Where is Miss Portmanteau?

It’s been a while since my last blog post. So I’d like to take a moment to explain what’s really been going on, where I’ve been… and where I’m going to!

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My Favourite Banana Bread Recipe

Everyone now has a favourite banana bread. Were you even in the pandemic if you didn’t cook banana bread at least once?

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Oddbox: Rescuing Odd and Surplus Fruit and Veg

Oddbox is a home delivery service on a mission to save perfectly healthy and delicious fruit and vegetables from going to waste.

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Lockdown 2.0 and the 5 Stages of Grief

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance are the five stages of grief. Here’s how they apply to us as we head into Lockdown 2.0.

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#Stayhome: How I’m Surviving the Coronavirus Lockdown

Whatever your situation, it’s the little things like fresh flowers, wine o’clock, and daily walks that can help us “survive” #stayhome during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Balmonds: The 100% Natural Remedy for Dry Skin!

Balmonds is a 100% natural skincare range, originally for people with dry skin conditions, it also helps treat dryness from excessive hand washing to avoid COVID-19!

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Did I Really Just Get The Coronavirus?

As we come together against the biggest common enemy of modern times, one can only wonder, what the heck is next?

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HelloFresh, Even For People Who Can’t Cook

We signed up to HelloFresh hoping it would help my husband learn how to cook, this is our story.

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The Perfect Date Night at Twist Kitchen, Marylebone

Twist is a popular local restaurant in Marylebone, serving quality tapas with a modern twist in a warm and unpretentious setting.

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Newborn Baby Essentials, A Checklist for City Mums

Being a city mum comes with its own set of challenges. Therefore I’ve drawn up a list of all the things you will need to prepare for the first 6 months of your big arrival.

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What to Expect in the Fourth Trimester

Books and antenatal classes will tell you things about newborn poop and how many nappies are normal. But what they won’t tell you is how it feels to suddenly become Mum and Dad…

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The Hidden Costs of Breastfeeding

Before having my baby, I attended an NCT breastfeeding course where we were told three key things about breastfeeding. That it is (1) possible for everyone (2) free and (3) convenient. However for me, it was none of these.

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How to Spend A Ridiculous Unforgettable Luxury Weekend in Macau

So what does it take to impress today’s Instagram-seen-it-all generation? Try Macau, the former Portuguese colony turned gambling mega-city, a place so ridiculously extravagant that even a Sheikh would raise his eyebrows.

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The Most Glamorous Private Parts of Pregnancy

Everything ‘they’ won’t tell you about pregnancy. From vomiting and burping to constipation, the H-word, swelling, every type of pain, and (sorry) more…

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Amawrap Newborn Baby Sling Review

In this post I look at the benefits of babywearing, review the award-winning Amawrap sling and explain the key differences between baby slings and carriers.

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My Birth Story Part 3: How It Happened

This blog post is the last of three where I reflect on what it was like giving birth and tell my story of how it happened…

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My Birth Story Part 2: How Was It?

It’s a question most people ask after you’ve had a baby… But the question has a few problems, and I have a few problems with the question!

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Things I’ve Missed Most During My Pregnancy

A lot of things changed for me when I became pregnant. While it’s all natural and part of the journey, I’m still human, and as I count down the days until baby, here’s what else I’m looking forward to (it’s not what you think!)

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Samambaia Project: A Zero Waste Pop-up in London

Samambaia Project is a new pop-up restaurant in London that takes up the challenge of zero waste cooking and challenges you to see sustainability as the new normal, and not just a hype.

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Olloclip Photography Lens Review for Smartphone

Olloclip make clip-on lenses for both iPhone and android, basically equipping your smartphone camera with superpowers. Using a different lens, get creative with a range of wide-angle, fisheye and close-up shots…

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Best Pasta in London: Padella or Pastaio?

Handmade fresh pasta is one of the major food trends sweeping London. Over the past few years, Padella and Pastaio have become two of the biggest names in London’s pasta scene, but which is better?

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