A VERY busy Halesowen mum who has five children - including 16-year-old triplets - has fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening her own tea room.

Stella Weston has opened Bella's@76 on Halesowen Street - the shop sells gifts, cakes, brownies, hot drinks and crafts.

The 41-year-old, of Carol Crescent, decided to take the plunge and open the shop after selling items through her online store called Bella's Beautiful Things, for the last seven years.

Stella manages to find time to run it despite working two days a week as a teaching assistant at Dawley Brook Primary and her busy family life with triplets Lily, Charlie and Harry as well as son Alfie, aged eight and Jack, aged 19 (pictured below).

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The shop, next to the Beauty Within salon, has been given a makeover, with all the family getting involved!

Stella said: "It was my dream as a child to have my own tea shop.

"I wanted to make it really pretty to be somewhere a bit quirky for people to go with individual handmade crafts and to be a community space.

"I sell items made by local craftspeople and gifts and cakes and brownies baked by a local lady to take away or eat in."

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The three-week makeover was a a real family effort with Stella's electrician husband Stephen, retired carpenter dad Alan Bergin, aged 63 and son Jack, who is also a carpenter, helping out.

The shop has space for two people to sit inside and an array of gifts and crafted items.

Stella's triplets Lily, Charlie and Harry have just left school.

She used to run a Halesowen support group for parents with twins and triplets called Multibabes, which she founded in 2005 when her triplets were born so parents could support each other through the challenges of having multiple babies.

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Stella said: "I'm super busy, but I'm hoping to make a real go of Bella's@76."

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