After thinking we couldn’t have children, I am almost at the point where I’m about to pop. So my husband and I have got our wriggle on and have almost got the nursery ready.

If I’m honest, I’ve hoarded children’s books for years, just in case. 

So it’s been important in the design of our nursery that they are safely stored but easily accessible. We’ve gone for an eclectic nursery with craft and vintage items in; we obviously didn’t want to get furniture from any old high-street shop.

So here we have a re-purposed item, which I think is perfect for storing books for little people: a hand-made herb planter.

I was inspired by the book shelves you find in libraries, where the children can flick through the books. So I’ve been on the look out for something suitable for a while now.

On EBay I came across this unpainted herb planter, made from reclaimed timber, for £15.

It’s been sanded down, painted with a soft yellow nursery paint and filled with some of the books I’ve collected. 

I love it! 

 

#Rainbow Brite Sprite #1980s #nursery #rainbowbrite

#Rainbow Brite Sprite #1980s #nursery #rainbowbrite

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This is amazing

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this should have an incredible amount of notes because this is so true like find a better word its not okay or funny…

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Lana Del Rey | 'Once Upon A Dream'

Lana Del Rey cover’s the Disney classic ‘Once Upon A Dream’ for the official soundtrack to the upcoming film Maleficent. It’s dark, twisted, and hauntingly beautiful in a way only Lana could have delivered. 

absolutely perfect fit

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im usually not a lana fan but this was absolutely perfect literally so amazing good bye

Haters gonna hate but I flipping love Lana Del Rey and this.

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Someone has made fake London Underground signs, and whoever did it is a ruddy genius.

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http://imgur.com/a/lUWTG

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Definitely lol’d a few times!

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Gender neutral baby stuff doesn’t have to be boring beige!

Gender neutral baby stuff doesn’t have to be boring beige!

Story Teller

My Story Teller collection is complete!

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This week I received the Story Teller 2 set of cassette tapes and magazines, the final set I needed. They join the Little Story Teller, the Story Teller one sets and a Christmas edition:  all in time for April when baby Johnson arrives.

My brothers and I were lucky enough to have been bought the magazine and cassette tape, that was released every fortnight, by our parents.

Each magazine and cassette contained several stories, songs or rhymes from around the world: classic fairy-tales, new stories, folk stories and myths. They are all read by well-known actors and actresses, including Joanna Lumley, Derek Jacobi, and Brian Blessed, to name a few. Imagine being read to sleep by Brian Blessed (he read Sinbad the sailor).

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It was from ST1 that I found my love for Oscar Wilde; listening to The Happy Prince over and over again. The ending broke my heart every time. There are lovely stories, silly stories, happy stories, sad stories and stories that scare the bejesus out of children, like the Japanese fairy-tale the Goblin Rat. Hear it here; it’s the screeches!

As an adult, about to have my first child, I appreciate them even more than I did, as they are not gender specific; boys and girls can enjoy ST without feeling excluded or like they’re listening to and reading a ‘girly/boy’ story.  

Bought from EBay, they are not cheap these days, so it has taken a while to collect everything. However, I’d urge anyone with children to look into Marshall Cavendish Story Teller collection, which I have seen available digitally (although I’m not sure if they are legitimate), as there is nothing else like them, and never will be.  They are available on YouTube also.

Parents I urge you to check them out! 

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Gordon’s alive!? Picked up the soundtrack to the best film ever yesterday. #FlashGordon #Vinyl #Queen

Gordon’s alive!? Picked up the soundtrack to the best film ever yesterday. #FlashGordon #Vinyl #Queen

Cockadoodledoo #leighonsea… It’s been too long.

Cockadoodledoo #leighonsea… It’s been too long.

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Breakfast of pregnant champions.

Breakfast of pregnant champions.

Can’t stop watching this. 

Can’t stop watching this. 

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Southend Hospital have an excellent fundraising shop. Picked up these but wanted them all. And they’ve got hand knitted baby cardigans. Great prices too; I’ll be back.

Southend Hospital have an excellent fundraising shop. Picked up these but wanted them all. And they’ve got hand knitted baby cardigans. Great prices too; I’ll be back.

Of course I was there well before them. These have been stored away for ages for our future Johnsonlings. #1980s

Of course I was there well before them. These have been stored away for ages for our future Johnsonlings. #1980s

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