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Amanda Cottingham
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This is me! I blog (The Ana Mum Diary) I love vintage, living and lifestyle, films & prosecco, cheap mascara and expensive perfume! Oh and I am a huge fan of Florida and Disney.
This is me! I blog (The Ana Mum Diary) I love vintage, living and lifestyle, films & prosecco, cheap mascara and expensive perfume! Oh and I am a huge fan of Florida and Disney.

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Remember my post about a 21 day detox I’m doing?  If you missed it HERE is the post I wrote. Well, I’m just over halfway through the detox, on day 13. The longer I’m on it, the easier it’s getting.  I think the first 5 days are the hardest in terms of the…

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I hope you are all well, I’m sorry I’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently but I’ve got lots coming up, that I’m sure you’ll love.  We have looked at a fair few interior design ideas over recent months, from hacks in the kitchen to wooden blinds at…

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Wimbledon with Robinsons @DrinkRobinsons #tasteofwimbledon

It feels like I’m confessing something here, but tennis is the only sport I watch, and the iconic Wimbledon tournament my absolute favourite thing to watch each year. When Robinsons asked if I wanted to be one of their special guests on middle Saturday, I…

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Confession Time : I’ve taken a long hard look at myself recently. At my diet, both eating and drinking and the fact, even after loosing 10lbs over the last couple of months I still feel very bloated and sluggish.  As I’m creeping up to 46 now, I’m a size…

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Today I am finally revealing to you the new Tylko shelving that we have put up in our living room. I have wanted to add shelving to this space for so long, but haven’t been able to find anything that was the perfectly size. Well when I received an email…

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Every summer I do a post about some of the beauty products things that I have been testing out, new and exciting products, or things I haven’t tried before and I think you will love.  This year, as summer in the UK came quite early with some gorgeous…

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You know when you wake up with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.  I guess it’s the return of the sunshine and the thought of the summer holidays just around the corner. Last year we had the best summer ever, we traveled lots, got to spend so…

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Tea and Orujo : Té de Puerto

Whilst I was in Cantabria – Northern Spain earlier in the year, I tried lots of food that was new to me, and regular readers of the blog will know that I love to duplicate a dish that I tried, once I get home.  Well I’m going to do just that in this post,…

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Do you sleep well? I ask this as a person who has intermittent insomnia.  It’s only really taken a hold in the last 10 years for me, and in my case is triggered by stress.  I have learnt some coping mechanisms and ways to help myself, and I thought I’d…

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Travelling Tales

I thought I would share some images from our recent trip as a family to St Malo in France, plus share with you some research I recently saw from Holiday Autos about the Brits learning the lingo of the country they are visiting whilst on holiday. Speaking…
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