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Without a doubt, Jamie Oliver is one of my all-time favourite celebrity chefs. The Naked Chef was the first cookbook I ever bought, and I've since collected pretty much all of his other books. I love his London restaurant, Fifteen, but I'm a more frequent visitor to Jamie's Italian, a chain of affordable restaurants that feature traditional, rustic Italian dishes The nearest restaurant to us is in St Albans, and right next door is Jamie's Pizzeria, a standalone pizzeria serving handmade pizzas and yummy accompaniments. Last weekend Ian, the boys and I were invited along to review the new pizzeria and see what they have to offer.

Jamie's Pizzeria. St Albans, Hertfordshire

Without a doubt, Jamie Oliver is one of my all-time favourite celebrity chefs. The Naked Chef was the first cookbook I ever bought, and I've since collected pretty much all of his other books. I love his London restaurant, Fifteen, but I'm a more frequent visitor to Jamie's Italian, a chain of affordable restaurants that feature traditional, rustic Italian dishes The nearest restaurant to us is in St Albans, and right next door is Jamie's Pizzeria, a standalone pizzeria serving handmade pizzas and yummy accompaniments. Last weekend Ian, the boys and I were invited along to review the new pizzeria and see what they have to offer.

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

Happy Days: Hello Sunshine

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

This is one of those rare times that I am tempted to step into the realm of vlogging, so that I can show you just how amazing this little speaker from Panasonic truly is. The SC-RB5 is one of the newest additions to Panasonic's range of wireless speaker systems, and the funky device works using "Resonance Bass" technology to produce quality sounds. 

When the speaker is placed on any hard surface or object, such as a table, kitchen worktop or even a wooden floor, it sends vibrations through those objects which amplify the sound. Not only that, it has the unique feature of being able to adapt its noise to the surface it is placed on. I was sent one to review, and I was seriously impressed by the quality of sound it produces. Read on to learn more, and enter the giveaway to win one for yourself! 

Review & Giveaway: Panasonic SC-RB5 Bluetooth Speaker

This is one of those rare times that I am tempted to step into the realm of vlogging, so that I can show you just how amazing this little speaker from Panasonic truly is. The SC-RB5 is one of the newest additions to Panasonic's range of wireless speaker systems, and the funky device works using "Resonance Bass" technology to produce quality sounds. 

When the speaker is placed on any hard surface or object, such as a table, kitchen worktop or even a wooden floor, it sends vibrations through those objects which amplify the sound. Not only that, it has the unique feature of being able to adapt its noise to the surface it is placed on. I was sent one to review, and I was seriously impressed by the quality of sound it produces. Read on to learn more, and enter the giveaway to win one for yourself! 

Last year I introduced you to Nibbling, a new brand of baby-safe jewellery designed right here in the UK, in London. The range includes bracelets, necklaces, teethers and dummy clips, all made with 100% silicone which means they are perfectly safe for little ones. The jewellery is available in a huge range of shapes and gorgeous colours, and the soft silicone beads are ideal for babies to hold, chew and play with. All of Nibbling’s jewellery is free from BPA, phthalates, and heavy metals. They’re also dishwasher safe, and can be popped in a steam steriliser.

Giveaway: Nibbling Teething Rattle & Bracelet

Last year I introduced you to Nibbling, a new brand of baby-safe jewellery designed right here in the UK, in London. The range includes bracelets, necklaces, teethers and dummy clips, all made with 100% silicone which means they are perfectly safe for little ones. The jewellery is available in a huge range of shapes and gorgeous colours, and the soft silicone beads are ideal for babies to hold, chew and play with. All of Nibbling’s jewellery is free from BPA, phthalates, and heavy metals. They’re also dishwasher safe, and can be popped in a steam steriliser.

It's no secret that I am fascinated by pregnancy and childbirth, you only have to take a look at my Beautiful Births section to see that I love to read all about it. My ideas, opinions and knowledge of birth have changed a lot since I was pregnant for the first time though. Before the arrival of my first baby, I assumed I had to do as I was told by my midwife and the obstetricians. So many of the books I read seemed to reinforce this idea. In hindsight I realised that actually, it's me that is in control, and it is me that can choose the kind of birth experience I want to have. This empowerment led to me getting the birth I really wanted with my second baby. 

Kicki Hansard is an award-winning birth and postnatal doula and she has been helping parents prepare for the arrival of their babies since 2002. As a mother of two herself, Kicki believes that childbirth is a completely normal event, that our bodies are more than capable of physiological birth, and that good support, knowledge and defined but flexible expectations can really make the difference. Kicki sent me a copy of her book, The Secrets of Birth, to review after discovering my keen interest in pregnancy and childbirth.

Review & Giveaway: The Secrets of Birth by Kicki Hansard

It's no secret that I am fascinated by pregnancy and childbirth, you only have to take a look at my Beautiful Births section to see that I love to read all about it. My ideas, opinions and knowledge of birth have changed a lot since I was pregnant for the first time though. Before the arrival of my first baby, I assumed I had to do as I was told by my midwife and the obstetricians. So many of the books I read seemed to reinforce this idea. In hindsight I realised that actually, it's me that is in control, and it is me that can choose the kind of birth experience I want to have. This empowerment led to me getting the birth I really wanted with my second baby. 

Kicki Hansard is an award-winning birth and postnatal doula and she has been helping parents prepare for the arrival of their babies since 2002. As a mother of two herself, Kicki believes that childbirth is a completely normal event, that our bodies are more than capable of physiological birth, and that good support, knowledge and defined but flexible expectations can really make the difference. Kicki sent me a copy of her book, The Secrets of Birth, to review after discovering my keen interest in pregnancy and childbirth.

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

Happy Days: Summer Fun

Welcome to Happy Days! Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

Several weeks ago I received an email from Oblumi, a relatively new company based out in Spain, inviting me to review their innovative Tapp device. The Oblumi Tapp is a small device which connects to your mobile phone through the earphone jack and becomes a digital infrared thermometer,allowing you to quickly check yours or your child's temperature on either their forehead or their ears, and you can also check the temperature of liquids. Intrigued, I said yes! 

Review: Oblumi Tapp Family Thermometer

Several weeks ago I received an email from Oblumi, a relatively new company based out in Spain, inviting me to review their innovative Tapp device. The Oblumi Tapp is a small device which connects to your mobile phone through the earphone jack and becomes a digital infrared thermometer,allowing you to quickly check yours or your child's temperature on either their forehead or their ears, and you can also check the temperature of liquids. Intrigued, I said yes! 

To support the launch of their new Xperia X smartphone, Sony have asked bloggers to share some of our most precious, fleeting moments; those blink and you'll miss it moments that help define who you are and the life you lead, or as Sony is calling them, 'X Moments'. As as a parent, we have so many X Moments throughout our children's lives, and it is those moments that define who I am as a mother. I often think how lucky we are to live in the digital age, with the technology that we have at our fingertips that allows us to capture so many of these moments. 

My X Moment with Sony Xperia

To support the launch of their new Xperia X smartphone, Sony have asked bloggers to share some of our most precious, fleeting moments; those blink and you'll miss it moments that help define who you are and the life you lead, or as Sony is calling them, 'X Moments'. As as a parent, we have so many X Moments throughout our children's lives, and it is those moments that define who I am as a mother. I often think how lucky we are to live in the digital age, with the technology that we have at our fingertips that allows us to capture so many of these moments. 

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