Category Life

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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Pouting in: Pregnancy & Birth Magazine

To be clear, I’m not pouting in it really… but, this month you can catch me and my beautiful little lady in the December issue of Pregnancy & Birth magazine. In it I share Elsie’s birth story and talk about my experience of going over my due date. There are a couple of reasons why I decided to talk about something so personal. Firstly, I thought it would be a lovely

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Style: My ‘pretty as a picture’ necklace

I love a good piece of jewellery. In fact, I adore my new Cath Kidston necklace so much, I just had to share it with you all. Purchased on ASOS a few weeks ago,  this tiny pendant necklace isn’t the most impressive or flashiest item of jewellery I own, but it’s now one of my most favourite pieces. It’s small, subtle and cost little BUT – and this is the

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How I’ve missed thee!

Well hello there strangers! Finding the time to blog has been impossible of late but luckily I’ve managed to grab a few spare minutes to write, post, DO something with this ol’ neglected blog of mine. Elsie (my beautiful little lady) is of course my priority now, which means that my days and nights are spent doing the most important job in the world – being a Mum. I’ve also

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A very special announcement…

BEAN has arrived! Our beautiful daughter Elsie Florence Portman was born over a month ago on 20th July at 5.50am after a long and somewhat challenging 24 hour labour. She didn’t make things easy that’s for sure, but I can wholeheartedly say that bringing her safely into the world was the best moment of my life and I’d do it all again in a New York minute. I’ve been so

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Waiting for Bean…

Very soon life is going to change. In fact, everything is going to completely change for my husband and I. We’re waiting for the arrival of our little bundle of joy, our now not-so-little Bean.  Waiting for our son or daughter to come into the world and change our lives forever. Soon, we will no longer be a couple, but a family. It’s a pretty awesome thought. At 39 weeks

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My Maternity Must-Haves Part 2: Well-being

Growing a little person is hard work at times, which is exactly why us mums to be need to take extra special care of ourselves! To help you do just that, here are my maternity wellbeing must-haves and tips, to help keep you feeling great throughout the nine months. All have been tried, tested and LOVED by me. So have a well-earned rest, put your feet up, grab a cuppa

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