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Brilliant books for 7 year olds

Brilliant Books For 7 Year Olds

Big is a bookworm.  He devours books faster than he does ice cream. The biggest problem we have is constantly feeding his hunger with books that are appropriate and that he can read himself.  This is my guide to some of the best books for 7 year olds we have found.  They make great birthday […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Stationery

Five Under £5 – Stationery Finds

I always used to love September when I was at school.  Why?  Quite simply, new stationery! I love a browse round Paperchase.  I would much rather be bought a shiny new new notebook than a bunch of flowers.  So seeing as it is back to school time, I have dedicated this months five under £5 […] Read more…

Blog Love – And Another Ten Things

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Suzanne from And Another Ten Things.   I love the premise of Suzanne’s blog.  Combining lists with humour to try and figure out parenting, with a good helping of sarcasm and swearing thrown in for good measure. Reading Suzanne’s blog is like that first sip of wine […] Read more…

summer buys

Five Under £5 – Summer Buys

This months Five Under £5 was really easy.  I popped into Poundland for some crisps for Big’s lunchbox and got a bit carried away.  Their summer range is really pretty and I couldn’t help myself!  Therefore I present to you, Five under £5 – Summer Buys!   The jug and bottles are plastic so great […] Read more…

unique wedding gift ideas

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

There are certain occasions, or people, that require a gift that is a bit different than your standard smellies and a bottle of wine.  One such occasion is certainly weddings, whether you are a guest buying for the happy couple, or the happy couple buying for their bridesmaids and groomsmen, this is my gift guide […] Read more…

Blog Love – Turning Up In Devon

  This months Blog Love is delightfully different.  It’s dedicated to Hillie from Turning Up In Devon.  Except it’s not really Hillie, it’s Jane.  Allow me to explain. Turning up In Devon is a fictional blog about Hillie, her husband Ted and her two children Toby and Lottie.  The family uprooted from London and moved to […] Read more…

outside fun

Five Under £5 – Fun Outside

So we had one day of sunshine and I got very over enthusiastic and bought some new toys for the garden.  It has of course rained non stop since then and the kids haven’t played with them yet.  But there’s still hope for some fun outside. Most of this months finds came from Flying Tiger. […] Read more…

Blog Love – Muma on the Edge

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Lyndsey who blogs at Muma On The Edge. I met Lyndsey last year at BritMums.  In a room full of strangers she came over and introduced herself, and she knew who I was from my blog.  I felt famous!   There are so many things I love about Lynsdey’s […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Relax And Unwind

It feels like I haven’t sat still since Christmas.  Life is busy and and the past month I have been feeling it!  I have very much been looking forward to some time to chill out.  This months Five Under £5 is all the things I need to relax and unwind. I picked up some little […] Read more…

Blog Love – Sparkles & Stretchmarks

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Hayley who blogs at Sparkles & Stretchmarks. Firstly, if you haven’t heard of Hayley’s blog I would be really surprised.  There’s a reason she’s so high up in the Tots ranking.  She’s a very successful blogger, and her blog itself is simply beautiful to look at. If […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Easter

Five Under £5 – Easter

Easter has never really interested me that much.  I looked forward to the long weekend and hopefully some sunshine.  This year things are different.  This year I foolishly agreed to give up chocolate for lent along with Big and The Husband.  Me!  A self confessed chocoholic. Miraculously I have made it this far and I […] Read more…

Which Mother's Day Card are you

Which Mother’s Day Card Are You?

I’m really picky when it comes to sending and receiving cards.  I have definite tastes, but you need to account for the tastes of the recipient too.  It’s complicated!   So which of these Mother’s Day cards from Hallmark best describe you… The Cool Mum My superhero loving boys would probably pick this one. The […] Read more…

Mothers Day Gifts for Under £30

Mothers day is just around the corner so I thought I would share some gift ideas that I would be more than happy to receive, and all are under £30. In the interest of full disclosure this post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on any of the items and purchase them, I […] Read more…

Blog Love – Five Little Doves

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Laura who blogs at Five Little Doves.  Life can sometimes be really crap.  And there are people out there that have way more than their fair share of crap to deal with.  Laura is one of those people.  She has suffered many miscarriages, her son Joseph was stillborn, […] Read more…

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Five Under £5 – Spring

The bluebells by my front door have started to grow.  I have done the school run a few times without wearing a coat.  The shops are full of chocolate goodies.  It feels like Spring is finally on it’s way.   This months Five Under £5 has a little Spring vibe with some bits and pieces […] Read more…

Blog Love – Life is Knutts

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to the brilliant Gemma who blogs at Life is Knutts. You heard it here first people, but I honestly believe Gemma’s blog is destined for big things this year.  I’ve read Gemma’s blog from the start and I’ve seen her work really hard at creating a little corner of […] Read more…

Five Under 5 February

Five Under £5 – February Bargains

Welcome to another Five Under £5.  This month I’m sharing some bargains I picked up in the sales. First up the background to this photo is actually a rather practical purchase of a new bath mat.  The little one projectiled all over the old one and it was beyond a washing machine rescue.  This was […] Read more…

five under £5 valentines

Five Under £5 – Valentines

I thought I would do a Valentines special for five under £5 as I picked up some cute little bits.  And I only went to two shops!     I’m not one for going over the top on valentines, I enjoy a romantic meal at home with a few special touches.  These napkins from Poundland are […] Read more…

Jacamo clothes for men

Dressing The Man with Jacamo

Does the man in your life care about his clothes?  Maybe you get to pick everything he wears. But what if you were given free reign to dress him however you liked?  Would it be similar to his normal style or something completely different? When Jacamo asked me to write a wish list, I decided […] Read more…

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