coral.atkinson coral.atkinson

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Coral Atkinson  Mother of Felix, Barney & Willa. Our happily curated chaos ⋒ House faffer (and impatiently renovating it) U.K. Creator of @velveteen_babies

I’m letting her out of the turret because this time tomorrow we’ll be in Cornwall 🙌🏻 (no Prince was going to hang around for a hundred years for Rapunzel to grow her hair and who needs a prince anyway?!) We’re heading to all our usual spots down in Cornwall- and I hope I get to pop in and finally meet @aliceinscandiland , and we’ve booked @gilmores_newquay for Sunday 🙌🏻 I’m SO ready! Where’s your favourite place in Cornwall to visit? •




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Time with my girl- Cups of coffee managed before or after the school run this week: 1 😬. Time spent locating Barneys school shoes this morning: 15 minutes 🙄. Average time I’ve gotten around to tidying away breakfast mess: 3.20pm 🤦🏼‍♀️. Daytime naps for Willa: 0. her: 🌀 me: 🤷🏼‍♀️ Moments of panic and frustration (just mine not hers): 10 approximately 🤯. ⁣
Moments of absolute sheer joy at spending time all week with this little person 5086 approximately 🥰⁣
My parents are on holiday (they look after her most daytimes so I can work and I know how very lucky I am to have that, my Dad is her best friend in the world and they adore each other) so I’ve had the pleasure of having her around 24 hours a day this week and working until very late each evening.⁣
Motherhood is a privilege and the best but most exhausting thing in the world isn’t it?⁣
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It’s been a very slow, very quiet, very serene weekend.. who am I kidding?
Does anyone with kids have those? I’ve just done my emergency 🚨 sort out school uniform for tomorrow rampage, and managed to get them all to have a hair wash without any tantrums (well not much) so I think that deserves a glass of wine? 🍷

I’ve had a scruffy A4 piece of paper saved for a couple of years which was the first drawing Felix ever did of Willa- I loved it so much I never wanted to lose it, but it was that rubbish thin kids drawing paper (and a bit scrumpled). ⁣

So when @doodlespot_theapp got in touch I knew that that little picture needed to be made into a poster for our home. It was so easy to ‘create’ in their app- and now I have a beautifully framed and printed version of it to keep forever and see every day on our wall- Willa’s hilarious spiky teeth if you zoom in! 💞
@doodlespot_theapp discount for you all if you want to bring one of Children’s drawings to life is CORAL15 for 15% off your order. X ⁣

I was kindly #gifted our print ⁣
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It appears that Willa is very good at growing legs, but not quite so great at growing her hair. And those knees! She gets those from her Mother, but they don’t look so cute on me 😆🙈
Have an amazing weekend everyone, we have no plans (though I’ve got a date with a big pile of laundry 🙄), and just going to roll with it, anyone doing anything exciting? X





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I said I wouldn’t do a gratuitous cliché blossom post to my friends the other day, my intentions were good but I just couldn’t resist.
I know, it’s all over Instagram already but since I was tiny we’ve always walked this path each year. It’s become our yearly tradition as it was when I was a little girl and it always evokes so many happy memories . Please tell me it’s ok to indulge myself to be part of the great Instagram #blossomcliché ?
(I paid my tax bill today and have PMT and needed some gratuitous escapism 😖🌸).






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Grubby little hands on the Easter decoration stash, but I’ve hidden all the chocolate in the car boot because nowhere is safe in the house during the holidays...
I’m still unsure of how the ‘Easter bunny’ is going to go covert with organising herself laying out an egg hunt without being spotted on Sunday... any advice?! 😳🐰👀





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Possibly the first time the whole 5 of us are in one picture on the grid -yep, I have a husband, he really does exist 😉
Does anyone ever manage a full family photo where no one is blurry or looking weird without assistance because it’s something I’ve never achieved, so thank goodness for the amazing @tim_dunk who we caught up with last weekend, who took the most incredible photos of us all. They are something I’ll be treasuring forever as I was pregnant with Willa last time I saw him, and now she’s running about and going crazy with her brothers.
Anyone who can survive my children climbing, running and enduring their verbal diarrhoea en masse for an hour and then creates the most awesome captures of them deserves a medal. ⁣🥇
(I’ve popped a post up on my blog, link in bio, with some of my favourites of what Tim created for us)
So 👋🏻 from all 5 of us as it’s a really rare thing to all be in the frame. 🖤 •




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#Ad I don’t always feel like I fit in a particular ‘box’- but I do feel like I have my own unique style and appreciate so many of the wonderful feeds on Instagram that I follow for their own beautiful and individual style too, even if it varies from mine. So many times I’ve bought things ‘trying to fit in’ and then regretted it because it just wasn’t me- have you ever done that too? This show-stopping sign from Modo Creative on @notonthehighstreet is a daily reminder to just be myself, and that it's brilliant to be unique, happy in my own skin, presenting our home with what makes us happy, and to shake off my insecurities- my daughter Willa being such an inspiration with her devil may care attitude to life and style. Our Rebel sign is made in Yorkshire, where I come from (hurrah!) and is created by a talented female fronted business. 10% of every sale will be donated to @theprincestrust ‘Women supporting Women’ initiative which helps young women gain the skills needed to live, earn and learn which is so positive. #WomenSupportingWomen

I’ve been fighting my inner introvert recently, the self doubt that kicks in for no good reason, feeling unsure of myself, feeling frustrated, wondering where life is going to take me. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
But then these little feisty people remind me that it’s all about today, and giving them as much love as I can, not all the other things. ‘Likes’ do not define who we are, and instagram really beats me down sometimes. It’s almost confirming how I’m feeling inside.
But then I remember that ‘likes’ are lovely and made us feel good, if and when they do come, but actually, it’s a load of algorithmic crap we have no control over and we just all need love, and I’m (and we) are all so lucky to have that.
Have a gorgeous weekend everyone, and if you do see this post then give me a wave 👋🏻. ♥️ •



Kids outfits I bought from @scoutandcokids because dressing them is way more fun than dressing myself and I have very little self control 😉
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I swapped plant for disco ball in the kitchen because the details of this corner of my home is a small defence for resilience in living through an achingly slow home renovation(or that’s my excuse). ⁣

In truth, the plant took issue with my neglect, and disco ball does not require watering. I’m a little bit shameful about my plant giving up on me though in hindsight with three children and 6 fish and a husband to keep alive, watering a plant in an awkward position wasn’t the best idea.
Anyone else feel a terrible guilt when a plant gives up on you?! 🌱⁣ ⁣
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Morning everyone 👋🏻
It’s been a whole week since I last posted- honestly, it’s so much easier posting on Instagram when either pregnant or when you have a cute baby that can’t move or answer back.
But this one has her ways of being wonderful as an errant toddler- putting her arms around me and saying ‘I LOVE MY MUMMY’ is the best feeling ever.
How often do you post to your feeds? Is a week long absence acceptable these days?! I must do better 🙈





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