Category Life

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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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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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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