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South East London 2016 Christmas markets

I have no shame in getting ready for Christmas as soon as the clocks go back. Extra Christmas lights have been ordered, several but not all presents bought and the pudding is about to be made this weekend on stir up Sunday (I use the classic Delia Christmas pudding recipe and add glace cherries because I am at heart a small child). With a bun in the oven for the...

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Work that works

Most mornings, as I head out the door to work (now in the dark. laters, summer.) my toddler asks me why I'm going to work. I say it's so we can have a nice time off when the baby arrives in December. Of course earning* money for maternity leave isn't the only reason I work. It's fulfilling, I like what I do, etc etc. So with Digital Mums launching their...

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Gardening with toddlers

It's about time I mentioned my obsession, the one that fills my Instagram. They say write what you know, and what I know is that I am happiest in my garden with my toddle kid. Gardening with him is heaven. It's my creative outlet, it earths me quite literally and because there's always a job to do, it never leaves me feeling bored. We're lucky enough and old enough to have...

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Grace Woodward And The Graceful Goddess

When you mention Grace Woodward to fashion people, the response I often hear is "OOH, I love her." Grace is the kind of strong, stylish mum whose name is synonymous with guts, style, grit and honest determination - all traits I could do well to draw from at least once or twice a week. Grace is renowned for being a stylist by trade, but she is also a survivor and...

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Amelia Gregory: Illustrated Lady

Fellow magazine hoarders will remember beautiful, collectible Amelia's Magazine well. One of her early notebooks is still on my desk, so it is a delight to finally have a reason to interview Amelia Gregory, now a mum of two little peaches. Amelia has moved on from publishing her illustration-rich print magazine to her website, books and a new book; Amelia's Colourful Colouring Companion: Adult Coloring Book. She's funding this latest...

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Helen Edwards: East End Prints

Helen Edwards has that magic number, 15. That number crops up so often when I talk to creative mums. It seems that 15 years of gathering expertise, working for other people is about the right time for lots of people to then have families and launch their own thing. Helen put 15 years into artist management and print art production, and five years ago she launched her own thing. Helen's...

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Metal Mistress

What I love about blogging is finding out about careers and hobbies I would never have considered for myself. Lucy Branch has one of these careers. 39 year old Lucy is a director of her family’s firm Antiques Bronze Ltd, one of the UK’s leading conservation and restoration companies. She works on landmarks like Nelson’s Column, Cleopatra's Needle, Eros, St Paul's Cathedral, The British Library and Selfridges. Her family firm...

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Vintage mumma

I'm addicted to vintage furniture and when I met Wendy Aldridge, owner of vintage interior emporium Homeplace, I couldn't wait to see her new business launch. Based in Walthamstow, Homeplace is a website and a delectable Instagram feed - perfect fuel for my interiors obsession and my morning commute. Although we hope for a bricks and mortar store one day so we can wander around Wendy's choice finds. Wendy is one of...

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Luxe Loveday Lacies

Who launches a business just before their baby is due? Luisa Loveday, that's who. London mum Luisa brought her gorgeous bits to market just before her babe Cleo-Rose was born, and is amazing inspo for anyone who thinks their babe will put a stop to their small business dreams. When I first came across Luisa Loveday, she pinged a quick message to our local mums’ Facebook group in south-east London...

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Queen Party Pants

Hannah Saunders runs Big Fish Little Fish baby raves and is an inspiration for anyone who wants a career change. Ditching a long-standing career in the Home Office, Hannah is now queen of the 2-4 hour party people. Her family raves attract parents who are rekindling their love of the glow stick and kids who love to throw down some moves, tantrums, food, what have you. Babies and raves are...

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