway Children – Diney Costeloe

    May 7, 2016 Hels

    The Throwaway Children (Diney Costeloe, 2015) caught my eye when I was looking for something new to read. I love books set in the war, and although this was set just after, a key focus in the story is the effect the war had on Britain, and Britain’s children.

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  • Toby’s Room – Pat Barker

    April 30, 2016 Hels

    Pat Barker’s Regeneration was the book that got me interested in war literature. It was part of a trilogy known as the Regeneration Trilogy and I absolutely loved all three of the novels. I had been meaning to read Toby’s Room (2012) for a while, and was pleased when I finally had the time to do so.

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  • Interview: Yummy Mummy Nutrition

    April 26, 2016 Hels

    Since getting into running and fitness a few years back, I began to realise that eating properly is just as important as doing exercise. For baby-shaped reasons (and a torn Achilles) I had to defer my London Marathon place this year, but I am planning to take part next year, and with a baby on the way, I thought now was the perfect time to learn more about nutrition and what I should be eating to give my body and…

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