Three Festive Days Out For The Whole Family

With the festive season already in full-swing, parents up and down the country are continually having to rack their brains for activities that will entertain all the family. Whilst Christmas time is a magical time to be part of a big family, it does have its fair share of frustrations as well – particularly for Mum and Dad. All parents, who have a brood compromising of members in different stages of childhood, will know how difficult it can be to […]

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Christmas Shopping – Le Sigh!

I can’t believe that I am so behind on everything to do with Christmas! I literally have only bought about three things and everything else is yet to be purchased. In person. Not on line… Because? Well, I’ve obviously left it far too late for that sort of thing. I think I have my Mum sorted but I can’t divulge as she reads the blog and I do have a Xeno for each of the children thanks to a little […]

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Poundland’s Christmas Wonderland!

We’ve had a 99p shop on our high street for years and when I found out Poundland was opening up too I just thought ‘Oh no, not another one…’ But… Now that it’s here and I’ve had the pleasure of going in there properly (almost daily if I’m honest), I have to say it’s flipping brilliant and far better than all the other shops of a similar philosophy. A week or so ago there was a documentary about Tatler magazine […]

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The Best of Lidl’s Wine Selection

Anyone who has ever hosted a social gathering knows the stress of trying to buy the right amount and mixture of alcoholic beverages for the evening. Even with something as universally loved as wine, everyone has different tastes and preferences. Beyond the classic divide of red and white, there are a range of conflicting opinions regarding dryness, sweetness and fruitiness. Therefore, I decided to do a quick survey of those invited so I could compile a rough criteria. Although I […]

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Aldi’s Christmas Rock ‘n’ Roller Baby Cocktail!

A few months ago Aldi challenged me to make a cocktail using Aldi spirits and I, selflessly,, stepped up to the task and made a traffic light concoction! It was summer, the colours were sunny and it doesn’t take much to get me to open a bottle of gin… More recently they asked if I’d like to do something similar but for Christmas instead so I had a little think and decided something warm would be appropriate. Something warm AND […]

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How To Hold A Baby?!

I remember when my sister was a baby (there’s a big gap between us) and I handed her to Jonny fully expecting him to be able to hold her, you know, properly… It was a bit weird then when he held her straight out in front of him, both arms stretched out. He was carrying her like she was some sort of bomb that he needed to get rid of as soon as possible and I suppose, in a way, […]

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One Whole First Term At Big School!

My baby, my tiny girl, has done one whole term at big school (or she will have done come the end of the week) and I am literally brimming with pride for her. She has got through a very rocky start and is now going from strength to strength in everything she does there. She is quite simply wonderful! She got her first school report yesterday and it was filled with As for effort and Bs for progress. I literally […]

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A Bella Italia Supper!

A while back Jimmy and I went for a super duper breakfast at Bella Italia on Irving Street just around the corner from Leicester Square. We enjoyed it lots and have been meaning to go back and try the main menu too; we do love a bit of Italian food and it’s such a good option with children! We were out for the day yesterfday with my good friend Katy from Modern Mummy and it seemed like the perfect time to […]

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Well Covered In Joules!

The winter is here and I am, as always, feeling the cold terribly. I do NOT like being cold and it feels very miserable indeed when it is coupled with grey clouds and a spattering of rain. It was such a day when I was choosing a coat and what got me more than anything was needing something which would be really snuggly and something which would be almost like being wrapped up in bed with my duvet keeping me […]

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Netflix At Mahiki – All Hail King Julien!

Yesterday saw the culmination of an almost full week of partying for me… It was, thankfully, day time and with the children (because I don’t think I could have managed another night out) but there was still champagne and glamour… Probably more glamour than I’ve ever seen before truth be told! We were invited to some special Netflix screenings of their new ‘All Hail King Julien’ of Madagascar fame and along with celebs like Pixie Lott, Jaime Winstone and rock royalty […]

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