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Underwear Comfort

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Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 19.34.36Two of my favourite underwear brands are Lonely and BaserangeBaserange have a great range of basics, and comfort is the key.  They do a whole range of womenswear, the quality is great, it washes well and easy to throw on in the mornings – an essential for me of a morning as a mum.

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images. Lonely and Baserange here are a few stockists you can find it. Finch, GoodHood, Net-A-Porter,


comfort and warmth

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I’ve tried this recipe once before, and am thinking of giving it another go this weekend, now we’re in pumpkin season.  Very calorific, but these things can be overlooked occasionally.


  • 500 g ready-made dessert pastry
  • 1 large butternut squash, quartered and seeds reserved
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 200 ml double cream

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Roll the pastry to the thickness of a pound coin. Get a 22cm loose-bottomed tart tin, line with the pastry and bake blind for 20 minutes. Set aside.

Lay the squash in a baking tray. Sprinkle with the nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon and drizzle with the maple syrup. Cover the tray tightly with a double layer of tinfoil and bake for 45 minutes until soft. Reduce the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4.

Allow the pieces of squash to cool, then scoop out the flesh. You should have about 600g of cooked squash flesh. Don’t forget to scrape out the bits in the tray and the maple syrup. Put in a food processor and whiz until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the sugar and the eggs. Mix well and stir in the cream.

Fill the cooled tart case with the mix and bake for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, wash the stringy bits of squash off the seeds, dry them and lay them flat on a tray. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar and place in the oven with the pie for the last 10 minutes until crispy.

Remove the tart from the oven. Sprinkle with the seeds when cool.

image and recipe. Jamie Oliver


Here’s a selection of tights to keep your lil’ ones warm available from the shop, as it’s supposed to be a wet and cold weekend for us x

Lil’ things from Father Rabbit

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There are lovely clean, fresh products for your lil’ ones from Father Rabbit.  Founded in 2010 by husband and wife team Claudia Zinzan and Nick Hutchinson, after the birth of their son, in New Zealand.  They share their living space with their shop, and have lovely, clean products for the whole house.  It reminds me a bit of Bailey’s Home which I have adored for years.

The pyjamas are a collaboration with New Zealand based childrenswear designer G Nancy.  Totally gorgeous and classic.  Go and browse their online shop it’s a breath of fresh air.

images. Father Rabbit

easy in Hush

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Hush have some lovely things for Spring/Summer.  Their clothes are so easy to wear, throw on pieces, that look good) – which are great for mum’s and anyone with little time for themselves.  I also wore a few things from Hush when I was pregnant, because it’s great jersey and hung well over my bump.

images. Hush

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