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I’ve been a bit slow with updating on the blogging front lately, mainly down to a newly acquired steam mop (must clean ALL THE THINGS!) and them there kids. Who knew they required so much upkeep? Seriously! Surely the 6 year old should be cooking his own meals by now? We’ve been baking together a lot lately and I even had a little bread lesson with my friend Gemma (which I will share soon!) It turned out so well that I got a bit cocky and thought I could make bread now so attempted a soda bread for St Patrick’s Day that was awful, to be perfectly honest. I will now only attempt to make bread under Gemma’s supervision. We’ve made banana bread too (technically, it’s cake, isn’t it?) and that was sort of OK… Little Dude won’t touch anything with fruit in or anything that he suspects may be healthy, the husband’s too polite to say anything, the littlest will eat anything and me…well, y’know…cake.

I have lots of bits and pieces to share with you later this week, I’m making some little tweaks here and there, adding a few new pages to the site and have some photos to share from some recent sessions. I’m also cutting down on social media because it was getting silly how much of a time suck it can be. I now *only* have Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. And Instagram. And Google+. But that’s all! Facebook is my favourite though and the easiest one to use, I think, so feel free to add me as a friend (I’m Hayley Shutterflies-Photography).

Lately I’m loving…

Sunnier days

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This little one’s love of books.

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My bike riding pro!

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Hair tutorials on YouTube. Thanks to these, I was able to do a (rather messy) french plait and realise a childhood dream. I always, always wanted a french plait like the girls down the road but my mum was shit at hair and couldn’t do it. In the end, I got a bob, I think she was just so sick of hearing me go on and on  about it! I can’t wait until Sunshine’s hair is a little longer and she’s capable of sitting still for longer than a few seconds so I can plait her hair too. It’s going to be so cute! I offered to do one for the Little Dude but he said no, oddly enough.

This video from Jo Whiley’s Sport Relief Challenge.

How great was Sport Relief? I’m really thrilled to tell you that the blogger relay that I took part in last month for Team Honk finished in John O’Groats yesterday and raised over £26,000 for Sport Relief. I LOVED Jason & Kylie and was really impressed by everyone’s efforts, especially Jo for spending 26 hours on a treadmill! That lady’s amazing!

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  • Charly Dove - Love that photo of the little one reading especially, great perspective. Sounds like you’ve been a busy bean! Those hair tutorials sound ace, hoping one day I can keep my 3 YO still enough to practice!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - I’m pretty sure I don’t have a girl because of the fact I would be rubbish at plaits.
    Well done to B on the bike riding! Clever boy xReplyCancel

  • Katie @mummydaddyme - You do make me laugh! That first paragraph is written exactly how you speak! xReplyCancel

  • Lucy at dear beautiful - I’m so glad I’m not the only one dreaming of French plaiting my little girl’s hair. It was one of the first things I said when she was born and I realised I had a girl! Hair tutorials on YouTube are a big weakness of mine, I can waste HOURS watching them. xReplyCancel

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