The Parenting Witching Hour

We’ve all heard of the bedtime witching hour. When kids turn slightly ferrel and parents are counting down until the moment they can collapse on the sofa and ignore one another in marital bliss. But did you know parenting involves a lot more witching hours than just the bedtime one… The Early Morning Witching Hour […] Read more…

Smiggle Bargains – Five Under £5

When I was a little girl my Dad would give some money in August and I would go to ‘Rules OK’ our local stationery shop and kit myself out with a new pencil case and supplies for the new school year. And thus began my stationery addiction. Big loves Smiggle, and I can see the […] Read more…

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Is there anything more lovely to shop for than a baby shower? Kiddies Kingdom have gifts for every budget, from prams to pacifiers! And they have all the leading brands too. So you can find the perfect gift for the littlest bundle. Here are just a few baby shower gift ideas. Blankets I had so […] Read more…

Kitchen Prints with Desenio

Nothing in my life has made me feel more of a grown up than when we had a new kitchen fitted. The process itself was painful. There was a lot of dust. A broken boiler (in the middle of winter). Oh, and a severe case of D&V at the exact time when we had no […] Read more…

The Little Things Teachers Do That Make a Big Difference

As a parent I find myself angered by every proposed change the government put forward regarding my child’s education. From baseline assessments to budget cuts and everything in between. It feels like these policies are being decided by people who haven’t set food in an educational establishment since their own education, and who have completely […] Read more…

Dream to Reality with Petplan Equine

Let me tell you a story about a horse. Growing up, I lived in the New Forest. The New Forest is famous for the New Forest ponies. Horses roaming the forest are a common sight. Many a traffic jam has been caused by a stubborn horse in the middle of the road! And a fair […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – May

I thought this month’s five under £5 I would focus on some little bits I have picked up that are indirectly for the boys. I love me a tin tray. I don’t know why, and I’m not sure if it makes me slightly odd, but I do. They are great for when you have guests […] Read more…

Little Loves – April

The things I have been watching, reading and using this month. Basically little things I have loved that might interest you. What I’m Reading… At the age of 40, I am reading my first ever ‘self help’ kind of book. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. And I hate the way […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – April

I’m loving all the Spring things in the shops at the moment. Gorgeous pastel colours, and the obsession for unicorns finally seems to be disappearing. Although flamingos and avocados seem to still be on trend! That and cacti, but I can’t complain about that one because I love a succulent! So these are the bargains […] Read more…

Save money on family days out

I don’t write many reviews on this site, so when I do it’s because it something I genuinely want to shout from the roof tops about something because it’s a game changer. And today I want to tell you about the game changer that is Little Bird and how they can help you save money […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – March

I haven’t done one of these for a while, but I am bringing them back. I’m trying to focus on doing more things that I enjoy, and one of those things is shopping! Combine that with my love of a bargain, and five under £5 makes me very happy. Basically it is exactly what it […] Read more…

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