Posts by KatieP

LIFE: Go on, express your love!

IF the idea of Valentine’s Day makes you want to run for the hills, I urge you to hear me out. Just this once. Call me a silly old romantic fool, but I adore Valentine’s Day. Yes it’s completely commercialised and even a bit naff, but take away all the crap and all the clutter, and what you’re left with is something rather wonderful I think. Today is a day

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LIFE: Pouting In Heels is one year old!…

My little blog is one year old! I cannot quite believe it! The last 12 months have been very eventful on a personal level. Those of you who visit this blog will know that I gave birth to my amazing daughter Elsie Florence back in July. I also moved house (with a seven week old baby!) just a few months after so in all honesty I’m amazed to be sat

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Postnatal stuff no one ever tells you (so I will)

IT can be a little bewildering when you’ve just had a baby, in more ways than one. After giving birth to Elsie, I spent many an occasion thinking ‘is this normal?!‘ and found myself frantically Googling away, hoping to find some answers. They say that honesty is the best policy, so with this in mind, here are some postnatal truths that every new or expectant mum should know. —— It

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Lessons from Elsie: Stay calm to cope

Call me bonkers, call me fiery, call me hormonal (or don’t if you’ve any sense) but sometimes life’s little challenges have been known to make me want to bloody well scream. It’s the little stuff that makes me want to lose it. You know, the car keys you can’t find, knocking over your last glass of wine, that kind of thing. Life’s little annoyances really get my goat. But when

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Style: A ‘poutalicious’ brooch…

For me, the best jewellery pieces are those that have tales to tell. (What can I say? I’m a sentimental softie at heart.) So when a very lovely friend of mine offered to design and make me a bespoke jewellery piece, I was deeply touched and naturally, snapped her incredibly talented hand off straight away. Jessica Steele, off Bijoux Twenty Two Jewellery, describes her designs as unique and timeless and

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Body image. Stop hating, start loving.

Ok ladies, hands up. Who around here loves their body? By my powers of guesstamation (yes, a new word I’ve conjured up), I’m thinking there may not be many hands in the air right now. But I ask you this. Why on earth is that? Why is it so hard for many of us to love our bodies as they are, right now. Yep, right this very minute. Take a

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A letter to 2012…

Dear 2012, We didn’t start out the best of friends – let’s be honest being bed-ridden with a bad back wasn’t the nicest way to begin the year – however after 12 months together, I am really going to miss you. I thought I’d write to you, to let you know, that YOU have been the best year of my life to date. Admittedly, 1996 and 2008 were pretty special

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Xmas…

With just a few days to go before the big day, it’s safe to say that we’re beginning to feel rather festive in the Portman household. I’ve always loved Christmas, but this year I am ridiculously excited, as it’ll be Elsie’s first Christmas and our first as a family. All of which means it’s going to be extra special. When it comes to Christmas decorations, in the past, the Husband

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