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Aimee Marie

The Only Banana Cake Recipe You’ll Ever Need

I love a banana; cereal topped with banana, banana milkshake, banana cake… yes please. In my opinion, they’re at their prime when the banana peel is bright yellow with some brown spots, but much like a ripe avocado, there’s such a small window of time for The Perfect Banana— anything before the freckled-goodness and it’s too unripe; anything longer and it’s too sweet and mushy. If your family is anything like mine, then you buy more bananas each week than…

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Eats

A Day Trip to Brighton

I wish I could pinpoint the exact moment when I first fell in-love with Brighton. I’m sure we must have ventured to the pebbled beach as a family during my childhood. Perhaps it was when I was old enough to jump on a train with my friends in my teenage years though, that I truly became enamored with the seaside city. You can’t deny that the area very much caters for tourists. Fortunately though, it still has it’s quirks and…

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Adventure, Photography

Having Fun (and Relaxing!) During Half Term

The last half term holiday seems like a distant memory now. Quickly approaching though, is the Easter break; I can almost smell the chocolate Mini Egg Shredded Wheat nests! Mmm. The last school break was the first one since starting school in September, that I had the whole week off with B too. I knew we’d both want to get outside, have some adventures and visit some new places. I also knew that I didn’t want to go back to…

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Adventure

7 Questions To Ask Your Child At The End of The School Day

We’ve been doing this whole school thing for approximately six months now and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt in that time, it’s that children rarely give anything more than one-word answers about their school day. I’ll pick B up from his grandparents after school and our conversation will usually go something like this: Me: How was your day? B: Good. Me: What did you do today? B: I can’t remember… And don’t say ‘But you’ve only just got out…

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Family, Thoughts

A Cold & Frosty Morning

So far, 2017, has had more than a frosty morning or two. We’ve had short, dark days. Days where it’s so cold that my car engine just says, “Not today, thank you.” Days where I’m not even sure the sun made it’s way into the sky! It hasn’t been a terrible start or any different to the beginning of previous years in the UK, but I guess I always forget how grim winter is, until I’m living it. However, it’s…

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Adventure, Family, Photography

“Isn’t It About Time You Had Another One?” — A Second Child Rant

I’m not sure when it became anyone’s business about the future activities of my womb and if it’s going to house second child, but if I had a pound for every time someone has asked me this in the last year or so, I could give up my job. I appreciate questions around motherhood, or being a working mum, or how my son is getting on at school. They’re current. That’s where we’re at. And I love being his mum.…

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Family, Life, Thoughts

What’s In & What’s Out #001

If you’re an avid reader of any blog, then you’ll know that ‘Monthly Favourites’ posts and videos are a content creator’s must. The concept is arguably becoming a little stale, so thought I’d switch things up and try something new (for me, at least); every month or so, I’m going to post about the things I’ve been loving and hating, be it beauty, food or well, just about anything! Think of it like one of those thermometers you used to…

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Life, Thoughts