Reasons to take a villa holiday

Everyone has a preference when it comes to the type of holiday they prefer. For me, I will always choose sight seeing over a beach holiday. And when it comes to accommodation my preference is a villa holiday as opposed to an all inclusive hotel option. Here’s why I love a villa holiday: You can […] Read more…

The Christmas Lists Debate

When it comes to Christmas we all do it a bit differently. Some of us have Yorkshires with our Christmas dinner. There are some that leave Father Christmas a G&T. Some of us watch the Queen’s speech. And some of us write Christmas lists. It wasn’t until I somehow stumbled into an AIBU forum on […] Read more…

Make Christmas Gifts Look More with Swizzels

I drive my husband mad in the run up to Christmas with my mantra about gifts, “It doesn’t look a lot.” We all have to work to a budget, but sometimes a gift needs something extra, finishing touches, something thoughtful. Things that make Christmas gifts look more. When Swizzels asked me to join their Christmas […] Read more…

Gifts for people around the world with Tinggly

Getting the perfect Christmas present for people can be difficult. Even more so when they live in a different country. Choosing gifts according to postage weight is very limiting! Tinggly have the solution for you. Tinggly offer experience gifts. In a time when people are rightly conscious of having too much stuff, experiences are a […] Read more…

The Benefits of Wood Flooring When You Have Kids

There are many expressions that go hand in hand with having children. Perhaps none more true than the phrase I have often muttered under my breath “You are the reason we don’t have nice things”. Casing point, our sofa is on its last legs. It groans when you sit on it. It no longer offers […] Read more…

Is My Cat Normal?

Charlie has been in our lives for 18 months now. And we couldn’t imagine him not being part of our family. So much so that on our recent holiday to Australia, both the boys shed tears because they missed the cat! Until Charlie I have never owned a cat, and before he became part of […] Read more…

Planning Your First Trip to New York

New York is so far my most favourite place I have visited. I love the things to do, places to see, the people and the vibe. If you are planning your first trip to New York, it really is worth putting in the time before you go to plan your itinerary to make the most […] Read more…

Short Girl Problems

I am what some may refer to as vertically challenged. A short arse. In fact I am shorter than your average short person. It is rare for me to be taller than any other adults. There have been a few. Mainly little old ladies. In fact at 4-foot-10-and-a-half inches (that half is very important) I […] Read more…

Making life accessible with walk in showers

I was recently commissioned by Mobility Plus to give my thoughts on making life accessible with walk in showers. Having kids I don’t exactly take having a shower forgranted anymore. Having a shower long enough to shave both my legs and wash my hair without any small people interrupting to tell me they are hungry, ask about […] Read more…

My Favourite Childhood Books

I’ve always loved getting lost in a good book. And I’m loving that I now get to share my favourite childhood books with my own kids. My eldest is almost 10 and is a huge fan of anything to do with Tom Gates, Captain Underpants and books by Pamela Buttchart. He is quite happy to […] Read more…

In Defence of Influencers

Let’s be honest, the term ‘influencer’ is a bit cringey. I’d go so far as to say it’s a wanky term. I have enough trouble saying that I am a blogger. Preferring to dance around the ‘what do you do for a living’ question using words like ‘website’ and ‘writing’. I am small fry in […] Read more…

Cherish Every Moment

“Cherish every moment.” That phrase sets unrealistic expectations and can isolate anyone who is having a tough parenting day.  Which we all do. There are many beautiful moments to cherish. First steps, giggles, hand written notes telling you you are the best Mummy. Sunny days with the paddling pool, Christmas magic. Cuddles and conversations. But […] Read more…

The anti-vax movement is costing lives

I rarely believe in a one size fits all approach to parenting. Whether you breast fed, co-slept, control cried, or did baby led weaning. We all have a right to bring up our children how we choose and to respect one another’s choices. Except when it comes to vaccinating our children. I have no time […] Read more…

Back to School Essentials for Parents

You’ve stocked up on the kids uniforms. You’ve got them new lunchboxes, and you’ve near on fainted at the price of school shoes. But what about you? Have you got the back to school essentials that all parents need? Organisational Essentials I’ve just done my first year with two in school and the stuff you […] Read more…

Getting Sentimental About a Sofa…

We need a new sofa. Ours is thirteen years old and has seen better days. When you choose a sofa you look at the style, the colour, the comfort. How it is going to fit in your living room. It’s only when you come to get rid of that sofa that you lovingly chose all […] Read more…

Northern Lights Family Holiday Destinations

One of my regrets in life is that when I was 19 I saw the Northern Lights in Canada. What I regret is that I had no idea what I was seeing. I was young and not very well travelled. Social media wasn’t around bringing the world to our doorstep. And therefore I had no […] Read more…

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