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For the Love of books – introducing Bookish Mamas

A photograph of a brunette lady holding a hardback copy of the book "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman - She is peeking from the side of the book - For the Love of Books - Mrs H's favourite things

I love books. I always have. As a child, my books were one of my prized possessions. I once leant my friend my pristine and treasured Anne of Green Gables collection. Only for them to be returned dog-eared, torn and covered in tea stains. I was heartbroken. Snuggling down for an early night with a good book and a cup of tea is high up on my happy list. Life is always better when I’m lost in literature. I used to…

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Finding happiness

50 more things that make me happy

A photograph of a mother who is walking in the woods and looks happy. She is smiling at the camera and her little boy is asleep in the Pao Papoose Baby Carrier - 50 More Things That Make Me Happy - Mrs H's favourite things

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” William Morris The past few months have been tough. Yet I’ve entered 2018 with a new and positive outlook. I’ve set myself some goals and I’m looking forward to the year ahead. Like most people, I’m constantly in the pursuit of happiness. I want my life to be filled with experiences and moments that make me happy. But recently I’ve realised that happiness…

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Health & welfare

5 steps to the perfect pamper night with Simply Be

A photograph of a new pair of checked grey and light pink pyjamas and a pack of Decleor beauty goodies - 5 Steps to the Perfect Pamper - Mrs H's favourite things

This is a collaborative post with Simply Be. The run-up to Christmas is stressful. There always seems to be so much to do. Also with the nights closing in, it feels like there is even less time to complete the never-ending task list. When life gets like this I try to spend some time putting myself first. And a pamper night is the perfect way to do this. Here are my 5 steps to the ultimate pamper night: 5 steps…

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Little Mister H Reviews

Wicked Uncle Review – finding the perfect baby gift

A photograph of an eight month old baby playing with some fabulous presents from the Baby section of the toy gift service website Wicked Uncle - including the A to Z Alphabet cloth book and Rabbit in Dungarees Baby Rattle from Ragtales and wearing a Fun Bandana Bib from Zippy - A Wicked Uncle Review finding the perfect baby gift _ Mrs H's favourite things

Back in February the toy gift service Wicked Uncle challenged us to use their website to find the perfect baby gift for Little Mister H. We enthusiastically accepted. Poor Little Mister H doesn’t actually have that many books or toys as they often get commandeered by his older sister. And she isn’t overly happy with him playing with the baby toys that used to be hers either. As a result, I am always excited when I get the opportunity to get…

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Stories for Life – the perfect Christmas gift

A photograph of the front covers of three books from Penguin Random House Children's Books including Max and Bird by Ed Vere, The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas and The Little Elephant who wants to fall asleep - Stories for Life - the perfect Christmas gift_Mrs H's favourite things

As a child I used to love receiving books as Christmas presents. And I often found a story wrapped up under the Christmas tree. A story book is the perfect Christmas present for children. Books aren't played with and then forgotten about. Your child will not grow out of a book. A book is for life, not just for Christmas. And so I was hugely excited when a package arrived through our door the other day. Penguin Random House Children's Books had sent…

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Books Reviews

The Three Little Pigs – a Parragon Book Buddies Review

A padded book of "The Three Little Pigs" with illustrations by Mei Matsuoka_this is part of Parragon Books Slide and See Fairy Tales_ with the title "The Three Little Pigs - A Parragon Book Buddies Review"_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H adores fairy tales. Two of her favourite bedtime stories are Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. We also have a few fairy tale anthologies and touch and feel board books of Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood. One story that was missing from our collection was The Three Little Pigs. We are lucky enough to be Parragon Book Buddies and back in December we received a copy of their fabulous new version of The Three…

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Books Reviews

Our Book Advent 2015: A Parragon Book Buddies review

Now Little Miss H is here we have started a new tradition at Advent. Little Miss H adores books and so I love to present her with a book a day during Advent. Some of these books are new. But most are Christmas books that I have bought in previous years. Or books that we haven't looked at over the years. I love brown paper packages tied up with string. I wrap the books up in plain craft paper and use some…

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Books Reviews

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere – a Parragon Book Buddies Review

A little girl wearing pink and navy, sits on a blanket in the garden and reads the book Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere_with the post title "Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere"_A Parragon Book Buddies Review_Mrs H's favourite things

I mentioned back in September that we are lucky enough to have been chosen as Parragon Book Buddies. This means that Little Miss H is sent a book every month to review. Recently, Little Miss H and I have been filled with colds and viruses. So sadly I did not manage to get the review for Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere up in time for Halloween. Which is such a pity as this book would have been perfect for the spookiest day of…

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