A Guilt Free G&T with the Pizza Express Autumn Menu

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Would you miss alcohol if you gave up drinking? When I was pregnant, I tried quite a few non-alcoholic cocktails but there was only one that I felt really worked. Most were overly sweet and just didn't have that refreshing taste that I look for in a drink. And a lemonade or an orange juice lacks the glamour of  a wine glass or a cocktail glass - especially when they get served up in a pint glass! I was kindly invited to an evening with Pizza Express and Seedlip Drinks, whose Garden 108 non-alcoholic spirit is one of the new additions on the Pizza Express autumn menu. Seedlip are the world's first distilled non-alcoholic spirits and the Garden 108 is a ...

Living Arrows 41/52

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran   Wearing wellies and jumping in puddles is one of those quintessential childhood activities, isn't it. Just look at Peppa Pig! But for so long, Max has missed out on that joy, as he has adamantly refused to wear wellies. It's taken until the age of 3.5 for him to experience this and I'm so pleased that he's finally enjoying it! We had a short break in Cornwall recently, which I plan to write all about this week, but for now, here is a snapshot of Max's very first puddle jump!  

#SharingtheBlogLove #61

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A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove linky! I hope you've had a lovely week so far? We've just got back from a fabulous week away in Cornwall. We were so lucky to have amazing weather for all but one day of our trip - I really think that you can't beat Cornwall in the sunshine. We spent most of our time on the beach in St Ives, but still managed to fit in lots of exploring of new gardens too. It's been back to earth with a bump this week!   What's #SharingtheBlogLove all about? If you are new to Sharing the Blog Love it is a weekly showcase of our favourite posts that have linked up. It's a chance to introduce you to new ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 61

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A big welcome to our weekly #SharingtheBlogLove Showcase. I hope you enjoy our featured posts here and find some great new blogs to follow along the way. If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. As part of the linky we'd like you to choose one post from each showcase post (one from mine and one from Laura's) to head over to and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It's always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they've had from you guys! Winnettes With everyone having just gone through the whole 'back to school' process, I'm so conscious that next year Max will be ...

Piccolo & The One for One Campaign: Because No Child Should Go Hungry

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With Ben rapidly approaching six months, weaning is on my mind, and one of my favourite baby food brands is Piccolo. They have a focus on big flavours and healthy ingredients, but I also love their approach to giving back. They already donate 10% of their profits to charity, and October sees the launch of their new campaign, One for One, which really steps up their charitable giving to the next level. The One for One campaign will see Piccolo donate at least 100,000 pouches to thousands of hungry under 5s and the premise is simple. For every pouch purchased in supermarkets, Piccolo will donate a pouch to the Trussell Trust, the UK's largest food bank, ensuring that the pouches reach ...

#SharingtheBlogLove #60

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A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove linky! I can't believe we've reached 60 posts in #SharingtheBlogLove! Thank you so much for being a part of it, whether you've been with us since the start, or you're just joining us for the first time this week. We've had a wonderful week! We held a little party last week for Max with Disney and it was lovely to have Laura and her little girl, Holly, over to party with us. You can check out my full post here for all the photos - we had a great time! And this week we've been off down to Cornwall for a late season holiday - I love Cornwall in September, when the weather is still (mostly) ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase 60

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A big welcome to our weekly #SharingtheBlogLove Showcase. I hope you enjoy our featured posts here and find some great new blogs to follow along the way. If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. As part of the linky we'd like you to choose one post from each showcase post (one from mine and one from Laura's) to head over to and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It's always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they've had from you guys! Mudpie Fridays Do you have a special holiday place that you return to over and over? Mine is Tuscany - I got ...

To Infinity and Beyond! A Toy Story Party with The Disney Store

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Max's birthday was back in April and I thought I'd escaped throwing him a party. The thought of a bunch of 3 year olds running riot when I was 6 months pregnant just wasn't appealing, and as Max didn't seem to be bothered, we decided that we'd make his party next year really special instead. But just a month after his birthday he started asking us to have a party - and suddenly he seemed to have cottoned on to everything that happens at a party, despite only having been to one in his life. "Max have party... my friends come... have cake... play games?" I was starting to feel all the guilt! So when The Disney Store got in touch ...

Living Arrows 39/52

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran   We missed out on throwing Max a birthday party when he turned 3 back in April, but last week we had a little party with his cousins and we invited my blogger friends Laura (Dear Bear and Beany) and Gemma (Life is Knutts) and their lovely children. The kids all had such a fun time together, and I absolutely love this photo of Max after he'd eaten one of Gemma's yummy blue cupcakes - he thought it was hilarious! I'll be sharing the full blog post about the party tomorrow, but I love this little taster!  

#SharingtheBlogLove #59

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A big welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove linky! Are you embracing autumn yet? Every year I'm the same - I start out in mourning for the end of summer, but after a few weeks I'm all about the conkers, red leaves, golden light, and pumpkins. We've been out enjoying collecting as many autumn things as we can this week - we have a house full of acorns and conkers already!   What's #SharingtheBlogLove all about? If you are new to Sharing the Blog Love it is a weekly showcase of our favourite posts that have linked up. It's a chance to introduce you to new blogs and to share the wonderful writing that exists in the blogging world. All you have to do is link up your post, ...