Sali Hughes Follows Me On Twitter

Celebrity bragging

This conversation happened recently. Me: Oh I love Sali Hughes' blog. Friend: Me too. She's a legend. Me: She follows me on Twitter, you know. Friend: You are officially famous. Me: Ant & Dec followed me on Twitter once. Then they unfollowed me a few hours later.... Friend: Oh. Shortly afterwards, as well as thinking "God, I'm a knob", it struck me how strange ...

Boomer 2 in 1 Balance Bikes? A Stroke Of Genius

Toddler girl on balance bike in the park

When you have a growing toddler, there are certain things to buy that are on an imaginary tick-list. Paint set? Tick. Julia Donaldson books? Tick. Scooter? Tick. You look around at other kids for inspiration and ideas, because, when it's your first child, you usually have to constantly learn what kids of that age are ...

Morrisons Nutmeg Kids Clothes Go SPOOKY!

Morrisons Nutmeg Halloween Kids t-shirt

I make no secret of my love for supermarket kids' clothing. They're great places to stock up on basics like leggings, t-shirts, pants, socks, hats and gloves. Just last week, I did a quick trolley dash from the pizza aisle to the clothing section, to pick up some t-shirts for my tot. (True story: the ...

Reasons NOT To Buy This Amazing M&S Winter Coat

Marks and Spencer black and white check coat 2013

Do you ever get a bit obsessed with an item of clothing that you convince yourself you HAVE to own? I do. All the time. And the latest object of my obsession is a Marks and Spencer winter coat. I first spotted it back in May when I went to the M&S A/W press day ...

Creative Pregnancy Announcements: Cute or Cheesy?

Cute way to announce pregnancy

Today, Rachel Stevens (you know, her off of S Club 7 and Strictly Come Dancing....) announced she's pregnant with her second child. The brother or sister to three year old Amelie will be born in early 2014. Rachel announced her exciting news (congrats Rachel!) by posting a link on Twitter - the link takes you ...

Harper Beckham: Steal Her Girly Doc Marten Style

Steal Harper Beckham's Doc Marten Look

I just can't help it. I'm a bit obsessed with Harper Beckham. Just this week, I've cooed over the pics of her on the NYFW frow on daddy David Beckham's lap, sat next to none other than US Vogue editor Anna Wintour. And now, these latest photos of Harper out with David on a playdate ...

12 Signs That Autumn Is Here

Red and orange autumn leaves on the ground

1. Your Saturday evenings are less 'glass of rosé and a cheeky BBQ in the garden while the kids sleep' and more 'red wine and take away in front of The X Factor'. Bonus points if you're quietly looking forward to having the fire lit too. 2. Your Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with back ...

3 Things I Learned From Appearing On ITV1′s Lorraine

Award winning parent blogger Alison Perry appears on Lorraine

This week, I did something a bit exciting: I appeared on live breakfast TV. It was exciting but bloody nerve-wracking. In the 24 hours leading up to my appearance, I worried and fretted, imagining myself to say something stupid and embarrassing myself. I don't find being on TV or radio particularly easy. Some people I ...