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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

4th March 2016

Leaving it pretty late for my Mother’s Day post but if you are reading this Hub, here is my Mother’s Day wishlist. I’ve done all the hard work searching for you, all you need to do is pick – one, two or three items, it’s up to you! Or Mums, why not treat yourself this year and save the disappointment!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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  1. Selfish Mother Sweatshirt – Mama ‘Boyfriend’ Sweatshirt

    With a £15 donation going to Help Refugees UK, (a grassroots organisation doing amazing work on the ground for people in the Calais ‘jungle’ refugee camp, and on the Greek island of Lesbos, where asylum seekers are arriving everyday on perilously overpacked boats), what’s not to love about this Selfish Mother sweatshirt? I like the ‘Mama’ alternative in an eye-popping Hibiscus/Gold. Sold out at John Lewis but alternatives available at Selfish Mother. 

  2. Personalised Rose Gold Name Necklace

    I have wanted one of these personalised name necklaces for yonks but have never got round to getting one myself. It has to be in rose gold. Nothing else will do! Of course, kids come first and I have recently bought one for my daughter’s 10th birthday. You can get them on etsy or Not on the High St which are awash with name necklaces galore but can vouch for this one here. 

  3. Kikki K Stationery – Blush leather day planner

    Move over Tiger & HEMA, I have found a new stationery love. Kikki K Stationery has arrived in the UK. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of new stationery and the Scandinavians get it right every time. Love this Blush Pink Personal Planner. What more do you need when stationery is this beauiful?

  4. Kikki K Stationery – Boxed Dual Pen Set

    Simple things but I can never find a decent pen in this house. All I want for mothers day is this Dual Pen Set again from Kikki K.

  5. Bloom & Wild Flower subscription box

    Subscription boxes have really taken off this year but would love to get one of these Bloom & Wild boxes as an ongoing subscription. The Lizzie works out at £18.50 per bouquet sent every 28 days on an ongoing basis.

  6. Zara Printed dress

    I keep dreaming about this Zara printed dress. Have to stop myself as had a bit of a splurge recently on a number of midi dresses. Now just need somewhere to wear them!


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Back to School

1st September 2015
desk and 2 bookcases

Main Picture credit: Double desk and chairs from bobo kids 

It’s almost Back to School time folks and I couldn’t have a blog called homework without writing a post about it. So here’s my edit of stationery, backpacks, furniture, school shoes and winter coats. I also had a little help from my 9 year old assistant, Iyla, a mini-blogger in the making who has also compiled her pick of the best too.

Back to School Stationery & Rucksacks

When it comes to Back to School stationery, Dutch shop, HEMA (pronounced ‘hay-ma’) is the only place to go. They offer really good value pencil cases, notebooks and all types of stationery amongst a host of other homewares and accessories. HEMA launched in the UK for the first time last year which I was involved in. There are currently three HEMA stores in London but you can always buy online as they have a much wider selection.



1. Bakker Mini-Canvas backpack at Smallable | 2. Pencil cases at HEMA | 3. 50s retro accountant desk and chair at bobo kids | 4. A5 Notebook at HEMA | 5. Tropical pencils at HEMA 


Back to School Clothing, Shoes & Rucksack

Working within the limited parameters of what she can wear to school, here’s Iyla’s Back to School Edit below.


1. Eva & Oli Stars Rucksack at Smallable | 2. Fleecy Duffle coat at Zara | 3. Lee gloves at Smallable | 4. Patent black shoes at Lelli Kelly | 5. Bakker pom pom hat at Smallable 

Back to school Furniture & Lighting

When it comes to furniture, I love the retro, vintage inspired pieces from Laurette at bobo kids. They are available in 15 different colours and are a real nod to the 50s.


1. Retro bookcase at bobo kids | 2. Elektra Silver Desk Lamp at bobo kids | 3. Retro 50s desk at bobo kids | 4. Retro desk chair at bobo kids