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  • Ginger Rock Designs


     

    Ginger Rock Designs;

    Stumbling across this shop for me was a little like stumbling into Aladdin’s cave. I have always had a thing for beautiful lights, and this shop did not disappoint.

    Ginger Rock Designs

    I think Phoebe is very happy with her new light.

    Selena, after being on maternity leave with her fourth child wanted to deck out the place with blinging lights. All could she see was white and metallics, being obsessed with aqua baby blue, she decided as a family they would make some. After a lot of work Ginger Rock Designs was created.

    Ginger Rock Designs

    Custom made and available in an array of colours, patterns as as glitzy as your heart desires. Selena takes personalisation on with great passion and and will stop at nothing to create a show stopping light for you.

    I wanted the letter P for Phoebe’s room. Selena immediately recommended an aqua colour after seeing a picture of Phoebe’s cot. When the light arrived it was perfect and fitted in with the theme of the room. As you can see in the pictures Phoebe noticed it straight away, announcing “my light, pretty light” and wanted to hold it a lot.

    I was so impressed with the finish of it, the details that I am already planning my next light from her. I mean you can never have too many lights right?

    If you are looking for beautiful handmade lights for you, your children, an event then I could not recommend Selena and Ginger Rocks Designs enough.

    Ginger Rock Designs

     

    Ginger rock Designs can be found on Etsy as http://www.etsy.com/shop/GingerRockDesigns

    Or on Instagram as http://www.instagram.com/gingerrockdesigns

     

  • Myleene Klass – My K for Mothercare


     

    My K for Mothercare

    A few of my fave items

     

    Myleene Klass – My K for Mothercare

    I will always be on the hunt for a great outfit for Phoebe. Be it trawling through Etsy, Ebay, Instagram shops into the wee hours.

    Always looking for something a bit quirky, often themed, funky, well made and something still childlike.

    So imagine my joy when I discovered Myleene Klass had brought out a new range for Mothercare. High street and affordable.

    Now we all know monochrome is fashionable at the moment, children rocking out in black houndstooth leggings with black tops against a white wall. it is simplistic, slightly futuristic, hip, and a firm favourite of the Scandi style loving mama on Instagram at the moment.

    Myleene’s My K collection for Mothercare offers all of the above, Black, white, grey, well made and youthful wear for Newborns to 8 year olds. A lot of the collection is Unisex, bunnies are a featured on a lot of the clothes which is great as it instantly adds a touch of childlike quality to a style that can often be quite grown up. Oh and did I mention it is highstreet and affordable?  For me, someone often seeking something different which often means more pricey, discovering that I can have my monochrome cake and eat it, without weeping into my wallet and then hiding the packaging is a bonus. More than a bonus, it is fabulous.

    So as seen in the image above, I have already bought a few outfits for Phoebe and they are great. Well made and comfy for my ever moving toddler.

    We were also fortunate enough to go to Myleene’s launch party where hearing her talk about the process and work she put into it, made supporting and buying from her collection just that little bit more worthy.

    So if like me you are always on the search for great clothes for your children but often fearful of hurting your wallet, then I could not recommend Myleene Klass new My K range for Mothercare enough.

    Head over to http://www.mothercare.com to see her new collection. It will not disappoint.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Grandparents


    One day grandparents were born.

    A challenge given to them: To love these children almost like their own.

    To give their children the ability to go to work, to let them go out with friends, feel like humans, lie in occasionally.

    These grandparents rose to the challenge like soldiers at war, like contestants of the Crystal Maze, like nurses, like mums queuing at 5am at the Next sales.

    And they did it.They loved these children almost like they were their own. They made their grandchildren feel like royalty, like winners, like they could be anything they wanted to be.

    And what a prize they won. Grandchildren to love, almost like their own.



About Me

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A little bit of me

About this blog

Why I am doing it

I thought long and hard about starting a blog. Knowing that there are some fabulous reads out there I wondered whether I should jump aboard the written ship. Then I thought about my role or my position as a single mother and how my experience may benefit to be heard. So, I am Alex a 34 year old single mother. I did not choose this role but I am in it and winging it one typo at a time. I will share, I may even scare but I hope that my words will bring comfort, solace and maybe even some inspiration and amusement to those that read it. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” - Milton Berle

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Music

What I listen to

I live and breathe music as though it runs through my veins. Music has always been a passion and for three years was a job. I will often make reference to it in this blog. My tastes are eclectic and read like a David Lynch script but my mind is the same so it fits. A few of my Faves. Pearl Jam, The Sonics, Louis Prima, The Pixies, The Dwarves, The Damned, NIN, Faith No More, Connie Francis, Wanda Jackson, Counting Crows, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Nina Simone, Metallica, Foo Fighters, RHCP, Sonic Youth, Pantera, Portishead, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, The Who, Pink Floyd, Chet Baker, Howlin Wolf, Rage Against The Machine, Type O Negative, Nirvana, Mother Love Bone, Petula Clark, Silverchair, Soundgarden, The Cramps, Misfits, New York Dolls, Buddy Holly, ELO, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. To name but a few.

Movies

Some of my faves

I love movies, I immerse myself in them, escape momentarily. Asking me to choose my favourites is a little Sophie's Choice. Here are some of my loves. Amelie, Leon, The Crow, The Lost Boys, Girl Interupted, Virgin Suicides, The Craft, Empire Records, True Romance, Face Off, Heathers, Beetlejuice, Pans Labryinth, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Labryinth, The Rocky Horror Show, Legend, Wayne's World, The Big Lebowski, Withnail And I, Ghost World, Poltergeist, The Birds, The Shining, O Brother Where Art Thou, Fried Green Tomatoes At Whistle Stop Cafe, City Of God, Clueless, My Girl, All the Die Hards, Juno, Rosemarys Baby, Harold And Maude, Chocolate and Elf. Now excuse me whilst I go and weep at my forgotten loves.

Food

Glorious Food

Another passion of mine. Those who say nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, never really ate. I spent most of my youth eating to live and then my adulthood living to eat. I love to bake and am a total an utter feeder. I make things for other people, often things I do not like. Something beautifully perverse about watching people enjoy your creations. I will add some of my offerings onto this blog. Sharing is caring. Though I am not liable for any weight gain.



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