Sunday Tittle Tattle: Whatchoo Lookin’ At?

Mr Bear giving me the evil eye. He doesn’t like to be photographed during his private moments (when he’s drinking water from the tap, eating whole prawns, on the toilet – not that I would want to take a picture of him in his toilet, though he does sometimes look very funny and human with his head sticking out of the top of his litter box!) and this is his best “whatchoo lookin’ at?” face.

Beauty catch-up: Five Makeup Tricks to Look More Awake…

It has been a funny old week; I went out to work (filming for The Telegraph) for the first time without the baby. I had been quite anxious about it, but actually it was really nice to have some time to myself. Before we started shooting on the first day I had a spare twenty minutes and got to sit about in the Green Room eating my Pret yoghurt and “Vitamin Volcano” smoothie. God, it was so relaxing! I even read a bit of Stylist magazine. I felt like a proper adult again, though I did have to spend some of the time expressing milk with my portable breast pump (oh the glamour) to stop my right boob from exploding.

I must dash and do some tidying because look:

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the window sill in my en suite. Luckily Mr AMR doesn’t ever set foot in there because he has a thing about mess. So do I – it actually makes me feel physically nauseous – I just never seem to be able to stay on top of it. I started sorting my bathroom cabinet two weeks ago and so far nothing has made it back inside, so today is the day. That and clearing up the clothes in the nursery so that we can move the baby’s cot in…

If you’re interested in my 8 Month Baby and Body Update then you can read that over on my blog The Uphill – if you’re not then I will be back tomorrow with a new post. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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Sunday Tittle Tattle: New Shirt, Murderous Stare

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Look, I know a new shirt isn’t big news, but I have to be honest: not a lot has happened this week. That I want to write about, at any rate. The quick dip into my local H&M was a definite highlight (as was the chocolate and salted caramel milkshake from Five Guys I downed whilst perusing the aisles) and the fact that I managed to nab myself such a pleasing bargain makes this prime weekly news fodder.

New shirt alert! What’s printed with palm trees, has a soft feel and only costs £7.99? The Light Pink/Palms Jersey Top from H&M! I’m off to get another one of these first thing on Monday – I see online that they have the same cut in different prints, too, so I may have to grab a few alternatives whilst I’m at it.

Excuse my murderous stare in the photograph – this particular picture was never actually supposed to see the light of day, it was just a quick test to try out a new background. I even have one eye more shut than the other, which isn’t ideal, but it’s the only photo I have of the shirt in question and I’m writing this in bed at 11.30pm on Saturday night so there’s no way I’m dragging myself back up to take a better one!

Anyway, if you like your tops with a relaxed fit, sexy neckline (not too revealing but in no way demure) and soft feel, you can’t go too far wrong with this H&M number. Not at that price. Find it here: H&M

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In other breaking news, well done to the following FORTY people who I am pleased to announce are the winners of the l’Occitane giveaway. Please hold tight and the brand will be in touch via email to get your prize choice and postal address!

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