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August 2017

My family Reviews

7 essential products to make travelling with children stress-free

Travelling with children. The mere mention of those three words will fill even the bravest of parents with fear. We went on our first staycation with Little Miss H when she was four months old. We filled the car with the entire contents of our house and drove the four hours to Dorset. Yes, it was quite hellish. We got stuck in a traffic jam on the A303. Little Miss H began screaming from hunger and I had to nip…

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Little Miss H Reviews

Little Miss H’s first pair of school shoes from Jake shoes

A photograph of a little girl's first ever pair of school shoes which are from the website Jake Shoes and a pair of black patent Lelli Kelly School Shoes - The First pair of school shoes with Jake Shoes - Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H starts Primary School next week. Sob sob sob. It’s going to be a day full of emotion. So I’ve been trying to get as prepared as possible. This includes buying all her school uniform. And of course, the first pair of school shoes is a crucial part of this uniform. Little feet go through so much. Especially when at school. They run, jump, skip, dance, climb trees and burn off huge amounts of energy. EVERY DAY! Therefore,…

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Little Mister H Reviews

Little Miss H in Miffy’s world

A photograph of a mother and her two children settling down to a bedtime story of the Miffy book by Dick Bruna "Miffy at School" - the photograph shows a close up of one of the illustrations of Miffy in the book - Little Miss H in Miffy's World - Mrs H's favourite things

The Miffy books have always been favourites of ours. Miffy is now over 60 years old and is still looking good for her age. The famous little white rabbit was the invention of Dutch artist Dick Bruna, who sadly died earlier in 2017. And since her birth Miffy has been the subject of books, a TV series and a film. We recently received a bundle of Miffy goodies in the post to review. And so lately, we’ve been enjoying Miffy…

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Mental health Reviews

Gardening myself happy with BloomBox Club

A photograph of a woman gardening - she is kneeling by a flower bed and planting one of the plants from the Spring Outdoor box from BloomBox Club Subscription service - Gardening myself happy with BloomBox Club - Mrs H's favourite things

As a child, I used to help my parents out in the garden. And I’d always enjoyed gardening. But, until just after Little Miss H’s second birthday, I’d never had a garden of my own. After I met Mr H we lived in a flat in London and we later bought a two-bedroom apartment in Medway. It was only when we moved into our current house that we finally had some outdoor space. On the day we moved in, I…

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Reviews

Pao Papoose by We Made Me – A review of the 3 in 1 front and back baby carrier

A photograph of a mother sitting on a log in Knole Park, Sevenoaks in Kent next to her four year old daughter and with her 13 month old son in a Pao Papoose 3 in 1 front and back baby carrier made by We Made Me - Pao Papoose by We Made Me - A Review of the 3 in 1 Front and Back Baby Carrier - Mrs H's favourite things

We’ve been working with the fabulous brand We Made Me since Little Mister H was first born. We’ve previously reviewed their stretchy wrap, the Wuti Wrap. And we’ve also been sent the Pao Papoose Carrier and Soohu Sling to test. The Wuti Wrap was amazing and in the first few months after Little Mister H was born it was used during every dinner and bedtime. It was the only way that I managed to survive those croup filled evenings. However,…

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Recipes

The ultimate apple and blackberry crumble recipe

A photograph of the ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble in a white china dish on a wooden board and with a sterling silver serving spoon - the apple and blackberry crumble is filled with beautiful and succulent apple and blackberries and covered in a yummy crunchy crumble that is topped with porridge oats - The Ultimate Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe - Mrs H's favourite things

The recent odd weather has meant that the hedgerows near us are already filled with ripe and juicy blackberries. And ever since I spied them, on a recent walk down to the woods, Little Miss H and I’ve been desperate to make apple and blackberry crumble. Last Saturday, when Mr H was at football, I thought that we’d take advantage of the sunshine and go blackberry picking. We had so much fun. And Little Miss H loved pointing out the…

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Reviews

Diono Quantum Travel System – the launch and first impressions

A mother standing in front of her sleeping baby in a teal Diono Quantum travel system and #adventureready in a beautiful park - #AdventureReady with the Diono Quantum travel system - the launch and first impressions - Mrs H's favourite things

Back at the beginning of June, I was invited to the launch of the fantastic Quantum. The new travel system designed by Diono. #AdventureReady with the Diono Quantum The launch I felt a mixture of nerves and excitement as I headed into London for the exclusive press party to celebrate the launch of the Quantum. I’d not been to this kind of event since my days at Cancer Research UK. So I really didn’t know what to expect. Thankfully, I’d…

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Mental health

The ugliness of depression

A black and white photograph of tall trees against a cloudy sky on the horizon - The Ugliness of Depression - Mrs H's favourite things

On Monday the singer Sinead O’Connor posted a heartbreaking video to her Facebook page. O’Connor films the footage in a grotty hotel in New Jersey. And in it she is clearly in the middle of a depressive episode. She is distraught. Beside herself. Her thoughts tumble into one another. And as you watch you can see and hear her heart break and her soul rip into thousands of tiny pieces. It is a horrid video to watch. Especially for someone,…

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