Fisher-Price Smart Stages Puppy Giveaway and Review

Fisher Price smart stages puppy

Jasmin’s a little bit in love with her Fisher-Price Smart Stages Puppy right now – and it’s pretty easy to see why. Not only is this little puppy super-cute, but she also sings all of Jasmin’s favourite songs and lights up and says funny things too. I’m so happy to have one of these puppies to give away, […] Read more…

How Birthdays Change When You Get Older

birthdays

Birthdays are simple when you are young. There are certain elements to them which are dependable. As long as there is, for example, cake and balloons and presents, they’re usually spent in a predictable way. They involve candles and treats and lots of laughter and love. As you grow older, they feature parties you remember […] Read more…

Words of love and joy… (spoken by a toddler one day)

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  My son sat at his little table a couple of months ago quietly repeating the same two syllables. “Bug. Her.” “Bug. Her.” It took a little while for me to realise what he was saying. “Bugger. Bugger. Bugger.” He had no idea what it meant, or even that it was a curse word either […] Read more…

Alexandra Palace Farmers Market and Playground

farmers market mushrooms

Isn’t it funny how you can live so close to a place for years, but forget how brilliant it is? I feel a little like that about Alexandra Palace which is less than 15 minutes away from us but somewhere we don’t visit enough. As a child, I spent many a weekend ice-skating on the large […] Read more…

Tomorrow It Starts Again.

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The day started with a glass shattering across the kitchen floor. We’d just come downstairs,  barefoot. They sat, quietly, while I swept. They watched, strangely expectantly, while I wrapped up tumbler shards in newspaper. Perhaps it was the sound of the break that put them on edge. They bickered. Fought over cereal spoons. Clawed at […] Read more…

Time to Ditch Skinny Jeans for Wide-Leg Jeans?

Zara wide leg jeans

I think it might be time for a little change. I know this is a frivolous thing, but I’m thinking of switching my skinny jeans for some wide-leg jeans. It’s a big move though, isn’t it? I love my skinny jeans and I wear them probably more than anything else in my wardrobe. I love being […] Read more…

The Mother I Will Always Judge

mother and baby

There’s a woman who I can’t help but judge. It’s the way she raises her voice and lets her short-temperedness show. It’s they way she scowls and screws up her face when she’s irritated by little things. It’s the way she snaps orders when she’s in a rush. There’s a woman who I can’t help […] Read more…

Whipsnade Zoo and Making the Most of Family Time

walking at Whipsnade Zoo

We visited Whipsnade Zoo with friends this weekend and while it was a brilliant, perfect day out – it also got me thinking about the time we spend together as a family. We try pretty consistently to carve out decent family time together. We try to make time for days out and activities we can […] Read more…

What He’s Wearing – Spring Summer Picks for Men

House of Fraser Barbour mens shirt

At this time of year I love pushing my winter woolies to the back of my wardrobe and dreaming about warmer days. I usually have a good clothing clear-out and like to treat myself to a few new spring/summer items. I’ve got a few posts lined up about what I’ll be wearing when the weather […] Read more…

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