Edinburgh street with food restaurants

Hi, I’m Laura (@laurascoffs – totally shameless plug) and I’m a foodie based in Edinburgh! When Mel got in touch asking me if I was interested in writing a foodie guide to Edinburgh I was delighted as this feels like my calling. Two of my biggest passions are food and taking pictures of that food. Edinburgh is one of my…

Hygge flatlay

  The word ‘Hygge’ tends to be used a lot more around autumn winter time…so what is it and how can you embrace it? Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfort that brings feelings of wellness and contentment. It’s often used to describe how we survive winter because that’s when we…

top bedtime stories for toddlers

  Welcome to our bedtime bookshelf. I’ve laid out a couple of my favourite bedtime stories for toddlers that I love to read with my little girl. Charlotte is due to turn 18 months old soon, so is always after funny, colourful and entertaining books. Not too short and not too long. Just right for those bedtime cuddles,  with a…

This was never the plan and although I know I have a lot to be thankful for I can’t pretend that my soul doesn’t ache for parts of my former life. When I was 17 and in hindsight barely out of childhood myself I gave birth to my eldest son. He was and will remain always the light of my…

In today's screen-filled world, limiting time spent in front of TVs, on the phone or on the tablet can seem like a near impossible task. In addition, with the disruption many kids endured due to the pandemic and schools being closed, maintaining reduced screen time hasn't been easy. While it may take some time to get into, making some simple…

I'm not usually one to let things get the better of me or get on top of me as I’m fairly laid back as a rule, but this week all I can think about is the mound of spring cleaning and and carpet care I've got to do and the fact  that now the kids have gone back to school…

It’s all very well having a house that looks magazine-worthy, but it’s so important to live somewhere that feels like ‘home’; a reflection of your personality that’s truly unique to you, where you can relax in a sanctuary full of memories and harmony. Here are 5 top tips for adding a pop of personality to your home decor: 1.THINK BEYOND…

Line of mocktails

As restrictions begin to cease and we can start meeting friends and family for garden parties and in local beer gardens, enjoying a drink is at the top of many Brits’ to-do lists. But the pressure to drink alcohol can sometimes be an uncomfortable one. I did a year of sobriety a few years back due to being on a…

  Today was a day I've been looking forward to for months. Baby's first swimming lesson! But then I started to panic. I mean, really worry, not about the pool, but all the other bits. The getting there. Would she be warm enough? Would she scream? What should I pack? I was never the best post-swim-changer pre-motherhood. I was always…

  I love noodles, and luckily Charlotte does too. She's also not afraid of a bit of chilli, but you can totally spice this one up or keep it super mild if you have little ones like me. It's quite sweet and uses a lot of store cupboard favourites, so is a cheaper alternative to the packet sauces in the…