Hi! I’m Emma a Brighton based blogger, who loves taking photos and chatting about things I’ve found that I think others will like. Im also one of two extremely over proud parents to two cheeky little angels Ettie (2.5) and Ollie (6 months)  – or Arrietty and Oliver if we want to be formal about it!

I started the blog back in 2017 as a way to record my memories of our daughter Ettie. Going back to work after maternity leave hit me harder than I expected and I found writing to be a therapeutic outlet and way to make sense of my feelings.

Since then my blog and my family have grown. We’ve welcomed our little Ollie into the fold and my blog has evolved into a space where I can cover other passions such as travel, fashion and interiors. In early 2019 I decided it was time to embrace this evolution and re-branded my blog away from its original title “Ettie and Me” to its current guise of “The Halcyon Years“.

The Halcyon Years is a lifestyle blog covering all aspects of parenting in the modern day world. I like to think of it as a space where my readers and I can sit down and have a chat about the things we love – virtually from the comfort of our sofa or desk. The Halcyon Years is a place for everyone and I really hope you enjoy hanging out here.

I’m based in Brighton but originally from Cumbria and worked for a couple of years in Zante too (still holding onto that dream!) 😉

This blog has given me the opportunity to work with some amazing brands such as Boden, Orelia, Soho Home and Taf Toys.  If you wish to collaborate feel free to get in touch via emma@thehalcyonyears.commailto emma@thehalcyonyears.com

I love to hear your thoughts so feel free to comment.


Emma xx

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My Lust List

Tasselled Earrings
Rainbow trainers
Cult Gaia Bag
Large Jute Bag
Denim Jacket
Red Polka Dot dress
Leopard Wrap Dress
Animal Print Skirt
Animal Print Trainers
Fair Isle Jumper
Red Midi Skirt
Studded Boots
Striped Pyjamas
Cropped Chino Trousers
Blue Union Jack Trench
Spotty Silk Shirt
Clapton Ankle
Frome Midi
Leah Jumper
Francesca Jumper
Checked trousers
Mustard JUmper
Cream jumper
Ugg Slippers
Black and white striped scarf
Red Shoes
Boohoo Striped Blouse
Maternity rainmac
Mustard Dress
Mustard woven shoes
ASOS maternity jumper
Yellow Rain Mac
Black and White Striped Jumper
Biker jacket with fur
Red Boden Loafers
Polka Dot Dress
Mango mules
White Knitted All Saints Coat
Black Dungaees
Grey Gazelle Trainers
Mustard Jumper
Red Striped T-Shirt
Midi Wrap Dress with Ruffle Sleeves
Pointed Ankle Boots
ASOS Chunky Knit Jumper