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10 Traditions To Start This Easter

  Looking for inspiration of things to do with the kids over Easter? We’re already half way through the Easter holidays here, though I know many kids have only just started the holidays. I feel like we’ve done all the Easter crafts already and I’ve…

9th April 2017
Rush Hair Enfield Review

REVIEW: Rush Hair, Enfield

  There was much excitement on the local high street last Saturday, with the opening of a brand new Rush Hair salon in Enfield. I LOVE seeing new high street openings – instead of closing downs which we seem to see far too often…

14th March 2017
Audley End Miniature Railway Fairy & Elf Walk
Adventures Lifestyle Memories

Our 2017 Plans

  I’m pretty excited about 2017 already. I mean we’re still in holiday lull mode here (until tomorrow!) and 4 days in I can’t say it’s been life changing yet … BUT plans are afoot for quite a big year and here’s why: 1.…

4th January 2017
2017 Memory Jar - A New Year's Project
Lifestyle Memories

2017 – In Our Hands

  I wanted to share a little New Year project that I put together with the kids. This combines two ideas I’ve seen in past years, the first being a time capsule and the second an ongoing memory jar for 2017. First, we drew…

3rd January 2017

20 Things I Learnt at Blogtacular 2016

It’s over a month since I attended Blogtacular, a London blogging conference for design loving bloggers. It was such an amazing day and a half with inspirational speakers, a photo walk, crafting and meeting lots of lovely bloggers. Here are the top 20 things…

31st July 2016
Maurice-Grant Died at the Battle of the Somme

100 Years Since The Battle of the Somme

My great-granny’s first husband Maurice Grant died 100 years ago last Friday. I didn’t know anything about him until I started family tree research a few years back though I vaguely knew my granny had half-siblings and her mum had been married before. As…

4th July 2016

I’m going to Blogtacular!

Yippee! If you follow me on social media then prepare for a flood of photos and updates from this weekend’s Blogtacular! If you don’t know, Blogtacular is the hippest UK blogging event and a place for creative bloggers to come together for a giant slice…

16th June 2016

Collecting Ideas for a New Kitchen

One of the downsides (upsides?) about being in the house a lot these days, is that I spend so much time thinking about changes I’d like to make and mentally re-decorating. After tackling a few improvements in the year or two after we moved in (and spending money…

9th February 2016
viennese afternoon tea at the delaunay covent garden

Viennese Afternoon Tea at The Delaunay

  A few months ago, I went to a baby shower with a difference – a swish Viennese Afternoon Tea at Covent Garden’s Delauney restaurant. Inspired by the grand cafés of Europe, the Delauney is a sister restaurant to the more famous, Wolsey in…

25th January 2016
My Late Winter List

My Late Winter List

  How’s January going for you? I’ve found it really hard to get back into the swing of things over the last week. I’ve made a mental note to take the first week ‘off’ next year and try to ease back into things a…

10th January 2016
Adventures Lifestyle Memories

Happy New Year & A Look Back At 2015

Happy new year! I hope you are feeling great about 2016 and that the year is full of joy and positivity. I’m raring to get going (those Christmas decorations are coming down as we speak!) but first I wanted to do a whistle-stop look back…

2nd January 2016

Merry Christmas from The Mama Story!

I’m signing off blogging for a week or so over the Christmas week. Thank you for reading and I hope you and your families have a wonderful Christmas! Sian PS – You can catch me over on Instagram during the week.  PPS – round up of…

23rd December 2015

Mama Time

I’ve had quite a bit of ‘time off’ in December and it’s been lovely (though busy!). I’ve probably done more socialising (without the kids) in the last 3 weeks than I have in about 6 months! December kicked off with a gig – something…

22nd December 2015
Lifestyle Memories

10 Things To Do In December

Every month in 2015 I’ve put together a ‘Things To Do List” of mostly seasonal activities to keep us inspired throughout the month. I try to thing of 10 things though some months I’ve only managed 6 or 7. There is so much to…

27th November 2015