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10 great beach bags

Now that summer is nearly upon us, like many of us desperate-for-sun Brits I’ve started hotfooting it down to the beach at the faintest whiff of reasonable weather… as per usual, carting craploads of nonsense with me – kids’ toys, cameras, books, blankets, changes of clothing, snacks, towels, suncream, blah blah blah (who ARE those women in the […]

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Festivals with kids: the ultimate checklist

With the sun rearing its head and tickets going on sale for summer fun, I thought it was a timely idea to chat festivals with kids! Last year we headed to Green Man festival in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with both kiddos in tow, and also spent a blissfully decadent few child-free days at Glastonbury.  Joe (12 […]

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Acorn & Pip: Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook

By day, when I’m not ‘Curving’,  I’m a photographer, specialising in photographing kids and families, and I was chuffed to bits when the lovely Lucy from Acorn & Pip got in touch to ask me to shoot their Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook. If you haven’t already checked out Acorn & Pip, please do! It’s a beautifully curated little treasure […]

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Huey’s book of the week: Would You Rather…

Would you Rather… has been around for a long time, and with good reason. I’ve had it on our shelves for over a decade since Joe was a baby, and I still love it just as much now as I did then. It’s full of those fabulous and distinctive John Burningham illustrations and gives little minds […]

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Colourful high street homeware hits

Spring’s arrival always puts me in the mood for giving my house a fresh injection of colour… and I’m so impressed with how much amazing, inexpensive stuff there is on the high street at the moment… Here are 10 picks for some colourful little treasures for the home, all just from Zara, Next or H&M, and all […]

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Ask The Clan #2: Potty training

Ask The Clan – words & wisdom from the Curve community Welcome to our second Ask The Clan feature, where we tap into our readers’ considerable knowledge and experience by inviting them to both ask and answer each other’s own family-related questions, so we can all make life a lot easier for each other! Curve readers are free to suggest questions / topics […]

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10 geometric treats for the home

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a total sucker for anything geometric. Here are my picks for some gorgeous geometric homeware gracing the shops today…. Go grab yourself some triangles/squares/circles/parallelograms! 1. Citrine triangle throw, John Lewis, £35 2. Geo tea cosy, Joanna Corney, £25 3. Areaware Table Tiles coasters, Trouva, £19.95 4. A Week of Dish Cloths by Ferm Living, […]

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Valentine’s Day ideas for parents (who can’t get a babysitter)

On Valentine’s Day, knackered parents everywhere face the task of trying to have a sexy evening with a total dearth of willing babysitters. For most of us, the formulaic ‘romantic meal at home’ option beckons… but there’s no reason why this exciting blueprint can’t be tailored to complement your hobbies/interests… For the handymen/women… Wear your ‘going out’ clothes, eat a […]

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5 great audiobooks

Following on from last week’s post about why I love audiobooks, I thought I’d give a few recommendations of audiobooks I’ve really enjoyed over the last year. As I mentioned in the last post, I tend to steer clear of any complex stuff when I’m choosing audiobooks – one slightly irksome thing about audiobooks is that […]

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Blog love: 4 heroes of peace and calm

I haven’t really made any firm resolutions this year… other than learning from a frantic 2016, vowing to make sure that my 2017 contains much more peace, calm, space and time, and to make sure I stick to what The Curve is all about… keeping thing SIMPLE. So, to kick off this year’s posts, here are […]

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