Hello, Ciao, Hola, Bonjour …

See what I did there? I am really excited to be taking over the blog of Girl in the North from Katy. I hope I can do all of her hard work justice. I thought I would start with a little introduction into my life. I’ve been blogging on and off for the past year whilst posting my life and house on Instagram. So here goes! I’m Danielle, 30, mummy to a cheeky toddler Alice, wife to (a very handy) Andy and I live in Gateshead just over the water from Newcastle upon Tyne. We moved into our house around…

My favourite things include interiors and DIY and we are currently working our way though the house. I wouldn't say I have one particular style but I love to do things on a budget, I have a thing for pink and I love a good gallery wall. One part of my home that I absolutely adore is Alice's room which allowed me to be really creative and go a little bolder.

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Identical Twin Diaries: 18 Months Old

I started drafting this post back in December when Edie and Mabel had just turned 18 months… it seems only fitting that it’s taken me until now, the week before they turn 19 months to actually finish it! This generally happens with most things in my life right now. I haven’t wrote an update post since they were 11 and 1/2 months, so I figured it was about time for a catch up. Things I’ve learnt: I’ve probably covered this before but the happier I am, the happier they are. If I’ve managed to get some decent sleep and wake…

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The best twin pushchairs, prams and strollers according to me

The pre-baby me always had this vision that one day if I ever had a baby, that I’d wander round Durham city centre popping into  little boutique cafes to meet friends for coffee. I saw myself pushing a petite little pram over the cobbles, maybe getting take out and heading down the winding path to beside the river for a long walk while the baby cooed away… how wrong I was! Funnily enough whilst pregnant with the twins, I met my friend Katie one day for a cuppa at Flat White (a tiny little hidden away coffee shop on Elvet Bridge that…

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Sponsored | Weaning with Vital Baby

If I am brutally honest here, I have found the whole weaning / food process so flipping difficult. It wasn’t so difficult when Edie and Mabel first started with solids and would happily chomp away pulling funny faces but as they got older, there have been days where I would have happily ran away. I think in hindsight the problem was more to do with me than them, as they’ve grown so slowly and I’ve always been a little bit paranoid about this. I have friends who have three month old babies who weigh more than them and this always…

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Our Favourite Books

My mum read to me from been born and as a child I had the wildest imagination. My parents used to laugh because I was such a creative storyteller and they were convinced that one day I’d write books. I vividly remember some of the strange stories I played as a youngster and the imaginary games I used to come with. As an adult, I could always see what a massive investment reading to a child could be and although I never knew I was going to have children, I did know that when I did, that we would read…

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