On raising a generation of babies born with cameras in their faces

How do you feel when you see photos of babies and young children on social media? Does it make you smile, or do you feel slightly uncomfortable? Being a mother of three children with a huge passion for the digital world and social media, these are questions I’ve asked myself on numerous occasions. And when it comes to my own children, the realisation that I have reached a point of no return in terms of my kids’ online presence wasn’t an easy one to face. Continue reading “On raising a generation of babies born with cameras in their faces”

Living and dining room tour

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a mini house tour on my blog. My last one was a couple of years ago when we still lived in the duplex apartment.

We moved to a bigger house in March 2017 and it was our very first time moving into a blank canvas, completely unfurnished space. I was really exited about moving in, because I would finally be able to take on this little project of interior-designing our home from scratch, put my own ideas on paper and execute them all by myself. Needless to say the process was costly and stress-inducing, but Pinterest came to the rescue, as always, and we got there in the end. Continue reading “Living and dining room tour”

And just like that, this mama is now running a business

I never thought I’d see this day. For many years, I have entertained the idea of starting my own business, without really taking the plunge. “I’m not much of a business person…” “It’s not for me”… “I can’t handle the workload, the accounting, HMRC demands, etc.” Well here I am today, doing all of these things, and totally winging it.

This is by far the most stress-inducing venture I’ve ever embarked on, but I’m convinced I’ll look back one day and smile. I’ll be happy that I took that leap of faith. Because honestly, faith is the only thing that made me go ahead with this. Continue reading “And just like that, this mama is now running a business”

Equestrian home decor ~ 10 Interior design ideas

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It’s a shame I can’t impose my love for horses on my beloved family. Our apartment is relatively small and whilst a small touch of it would be regal, it would also create a kind of equine-themed claustrophobia that I wouldn’t want my family to suffer from! Continue reading “Equestrian home decor ~ 10 Interior design ideas”

New year, new drive

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New year, new drive. New year, new habits. New motivation. New workflow, new deadlines. This is more or less what you can expect from me in 2017 – and I’ll try my best to stay committed to this. A lot of people have told me that I’m onto something, with this blog. And I’ve started to realise this. The problem is, I’ve not been as dedicated to it as I would have liked to be, over the past year. It’s completely my fault and I plan to change this. Continue reading “New year, new drive”

Office space makeover ~ Before and after

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Today I embarked on a little home makeover project and completely transformed my office space. I needed to re-design it, as it just wasn’t working for me anymore. This, my friends, is real life Pinterest. If you’d like to see how it all went down, including the Before pictures, read on…

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Escapade ~ My trip to Martinique

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July and August 2016 will forever be engraved in my memory. My little family and I spent just over two weeks in the splendid, mesmerizing island of Martinique (West Indies) home to my husband and his extended family. We had such an amazing time.

 I had already visited Martinique in 2008 and I was glad to be back…

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