November is without a doubt a long month. The excitement of Halloween is soon forgotten, and the colour of bonfire night seems like a world away as those dark nights set in. Leaving for work in darkness, and getting home in darkness soon becomes a norm. Even at the weekend, the parks become empty as the weather reaches freezing temperatures. I’m used to all of this affecting MY mood, but I haven’t noticed the effect in my kids before. Katie is really missing playing out with her friends. Not even a month ago at 6pm she could be happily scooting… View Post

One of my favourite places to eat and hang out in Edinburgh, is unsurprising The Pantry. Owned by my neighbours (and good friends), Chris and Charlotte – it’s a natural place for us to gravitate with kids. The play areas keep the kids happy and the presence of wine/coffee/copious amount of avocado keep me delighted! Charlotte has been helping me out on the blog for a while – from advising how best to decorate cakes – all the way to telling me where to shop! You may have noticed her Instagram takeover back in September as well, when she got… View Post

Back in October, we were lucky enough to be invited by The Tartan Blanket Company to join in with a beginners crash course in weaving. Hosted by Sarah from The Squid Ink Company, this promised to be a lovely way to spend two hours on a Sunday so as the most creative one in the team, our illustrator – Alison Soye – headed along! Read on for beautiful Scottish inspired products and to learn more about the beautiful Eagle and Fox HQ… The Squid Ink Co is actually based in Shawlands, Glasgow but run weaving workshops all round the UK. It has run… View Post

For the last few years, we’ve embraced the ‘rule’ that circulates the internet encouraging people to only gift each other four presents; something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. In addition to this, we have stocking gifts – that actually fit in a stocking – and a small gift from Santa. I’ve also fallen hook, line and sinker for Christmas Eve boxes too… but even then, these are not jammed packed with stuff. I would’ve have thought most people would be in favour of attempting to stem the tide of excess. Personally, I find… View Post

With cold days well and truly arriving, it’s tempting to just shut out the weather, whop the heating up and consume pints of hot chocolate. But the grim reality is that we’re out no matter how cold it is and the kids are literally dripping with germs. Whilst I can arm myself to the hilt with hand sanitiser, there is absolutely no way to avoid the tidal wave of coughs and colds upon us. For the last two nights, Thomas has wanted to hold my face whilst coughing directly in my face. This is truly what dreams are made of.… View Post