Walk In Your Wellies For #MatildaMae!

My friend Jennie is often in my thoughts and prayers. I don’t pray much but when I do she is in them. I think about her every day at some point because she is an amazing and wonderful woman who despite immeasurable heart break is doing everything that she possibly can to raise money for a charity, she’s inspirational. The charity is The Lullaby Trust. who support bereaved families and try to find out the cause of SIDS (Sudden Infant […]

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Have A Legal Leg To Stand On!

Thankfully I’ve not had much call to use a solicitor in my life so far. In fact the only time I have used one was when we bought our house and unfortunately, because of a lack of knowledge and research, we didn’t employ the right one to deal with all our conveyancing… In fact that’s a bit of an understatement. We employed someone who in fact left out a retention in our contract that he had been instructed to include […]

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ISA-y! Have You Thought About Savings And Investments?

We don’t really have proper pensions these day and have to make our own provisions by savings and investment or we’ll come massively unstuck in our old age. At least that’s the gist of the story as I read it! But Investments? Savings? Gosh this boggles my mind as I really don’t have the foggiest?! I just need someone else to do it for me really but as I don’t have masses of money what could I possibly invest in? […]

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Tree Fu Tom Goodies!

I’ve said it before but I still don’t get it really? Florence loves Tree Fu Tom! It’s not that I am not keen on it myself, far from it, I love the theme tune and find the programme quite entertaining for even an adult but Florence is such a girlie girl that usually she is only interested in princess and sparkle adventures. I’m not knocking it, I think it’s great! It’s just I would never pick it out as a programme […]

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Icelolly Holidays!

Well looking out of my window this morning and it’s hard to believe that just last month we were on a sunny family holiday in Portugal. Today the rain is falling, there is so much mist I can’t see to the end of my road and I know that we will have to wrap up super warm when we go outside. I don’t mind some of winter. The build up to December’s quite good I’ll concede what with all the […]

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Asda Christmas Wine!

Last year I was invited to a wine tasting ahead of Christmas by the supermarket Asda. It was around the same time that they were being publicly slammed on social networking sites like Twitter for having the humor to produce a very tongue in cheek advert for the holiday season. The advert showed ‘Mum’ doing everything for the big day from the shopping and decorating to wrapping and cooking. I for one took it for exactly as it was intended; a […]

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ELC – Sing Along Star Microphone!

We are of course Rock ‘n Roller babies in this house! Why? Because Daddy is a musician! The children, I think, have inherited his musical talents for both singing and playing instruments and with no encouragement whatsoever they pretend to be singing into microphones and play guitars! Florence has long had an electric style guitar to play with from The Early Learning Centre and Jimmy has a lovely little wooden acoustic one! They really are little rock stars in the […]

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Haven Holiday Take Two!

I am a Haven blogger for this year and as such an ambassador I was lucky enough to be sent on a trip to a site of my choice at the start of the summer. We had a fabulous time at Rockley Park in Dorset and I wrote extensively about it on my blog here. We had SUCH a good time in the caravan that we decided we would go back after the summer had finished for an extra little […]

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National Baking Week!

It’s National Baking Week did you know? From Monday 14th – 20th October 2013 we can embrace the inner baker in us, get flouring the sides and kneading dough for that is what is expected of us! With programmes like the Great British Bake Off being so super popular at the moment I’m sure it won’t take a lot of encouragement for lots of us and I am no exception! NOT that I am a particularly skilled kitchen dweller I […]

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Little Grippers!

I don’t know about anyone else but I know I spend a lot of time, when I’m just about ready to go out, searching for socks! The children just never seem to have them on and when we want to get shoes on I find myself shouting ‘WHERE ARE THE SOCKS, FIND THE SOCKS’! Often we have to abandon sock search and get a new pair out. This means one or two socks are permanently missing as they don’t get […]

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