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shopping for hubby jacamo
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Shopping for the hubby

Every now and then, I feel that the hard-working hubby of mine deserves a treat…a present. But for the man who has everything, I never really know what to get him. So we often turn to shopping for clothes and it got me to thinking, it’s coming up to Autumn now and perhaps he could do with a wardrobe refresh (I can say this as I know he’ll never read this post!).

So when the guys at Jacamo asked me to have a look at their new season collection, I thought I’d pull together a few of my favourite bits for fellas…as we can’t forget about them can we? Jacamo is a brand I’ve certainly heard of and have seen the adverts for, but not one I’ve personally shopped at before, so I was intrigued to see what they offered and the price-points…

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Birthday and Housewarming BBQ

If any of you follow me on insta, you’ll know it was recently my birthday (big 3-1) and our daughter’s 2nd birthday. We’ve also been renovating the house and haven’t had an official house-warming since we moved in in May. We therefore decided to combine these three celebrations into one large birthday and housewarming BBQ! And it was great!

It’s rare that I get to combine my London friends, family, Northern friends and blogger mates and last Saturday, I did just this! There was c. 50-60 people, all of whom we love, all in one place.

One of the reasons for buying and renovating this house, was so we could have the space to entertain and host parties, as we are both very sociable and love to hang out with our friends. We also need to house travelling visitors and family from down South and all over the world. So both spare bedrooms and the couch were occupied this weekend and our 6 metre bi-fold doors were used in their full glory.

After a shaky start to the day weather-wise, the sun came out just as guests started to arrive and we had the bi-folds fully open all day and evening, which really joined the indoor and outdoor spaces and gave the fabulous and spacious entertaining area we dreamed of. It really made me smile looking out and seeing everyone enjoying themselves and it has made the last 6 months of building, house-selling and money stress all worth while.

Thanks to everyone that came, for all the presents, BBQ food and booze! It was definitely a party we’ll all remember.

 

Love you guys! x

farms for kids near manchester
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Farms for kids near Manchester

Now the little lady is nearing 2 years old and a proper toddler, she’s up for bigger outings and more interactive activities. One thing I’ve discovered we both have a mutual love for is animals and therefore a trip to a farm seemed like the perfect mummy-daughter activity! That got me thinking that there may be some of you out there nearby who would benefit from a post about farms for kids near Manchester…so here’s three of my favourites so far with a little video to accompany them…

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