Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry

“Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry” – Barbara Dale I think we can all relate to that.  Whether a working woman (9-5 sense) or a full time Mum/Housewife (24hr sense).  Laundry seems to be a never-ending, … Continue reading


In addition to ideas for throwing a baby shower, if indeed you are the mum-to-be and fancy doing something for your friends in return, check out this beautiful way of saying thank you – reasonably priced, easy to do, but ever so cute.


It feels like only yesterday I was planning the month ahead and already it’s here. It’s happened. The baby shower.

Apart from dinner parties and the occasional get together with friends. This is the first semi-formal event I’ve had to organise at home. And I’ve been a bit rubbish. Rushed as always. Of course I partly blame work – gets in the way. But all in all probably being a bit hard on myself. I did OK really! That’s the perfect housewife in me trying to get out.

The shower was set for 12pm – 3pm. Which was fine. But it meant that I had to really do everything in advance. There was 3 of us on the “committee”. Sarah in charge of gifts and telling mum-to-be as little as she needed to know; Magda who helped me set up and in charge of the all important dose of chocolate…

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Photoshoot with Magdalena Mahdy – the final set

 Magda has been hard at work and completed the final set of images from our photoshoot in October.  And I think you’ll agree, the final set is completely beautiful.

I can’t believe how wonderful she has made my cakes look, and how professional I look!

Check out Magda’s website for not only the collection of images from my shoot, but also various other delights from landscapes to portraits.

Thank you Magda  xx

Highlights from “a humble housewife” – Claire.