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A Blog & Vlogs Featuring Kick-Ass Mamas

I’m so lucky to have amazing ladies in my life-true friends who are bold, bright, damn right beautiful but also, most importantly, kind, generous in spirit, and super-sisterly. You can’t ask for more than that in life from your mates, can...
by Honest Mum on Dec 9, 2015

My Birthday Party, Blogiversary & Celebratory Vlogs: Unboxing Presents & What I’ve Learnt in 35 Years

I can't believe I turned 35 last Monday! Whoop the whoop! It's only just over a week in but so far, so good people! Read more...
by Honest Mum on Nov 24, 2015

A Weekend Away in Bath Without the Bambinos

As all you parents will know, it's rare to get 'couple time' when kids come along, and the last time Peter and I got a night away together was way back in June. A whole season ago then Read more...
by Honest Mum on Nov 18, 2015

Stylish Mama’s Hand-Me-Downs & a Family Fashion Shoot!

There are many perks to having a super stylish mama like mine! The post Stylish Mama’s Hand-Me-Downs & a Family Fashion Shoot! appeared first on Mummys Got Style.
by Mummy's Got Style on Nov 6, 2015

Top 10 Android Apps I (Ab)Use

Hi guys! I've decided to revive my Top Ten Tuesdays series (slowly, and prolly inch by inch) and today I'll be talking about the Top Ten Android Apps I (ab)use. It's not that I'm forcing you to download them and use them instead of your current apps...
by Musings of a Royal Superhero on Jul 7, 2015

Mad Blog Awards-Have You Voted?

Apologies in advance my dear readers, but I'm about to get all 'X-Factor contestant' on your asses! I'm extremely honoured to have been announced as a finalist in the Tot’s 100 2015 MAD Blog Awards in the Food Category and I would love if everyo...
by Honest Mum on Jun 14, 2015

Win A Designer Nova Harley Bag Worth £139

Just over a year ago, thanks to a post I'd written on Mummy's Got Style, I was approached by the luxury designer baby bag brand Nova Harley to model for them. At the time I actually couldn't believe it (there might have been some booty shaking round...
by Honest Mum on Apr 30, 2015

Our Weekend in Pictures-A Break in Liverpool, and Celebrating My Mum’s Birthday

This weekend saw us ensure ‘passportgate‘ never happens again with a trip to very lush Liverpool, one of our favourite cities in the UK, to submit and order Oliver’s new passport (yay)! Gloriously sunny for the most part it was ice...
by Honest Mum on Apr 20, 2015

Greek Easter-Family Life and Food in Pictures

We're Greek Orthodox here (I was born in the UK, both my parents are originally Greek Cypriot), and as the Greek Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter falls, not the Gregorian, our Easter fell last Sunday just gone, a week...
by Honest Mum on Apr 15, 2015

Modelling for Nova Harley, Cosatto & Jacques Vert Group

As a 5’6 hourglass UK size 10-12 mum of 2 in her early 30's, I never a dreamed that I would be lucky enough to have a career as a model let alone grace the pages of the global fashion bible, Vogue. However, thanks to the fabulous luxury designer ba...
by Mummy's Got Style on Apr 2, 2015

Modelling Campaign for Nova Harley, Cosatto & Jacques Vert Group

Blogging is utterly brilliant isn't it?! Thanks to my style blog Mummy's Got Style originally and this post HERE, stunning luxury designer baby bag brand Nova Harley hired me to model their beautiful changing bags, and nearly 1 year to the day, and 3...
by Honest Mum on Mar 25, 2015

Vanilla Custard in Filo Pastry

My Dad, award winning restaurateur George Psarias, appeared on ITV's Britain's Best Dish-The Chefs, a few years ago with the recipe for the custard in filo pastry also appearing in the book that accompanied the series. Read more...
by Honest Mum on Mar 17, 2015

Mother’s Day Competition: Win A £50 Voucher For The Olive Tree in Leeds

My own Mum is my biggest inspiration, the smartest, most selfless woman who did a cracking job of raising my brother, Solos and I and offers me crucial childcare, support and love in raising my own two sons. I literally don't know what I would do wit...
by Honest Mum on Mar 10, 2015

A Bundle of Septuagint Resources in Olive Tree, Under $50

Want to read the Old Testament in Greek on all your devices? This is the cheapest way I’ve seen to get started: until midnight PST tomorrow (1/6/15) night, you can get this Septuagint bundle for less than $50. It includes The Rahlfs-Hanhart Sep...
by Words on the Word on Jan 5, 2015

Welcoming in the New Year

The family got together for a little New Year's Eve shindig at our house this year which was just so relaxed and warm, and well, overflowing with laughter and love.A mush-ball of a sentence I know, but so flipping true.
by Honest Mum on Jan 5, 2015

New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, $99 in Olive Tree

An underrated but really good Bible dictionary is the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (NIDB). Published by Abingdon, the five-volume set is edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld and includes contributions of nearly 1,000 scholars. For a...
by Words on the Word on Jan 2, 2015

Our Festive Family Time

The theme of Christmas this year seemed to be relaxation for us-pure uninterrupted family time, with a self imposed social media silence allowing me to focus solely on the little ones.
by Honest Mum on Dec 30, 2014

Papa G’s Top 10 Tips for an Amazing Christmas Dinner

My Dad George is an award winning chef, founder and owner of a group of restaurants The Olive Tree in Leeds. A dab-hand at Christmas dinner, here he shares his tips to help make your Christmas feast, amazing!
by Honest Mum on Dec 19, 2014

Lamb Kleftiko (Oven Baked Lamb with Herbs)

Lamb Kleftiko is a firm favourite in this house. It literally means ‘stolen’ and the name was derived during the Ottoman Empire when Greek freedom fighters stole lamb, goats or sheep and cooked the meat in clay ovens or underground to eliminate s...
by Honest Mum on Dec 2, 2014

Blogger ng Pinas Basic Photography Tips and Tricks for Bloggers workshop

I attended the workshop hosted by Blogger ng Pinas titled " Basic Photography Tips and Tricks for Bloggers at Fully Booked BGC last November 8. I was excited to attend because as a newbie DSLR owner, I know I have a lot of things to learn to make my...
by Be Carol on Nov 24, 2014


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