Hog In The Fog By Julia Copus and Eunyoung Seo

April 18, 2014
Mummy Muncher

Hog in the fog

We recently were sent ‘Hog in the Fog’ by the children’s publicist Faber and Faber.  A beautiful story about Candy Stripe Lil and Harry the Hog who lived over the hill.

This story is perfect for any child big (ahem me) and small.  I’m sure you’ll agree, the illustrations by Eunyoung Seo are adorable.  They are the perfect partner for the story, which follows Lil and a few friends along the way, as she tries to find Harry the Hog, who has got lost in the fog.

hog in the fog

Munch really enjoyed the pictures as well as the story, which is written in rhyming text (I can’t help singing it) and it has fast become a bedtime favourite.  She discovers something new in the illustrations each time we read it.  The crow is by far the best with his fantastic cap.

All in all, it’s a really heart warming tale, with great illustrations and a smile on every page.

If you’re not already convinced that this would make the perfect addition to your little ones collection, then why not take a peek at this recent book reading at the Faber and Faber offices by Russel Grant.

Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Hog in the Fog to review.  However all thoughts and smiles are 100% honest.

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Home Tour | Munch’s Bedroom

April 16, 2014
Mummy Muncher

toddler bedroom ideas

The home tour continues!  This time round, it’s Munch’s bedroom on show.

We decorated this early into the pregnancy.  We wanted something that was gender neutral so dived for the trusty Dulux shade ‘Egyptian Cotton’ (this makes a fair appearance in our house!).

The furniture is Mamas & Papas Rialto range, which has stood the test of time.  We have added to the furniture with an Ikea classic…all hail the Ikea Expedit, which has added ample storage for bedding! You can also spy the Eames replica rocker in there too.

What I love Most About This Room

toddler bedroom ideas

I adore the Mamas & Papas nursery interior range we picked (Light of the Moon).  It is discontinued now, but I love the colours and accessories that were available, such as the canvas pictures and adorable curtain tie backs, which I have used to decorate the corners of the room.

toddler bedroom ideas

Owls feature quite a bit in this room, with the owl cushions coming from Home Bargains (alongside the bunny lamp…£1.99 bargain!) and the owl doorstop (sitting in the Expedit unit) a trusty TK Maxx purchase.

Stay tuned for more room tours over the coming weeks.  I’ll have to whizz around and complete it before the big house move!

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Splurge Vs Save | Marble Base Floor Lamp

April 14, 2014
Mummy Muncher

splurge vs save marble floor lamp

Get ready to save some more with this weeks Splurge Vs Save. Showing you how you can have a stylish home for less.

This week I’m looking at floor lamps. I have always loved these fabulous over hanging floor lamps that have been quite popular for a few years now.

Whilst doing a bit of online window shopping I stumbled upon this weeks splurge.

Marble Base Floor Lamp Splurge

This weeks splurge is nothing short of spectacular, but then again so is the price. Coming in at a eye watering £1,636 this Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni designer floor lamp is a design great and is being stocked at John Lewis.

Marble Base Floor Lamp Save

If like me, you don’t have a spare £1,636 for a floor lamp, I have tracked down a more reasonable high street version at Dwell. For a more purse friendly £199, this floor lamp will give you all the style and none of the shock.

That’s a saving of £1,437!

Happy Saving!

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