The World According to Izzie

Mum of twin teens - nothing else scares me!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Letting Go and Moving On...

Beloved daughter Olivia moved into her new uni accommodation back in July and was a complete poppet for making her own way home (how she describes uni - sob!) last weekend, after spending the month with us. It was tough to see her leave with her suitcase and holdall and to know that apart from weekly Skype sessions, it's unlikely we'll get to see her again before Christmas. The previous night she'd snuggled up next to me on the sofa, I made the most of hugging her and hoped that the memory would last a very long time.

Our other daughter, Sophia meanwhile, moved out of halls in June, brought all of her belongings back home and hence needed to move back to uni on Monday.

Sophia might be only 125 miles from home but the journey can be a difficult one. We are at the mercy of the motorway network and this can be a complete nightmare. We set off at 7am on Monday morning resigned to the fact that the day would be a long one and armed only with Ibuprofen and the promise of lunch at Carluccios.

We hadn't reached the end of the road before realising that there was a bag left behind in the hall. After retrieving this, we head off once more. As predicted the traffic was hellish and we arrived feeling knackered and unprepared for the day of chaos that lay ahead.

Her new house is fairly lovely for student accommodation and by the time we've unloaded and made her room habitable, it was looking rather gorgeous. We realised that we'd left all of the coat hangers behind and needed to buy an extension cable, but apart from that, it looked pretty good. We had no idea what else has been left behind? All of this will unfurl eventually and I'll get to send lots of stuff on in the post. Sophia is excited to be home and is looking forward to living in a house, rather than halls.

After shopping to replace some of the missing items, we headed off for lunch. Carluccios was a little bit of heaven after a busy morning and provided a final opportunity to spoil our daughter before she starts to fend for herself in the kitchen.

After lunch, we stopped off at the supermarket where Sophia flung lots of cheap student staples expensive stuff into the trolley with great enthusiasm as she knew that mum was going to pick up the tab!

Her cupboards and fridge were bulging by the time we'd unpacked all of the shopping and soon it was time for Mr A and myself to head home. I steal every opportunity to extract hugs from my daughter and whisper words of encouragement for the year ahead. I drive home feeling very sad indeed.

If the journey to uni on Monday morning was slow, the way home it was even worse. The M6 was closed and we had to take a detour that delayed us by more than 2 hours. We arrive home eventually to be greeted by a stroppy cat who has been home alone for more than 14 hours and we are too tired for anything but sleep.

This summer has been a hectic one with both daughters in our 3-bed detached. There were days when I couldn't hear myself think and I craved only peace and quiet and solitude. But now that they're gone, the house is too empty and I wish that I'd gone with the flow and made more of the mayhem. I find myself talking to the cat and contemplating finding a full-time job to fill the gap.

I hope that year 2 at uni is even more fabulous than the first. I hope that my daughters continue to mature into incredible young women and cherish every minute of the freedom that is theirs for the taking. There will probably never be another time in their lives when they are as free as they are now. They are happily settled at uni, lucky enough to be studying subjects they are passionate about and to share a house with exceptionally good friends.

It's a pleasure to see my daughters make their way in the world. At times it's also hard to acknowledge that I need to let go, but my daughters are growing up and it's what I must do....

Until next time...

Copyright©2014 Izzie Anderton

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

The Blog Spot Interview - Mummy Tries

This week's blog spot interview features Mummy Tries, a blog about parenting, food and family adventure with 2 girls and a baby boy.

Here, "Mummy Tries" shares her thoughts on being a mum, pet loves (and hates) and the perfect dinner party guests...

What’s the inspiration behind Mummy Tries?

I love to cook and used to write a food blog for all my whacky free from creations. I'm cookery editor for a local mums' network, and was even briefly commissioned to be food editor for a local magazine (which sadly only ended up going to print three times). I had high hopes of forging a career out of writing about food. It's an awfully competitive niche though, and I just don't think my food is for everyone.

Then one day out of nowhere really I decided to start a blog about my family, interspersed with snippets about my dysfunctional past. I fell pregnant with my third baby within weeks of creating Mummy Tries, and am thrilled that I've captured so many memories of my children through it. I love my blog and can't imagine life without it now.

What are your pet loves and hates?

Loves: good honest food, writing, quality time with my nearest and dearest.
Hates: bad or non-existent manners, arrogance, dishonesty.

Chick lit or classics?

Chick lit.

Tell me one thing that most people don’t know about you...

I have a piercing in a very intimate place and a hole where a 'Madonna' piercing used to be!

What track on your iPod do you never confess to owning?

None. I'm proud to listen to Take That and Olly Murs!

The best thing about summer is...

School holidays.

What’s the best thing that money can’t buy?

Happiness. Plain and simple folks - you need to get happy before getting the money to be able to fully enjoy it.

Before becoming a mum, what did you imaging parenting would be like?

I genuinely didn't have any expectations, but was taken aback in the early days by how tough it could be without family support.

Who would be your ideal dinner party guests?

My eight best girlfriends, I'd love to get them all around the same table one day but they're scattered far and wide so I doubt it'll happen :(

You can never spend too much time...

Improving yourself and becoming the best version of you that you possibly can.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Never assume, because when you do you make an ASS of U and ME!

Thanks to "Mummy Tries" for her honest answers and for being my guest this week. 

If you'd like to be featured on The Blog Spot Interview, please drop me an email at and I'll be in touch. It's always lovely to hear from fellow blog authors and learn more about the fabulous people who make the blogging community such a wonderful place to be.

Until next time...

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

10 Great Gifts for Freshers...

Lucky enough to know a teen heading off to university in the next couple of weeks? Pondering over what to get them as a going away present? Look no further, here are ten great suggestions...

1. Fancy dress costumes - any excuse for dressing up and Freshers are there with bells on. My daughter was lucky enough to receive a set of these as a going away present last year and they went down a storm.

Emergency Outfits - Spinning Hat

2. Travel mug - the perfect gift for the student who loves a lie-in. When Olivia announced that she'd never managed to get up in time to have a hot drink before any lecture, this is what she found in her stocking last Christmas...

Travel Mug - Thermos

3. A waterproof bag -  perfect for carrying books, folders and everything else besides. It's amazing how many students turn up without one and as they walk almost everywhere, everything gets wet!

Tote bag - Converse
Messenger bag - Superdry

4. Throw - perfect for when they're feeling homesick and need a bit of TLC.

Starlight Sherpa Throw

    5. Bag of treats - they're a long way from home and chances are they won't be splashing a lot of cash on anything luxurious in the food department. Think chocolate, cookies and popcorn...

    Gift Bag - Whisk Hampers

    6. Converse - universally popular, casual and comfy. Perfect for all that walking!

    Converse All Star Low Maroon Canvas

    7. Gift vouchers for their favourite store...

    TK Maxx gift voucher
    or, coffee shop...

    Caffe Nero gift voucher

    8. A photo album filled with memories from home...

    Geometric Triangle Photo Album - Paperchase

    9. Lights to cheer up drab dorm rooms...

    Tetris Light - Paladone
    Yellow Sunflower Fairy Lights - Sleepyheads

    10. And last, but by no means least, the perfect gift for the fresher who can't get out of bed in the morning (or afternoon)...

    Lexon Cube Sensor Alarm Clock

    Until next time...

    Copyright©2014 Izzie Anderton 
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    Saturday, 6 September 2014

    The Great British Cake Off

    For those of you who are regular readers you'll know that I don't often never post recipes. It's not that I'm a dreadful cook - really, I'm not, it's just that after 20 years of cooking for a family of four, all of my oomph for spending any longer in the kitchen than absolutely necessary has long since packed its bags and left the building.

    With the majority of the UK currently whipped up into a frenzy over the latest series of The Great British Bake Off, the realisation that I've never made a birthday cake for my daughters has been a guilt-ridden one. I am inspired by the culinary masterpieces created by the contestants on the show and know that I could never hope to create anything as brilliant. So, when I spotted this scrummy Blackberry & Elderflower Pimms Cake over at Taming Twins, the realisation that I was going to have a go at making a birthday cake was a scary one. I was sold on Sarah's descriptions... "This cake tastes like the last days of summer," and "This is a basic, no fail sponge mixture." Well that and the fact that I absolutely love Pimms. Who needs an excuse to add a couple of shots to a cake?

    Can I actually pull this off though? That is the question. We entertain intermittently in the Anderton house. Quite often an invitation seems like a great idea at the time and is offered only after I've consumed a few glasses of wine at another social gathering. Don't get me wrong, I love food, I really do... but I'd much rather be scoffing something heavenly in a restaurant than slaving in my own kitchen. When we do entertain my top tip is to keep re-filling glasses in the vague hope that everyone thinks that the food on offer isn't half-bad. Doesn't everything taste better after wine?

    Now that I've decided to tackle this gorgeous cake the only question is... how bad can it be? I was thinking of tweaking the recipe ever so slightly but in the past this has been my downfall. You'd think that as a former scientist I'd know that ingredients aren't necessarily interchangeable, but no, I never seem to learn from past mistakes. I may have blogged about previous culinary disasters here.

    This time around I am going stick to the recipe and be optimistic that I won't need to do a last-minute sprint to Sainsburys to buy a replacement.

    Thanks to Sarah over at Taming Twins for allowing me to use this picture and for posting the recipe that has finally inspired me to bake a birthday cake for my daughters. I'm not anticipating that my version will be half as good, but I'll keep you posted. And, if you spot a frantic-looking blogger looking flustered in the birthday cake aisle at her local Sainsburys next Saturday afternoon... that will probably be me!

    Until next time...

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    Wednesday, 3 September 2014

    Birthday Season

    OK, so it's September already and my thoughts are turning to OMG, 3 members of the family all have birthdays coming up. Mr A will be even older than he is already on the 9th September. And my daughters turn 20 on the 13th! First of all, how the heck did that happen? and secondly, that makes me feel old!

    Buying gifts for my daughters has become even more of a challenge since they left home for uni. One has become master of losing stuff, while the other likes to keep life simple by not keeping lots of belongings at her rented house. I have a feeling that the thought process behind it goes something like this...

    Less stuff = Less mess. 

    To add to the mix they're both rubbish at coming up with suggestions and storage isn't exactly abundant. Hence gifts need to have a purpose and not take up too much space.

    And so it falls to me to come up with ideas and I tend to go for gifts that can be useful with maybe one or two, inspired choices. This is what I've come up with so far...

    Lights from Cable & Cotton to cheer up their drab studenty rooms...

    Mojito for Olivia
    and Cherry Pop for Sophia

    Converse Pumps

    Sophia has been a fan of Converse for a very long time. And as her current pair are looking rather worn, I've treated her to a pair of these...

    Converse Well Worn Hi Trainers

    Olivia, on the other hand prefers Skechers and so I've picked these out instead...

    Skechers Bobs Utopia Lazy Daisy

    Swatch watch....

    As Sophia's a rower, any watch has to be waterproof, so I've gone for this...

    Swatch - Pretty Sexy
    Right now I'm struggling to find a watch for Olivia, so I guess that means just one thing... another shopping trip.


    Sophia has asked for only one thing: perfume. As she's been borrowing my Coco Chanel all summer long I was only too happy to oblige. This is what she's chosen after a month of spritzing fragrances in department stores...

    Kenzo Jeu d'Amour

    Olivia has asked for some of her reading list for this semester as she's studying English Literature and loves books. This is what I've ordered to help her out:
    •  Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fenon
    • The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby
    • Falling Man - Don Delillo
    • A Tale For The Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
    • Belinda - Maria Edgeworth
    • The Nature of Blood - Caryl Phillips
    • The Book of Daniel - E. L. Doctorow
    • The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacialupi
    • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg
    • Quicksand & Passing - Nella Larson
    • The Grass Is Singing - Doris Lessing
     Books are always appreciated by my eldest daughter and she is always happy to receive them.

    After I've sorted all of my own gifts to my daughters sussed, I dread the onslaught of calls from friends and relatives... "What are we going to get the girls for their birthdays?" And I'll be thinking: I haven't a clue and I'm their mother. Vouchers anyone?

    Mr A is even tougher to buy for as he's not materialistic in the slightest. I've concluded only that we'll have a lovely day out... just the two of us. I'm certain he will appreciate some time away from the mayhem at home.

    So, what do you buy your nearest and dearest when you're stuck for ideas and need all the help you can get? All inspiration gratefully received...

    Until next time...

    Copyright©2014 Izzie Anderton

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    Saturday, 30 August 2014

    The Trouble With Sleep...

    The end of summer is a busy time of year in the Anderton house. For starters more than half the family have birthdays between 29th August and 13th September, this includes my husband and twin daughters. The girls also head back to university mid-September and before that, they're going on holiday for a week. Sophia also has an interview in Birmingham and is cramming in as many rowing events as possible before she leaves again.

    Consequently my mind's on overdrive as I negotiate present buying, arranging parties, fathoming out whether (or not) we're all available for various social events and thinking about the girls' return to uni.

    And the trouble with sleep at the moment is... I don't ever seem to get enough...

    On Tuesday night my mind was so overloaded as I attempted to sleep that instead of sleeping, I kept on thinking. The more I tried to silence the random thought bubbles forming inside my head, the worse it got.

    When my daughters spotted the trailer for I Don't Know How She Does It a few years ago, their comments were, "Mum, does this remind you of anyone?" Yep, if ever there was a film that hit a nerve... this was it! At the time I was working for the NHS and although I loved my career, there were days when I had no idea how we made it through till bedtime unscathed.

    You can check out the trailer here and if you haven't seen the film already, it comes highly recommended....

    It was a shocking realisation once my daughters were all grown up that some of the issues are still right at the forefront of my troubled mind and responsible for many a sleepless night. Obviously, some have disappeared altogether, but only to be replaced with thoughts like...
    • OMG, where the hell are my daughters?
    • Are they going to get out of bed in the morning, we need to do x, y and maybe even z!
    • Have they remembered to... insert whatever (there's always so much to choose from!)
    So, inspired by the film, here is a little quiz I've compiled all about the things that keep me awake. Warning, there are a few tricky ones in there with more than one correct answer. To help you out, there are also one or two clues. Good Luck... 

    1. What are my daughters doing as I head off to bed on Tuesday night at 11pm?
          a. Watching a film.
          b. Reading and/ or studying quietly.
          c. Sleeping like babies.
          d. Listening to music and giggling a lot.

     2. It's 1am on Wednesday morning, what has woken me up so far?
          a. Nothing.
          b. Sophia taking a shower at midnight.
          c. Mr A fidgeting.
          d. Olivia popping in for a chat about books.

     3. Now it's 2am on Wednesday morning, what am I doing?
         a. Sleeping peacefully.
         b. Reading a good book.
         c. Meditating.
         d. Making a list in my head of all the things I need to remember tomorrow.

     4. After failing to get back to sleep for another hour, what am I doing at 3am?
         a. Yoga.
         b. Enjoying a pot of tea.
         c. Checking Twitter notifications.
         d. Writing a list.

     5. What are the rest of the family up to at 3am?
         a. Sympathising with my inability to sleep.
         b. Sophia: sleeping.
         c. Olivia: also sleeping.
         d. Mr A: sleeping and snoring.

     6. How many random tasks compiled in my head in the early hours of Wednesday morning did I actually
         manage to complete?
         a. None. 
         b. One or two.
         c. About half.
         d. Are you kidding? All of them! Tomorrow's another day and tonight there will be a whole new list under

      7. It's after midnight on Thursday morning, what's keeping me awake now?
          a. Absolutely nothing, I'm completely shattered after yesterday.
          b. A combination of heavy rain and Mr A breathing.
          c. The family pet who's just wandered upstairs because someone forgot to feed her.
          d. I need a glass of water.

      8. The girls are going to a party on Friday night, how will I sleep? 
         a. Like a log.
         b. I'll doze on the sofa while awaiting their safe return.
         c. On and off, while repeatedly getting up to see if they're home.
         d. I won't sleep a wink until they're back, despite the fact that when they're at uni I know nothing and this
             doesn't bother me!

    So, there you have it. If you correctly guessed answer 'd' to questions 1, 3, 6 and 8 - well done. The slightly trickier questions were 2, 4, 5 and 7, the correct answers were actually b, c and d!

    So what was on the list in my head in the early hours of Wednesday morning exactly?
    • What do I buy my mum for her birthday next week?
    • Check train times and location of hotel for Sophia's interview.
    • Remember to call Dad and invite him over for dinner on Thursday evening. 
    • Remind Sophia to double-check she has all of the documentation required for her interview. 
    • Make appointment at the vets for Kitty. 
    • Remember change for the car park at the station: no one else will! 
    • Don't forget to deliver Nephew's birthday gift before leaving for Birmingham. 
    • Make a start on the housework before going out (as always when the girls are home, the house is a tip!)
    • Attempt a couple more loads of washing as there's still a formidable-looking laundry pile left over from daughters' camping trip last weekend.
    •  And finally, how do you dry 2 sopping wet pairs of trainers that are currently abandoned on garage floor after the aforementioned rain-soaked camping trip?
    I've tried making lists in the evening before heading to bed and discovered only this...

    There will always be one thing I've forgotten and this will bug me for the rest of the night! I need to be able to write lists in bed, it's the only way to go.

    I'm happy to report that Sophia's interview was successful and if all goes to plan she will be working in the US next summer. I'm guessing that's something else that's going to give her mum a few more sleepless nights, but I couldn't be happier for my daughter.

    Until next time...

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    Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    The Blog Spot Interview - Jaime Oliver

    This week's blog spot interview features the lovely Jaime Oliver from The Oliver's Madhouse. Jaime's blog features posts about lifestyle changes, reviews and fabulous tales of family adventure with a toddler and a teen. Jaime also hosts not one, but two blog hops! Magic Moments on Mondays and Active Family on Thursdays. If you haven't come across Jaime's blog before, you should pop over for a read.

    Here, Jaime shares her thoughts on being a mum, everyday life and karaoke...    

            What’s the inspiration behind The Oliver’s Madhouse?
    As awful as it may sound there is no exciting inspiration in The Oliver’s Madhouse (blog that is, not family). It’s just about us. It’s not to have the prettiest pictures or to be a chart climber, it’s just about capturing our life as honestly and accurately as possible. I made a promise to myself that when I started it, I wanted a fair representation of our lives and the madness that goes round in my head… I think that’s working.

    I wanted the kids to look back on the blog in the future and see what was life was actually like... and not an idealized view of what a picture may have represented.

            What’s your favourite waste of time?
    Whoever invented the refresh button on social media platforms will never ever get a Christmas card from me. I am a complete sucker for the refresh button and the procrastination that it can bring, especially on Facebook and Twitter. If I need to get work done I have to come out of them, mute my phone and set time frames while working, or I would get totally carried away.

            Have you ever tried karaoke? If yes, what song? 
    Oh dear goodness… it’s like you're inside my closet and dragging out the skeletons!

    Yes… I have tried karaoke… badly… I am a terrible singer and it only gets worse with alcohol. Thankfully these days with age I have given up almost all drinking (I am too much of a control freak I fear). 

    I have only ever sung one song. I only remember snippets of that night and from what I remember of singing, it wasn’t one I'd ever want to relive!

            Do you have any hidden talents?
    I used to play a euphonium as a young teen but other than eye-rolling, my talents these days are far less exciting… verging on non-existent. Maybe I need to take up a new thing!

             What drives you completely insane?
    Ungratefulness – is an ugly trait and it drives me crazy, along with dog poo on pavements, cold callers and rude folk. I think I better climb off my soapbox as I really could moan for England!

            The best book in the world is…
    I would like to offer some insightful title being an avid reader; however there is one book that I’ve read that makes me cry all the way through. It’s based on domestic violence and although not my normal read, my mum read it and passed it on to me many years ago after saying it sounded like my past life.

    I no longer have the book, nor can I remember it’s full title but I am searching for it again. Not to feel sorry for myself, but it makes me stronger knowing where I came from. It’s like each time I read it, it gave me a little piece of me back, if that makes sense?

            What were the last 3 things you bought?
    My daughter some new pants.
    A new ironing board.
    Some apples… yep, I really am rock and roll!

     What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?

    Save! I was notoriously bad and spent money hand over fist until the age of 21, when I was on my own with daughter and penniless!

    Take time to enjoy each day… even if it’s only for a few minutes.

    Lastly, I would tell my 16-year-old self that in 10 years’ time when the option to buy my own house came along, buying a newer build will not be a financially wise move. Go for the first house you look at and snap their hand off!

            Wine – red, white or rosé?
    Rosé is my fave, it has to be super chilled. Although having said that, it’s been nearly 3 months since I had a proper drink!

            Describe a typical day in your life...
    Kids eat breakfast, while I get ready. I get the toddler and house straight while chasing the teen to hurry up. She finally sets off for school ten minutes before registration and then I start work.

    I work from home, so have my desk in the living room so I can see Joshua and he can intermittently pass me krabby patties he has made (damn SpongeBob square pants).

    While making lunch I tend to go on a cleaning spree… washing on, wet load on the line and then spend the most of the afternoon flitting from work to toddler to washing/ironing/cleaning/cooking (delete as appropriate). Hubster gets in at 2.30pm as he starts work super early and so then it’s on with prepping, cooking, sorting tea, baths, showers and toddler to bed. Then I pick up work again, often till the early hours.

    It’s often about as exciting as we get, but I love it. Working from home, although it’s often harder to get stuck in with a toddler in tow, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

            Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with and why?
    A lift engineer! I hate lifts and I would hate getting stuck in one even more! My borderline OCD tendencies would be going nuts, so stick me in there with someone that can fix it and fix it quick!

            What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
    In my teens I helped crew an ocean youth club yacht to Holland. We were even pulled away by a tug from an oil rig! On the way home there was no wind so we were using the engine. It developed a fault and we crept into the red markers round the base of an oil rig which was dangerous, so we were pulled back out. Although thinking about it now terrifies me. At the time it was super exciting!

    Thanks to Jaime for her refreshingly honest answers and for being my guest this week. 

    If you'd like to be featured on The Blog Spot Interview, please drop me an email at and I'll be in touch. It's always lovely to hear from fellow blog authors and learn more about the fabulous people who make the blogging community such a wonderful place to be.

    Until next time...

    Copyright©2014 Izzie Anderton
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    Saturday, 23 August 2014

    Fantasy Home by the Sea...

    For those of you who are regular readers of my blog you'll know that I've always dreamt of living by the sea. I've recently joined Pinterest and started a board crammed with  ideas that I hope to be able to furnish my seaside pad with someday. So, when I spotted the Dream Room Blogger Competition over at Little Stuff's Blog, I was inspired to have a go. The competition is being run by Anglian Home to promote the launch of their digital magazine, Good to Be Home. The prize is £750 in John Lewis vouchers.

    The thought process behind all of my selections is bringing the great outdoors inside. I'm under no illusion that the great British winter can be harsh, especially if you live by the coast and so, making the most of themes and colours inspired by nature has been influential in each of my choices. This is how I envisage my living room will look...

    Lighting and Furniture...

    1. Mojito Colour Set - £32.95 for 35 lights (Cable & Cotton), 2. Driftwood Side Table - £120 (French Connection), 3. Kos Coffee Table - £473 (Denelli Italia) 4. Sebastian 7 Light Drop Ceiling Light - £290 (John Lewis), 5. Lazio 3-Seater Sofa in Dark Chocolate Leather - £982.80 (Denelli Italia).

    Decorative Accessories...

    6. Rocks In The Sea - £242.94 (40" x 26.63" Canvas Print - Fine Art America), 7. Mediterraneo Fruit Bowl - £78 (Alessi Shop), 8. Casa Fly Magazine Rack in Blue Turquoise - £235.45 (Harrogate Interiors), 9. Honeycomb Glass Bud Vase - £22 (French Connection), 10. Christian Lacroix Tempera Rug - £995 (Occa).

    Sitting comfortably? Wrap up warm and read a good book...

    11. Cattelan Italia Sylvester Chaise - £2841 (Thru The Looking Glass), 12. Croft Collection Flynn Ribbed Knit Cushion in Natural - £25 (John Lewis), 13. Taschen 100 Getaways Around the World - £35 (Amara), 14. Croft Collection Flynn Ribbed Knit Cushions in Petrol Blue - £25 (John Lewis), 15. Luxe Natural Fur Throw - £90 (Next),

    I like to think this room would be brilliant all year round, whether (or not) my daughters are home from university. Here's to making plans and moving house in the not too distant future....

    The competition closes at 23:55 on Monday 25th August 2014 and there are lots of fabulous entries. I hope you'll pop over and take a peek.

    Click on the image below for full terms and conditions.

    Good to be Home Dream Room Competition

    Until next time...

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