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My Top Five Holiday Gripes

Ahhh holidays – we scrimp and save to be able to afford to go on one and then when you do eventually go there are always little niggles that end […]


Our Favourite Five – January

January has been a crazy busy month and I have been trying to spin too many plates at the same time. We’ve had illnesses, my ongoing ear problems and poor […]


Learning to take better care of myself

I am always on the go and not one of these people that can sit still for very long. It’s in my nature to be always be doing something. I […]


Review: Trutex School Uniform

School uniform – how do children grow out of it so quickly? I remember diligently taking up E’s school trousers before he started school, and having to do it again in […]


A Note From the Nursery Bear…

The sodding nursery bear left me this note!! (ok well he didn’t really but you get the gist) Dear Mrs H and M, I have to say I was excited to […]



Suffice to say…. the diet has not been going well this week. We took the boys to Pizza Express for dinner on friday night and I just couldn’t resist ordering […]

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Review: Mr Popper’s Penguins

I love Fridays. Not only is it my day off from work – I also get to have one-on-one time with M. We are very lucky to have The Rose […]


Snow, the cold weather and driving

The weather has really dropped this week and apparently there is a possibility of snow on the way? Keeping warm in this cold weather is essential and I Iike to […]


Tips for teaching your child how to ride a bike

Did your child receive a bike for Christmas? Are you dreading having to teach them how to ride it? Isla Rowntree, x-national cyclocross champion and founder of Islabikes shares her top tips […]


This working mum…

I see you on your first day back from maternity leave sat at your desk, holding back the tears. Everything about work feels like another lifetime ago. I see you […]


Our Favourite Five – December

First of all – Happy New Year to you lovely people. December seems like an age ago now…and in true form with all the festivities this linky is late (again!) […]


10 popular posts of 2015

According to WordPress I published 201 posts in 2015. I’ve had so much fun blogging and have made some lovely blogging friends as well as getting some amazing opportunities through […]


Looking back at 2015

Another year has flown by already. 2015 has had its highs and lows but it was the year I really got into blogging and I have made a really lovely […]


The Christmas break…

Firstly, wishing you all a very Happy New Year. I have to say I have really enjoyed having a bit of a blogging break over the last couple of weeks. […]

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Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment

It’s been a manic run-up to Christmas with lots to do but as I sit here and write this on Boxing Day we *somehow* managed to get through it all! […]