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    Hello there, my name is Suzanne and this blog is my quest to find out if there is life after the school run. Now that my children are all teenagers, it's time to find me again - the coffee drinking, shoe-hoarding, 40-something mum with a passion for fashion, interiors and making sure that I get the very best out of life. You only get one chance, right? You're very welcome to tag along.

    Please do say 'hi' in the comments or come and find me on social media; I love to chat.

    Do you ever feel like you’re doing it wrong?

    ‘Why does no one blog about parenting teenagers?’  That was the plea that came across the internet a few nights ago and it’s one I’ve asked myself on numerous occasions. When our children reach the age of 13, it’s tumble weed on social media. I imagine this is largely due to the fact that our children are there too and…

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    At Home With: Nicky {Not Just the 3 of Us}

    Today’s featured home belongs to Nicky who is the author of Not Just the 3 of Us. Nicky started her blog in 2015, she covers everything about ‘midlife’ including her varied interests, family life and of course, her passion for all things luxury home decor. Nicky has a very distinctive taste and her clear love for luxury home decor flows…

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    Life: Is this how you imagined it?

    Do you remember that task in primary school, when we were asked to write about our future life and how we imagined it might turn out? I am guessing that many of us might have said something along the lines of being married, working as a teacher (we all LOVED our primary school teachers back then, didn’t we?) with 2.4 children and…

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    Bedroom Fit for a Teenage Boy

    Interiors posts are like buses round here – none for weeks, then they all come at once. When I started this blog back in 2016, one of my aims was to fall in love with my home again. I’ve always enjoyed ‘making our house a home’ – some new sofa cushions here, a touch of greenery there – but for a…

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    Stunning Views, Feeling Challenged and Birthday Vibes #LittleLoves

    As I write this, I am enjoying a much-needed family break in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall. Fresh air, surfing, afternoon naps and cream teas – just what the doctor ordered. It has been the perfect way to round off October and although I am normally a creature of habit who likes to spend their birthday at home, it has been so…

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    Creating the Perfect Shelfie with Wayfair

    I am someone who really appreciates beauty, whether that comes in the form of a stunning sea view, a small child’s beaming smile, or a perfectly arranged shelf, I’m easy. Yes, you read that right – I will happily sit back and admire a beautiful shelf from the comfort of my armchair; why not? Many of you will already know…

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    When Did Blogging Become a Dirty Word?

    It was a little over six years ago now, that I first tried my hand at blogging. As many of you know, before this one I had a family lifestyle blog called 3 Children and It. Without wanting to ‘blow my own trumpet’ it was relatively successful and by that, I mean that I had repeat readers, an engaged audience and…

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    5 Things to Look Forward to This Autumn

    Only a couple of weeks ago a friend told me she was feeling a bit blah; going through the motions of life if you will. She put it down to having nothing to look forward to. It can feel a bit like that when you return from your annual summer holiday can’t it? The holiday blues are most definitely a…

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    Cosy Jumpers, Question Time and Fresh Starts #LittleLoves

    September is a busy month; I’m sure it’s the same for most of us. Firstly there’s a new school year to contend with (finding a ‘new normal’ always takes longer than anticipated) and in this house, the new term is closely followed by our wedding anniversary plus two birthdays on consecutive days at the end of the month. I don’t…

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    At Home With: Becky {Pinks Charming}

    It’s time for a sneak peek into another blogger’s home; this time it’s the home of Becky from Pinks Charming. When I first caught sight of Becky’s photographs I was totally blown away; not only is it beautiful but she has done much of the house renovating herself and the attention to detail is stunning. You can see immediately that…

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    A Long Overdue Summer Catch Up

    It feels slightly odd to be wrapping up summer when I’m sitting here in a t-shirt, looking out at blue skies, with temperatures still well into their twenties. This summer really has been incredible and one to remember for so many reasons. If you’re a regular here then you will know that I never like to embark on a new…

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