Word of the Week 24/6/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >

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Win The Pointless Board Game!

I do love a board game! So today I have a copy of the Pointless game from University Games available to give away to one of my lucky readers…. Can you name a country beginning with the letter M that no one else would think of? How about Mali or Micronesia? Can you think of a character from Toy Story that nobody else would remember? We all know Buzz Lightyear, but who remembers Wheezy the penguin? Put your obscure and pointless knowledge to the test with this board game version of the popular BBC2 quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong. Fight Read more >


Getting Started With A Bullet Journal

I have taken the plunge and have started a bullet journal. I know, I know, I am rather late to this party, but better late than never, right? So today I wanted to share with you my initial thoughts and for those of you who are still to give this a try, or perhaps haven’t even heard of it, I’ll share a few tips for getting started with a bullet journal. A bullet journal is a system for keeping yourself organised created by Ryder Carroll. It’s a free-form planner, journal, log and more. It’s very flexible as you can tailor Read more >

Getting Started With a Bullet Journal

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When Do They Stop Running?

When do they stop running? I was musing on this the other day. At what point in my kids’ childhood will they stop running? My daughter, at 6, runs everywhere. Why walk back in from the garden when you can run? Why walk upstairs to get dressed when you can run? Why walk from shop to shop when you can run? The excitement, energy and enthusiasm that she displays in everything that she does is wonderful to see. Similarly, everything is an adventure to them. The promise of being able to choose anything that they want from Poundland has them squealing Read more >


5 Tips for Encouraging Wildlife into your Garden

I went along to the inspiring Gardeners’ World Live exhibition a few days ago, and as well as adoring it and coming away with a fair few new plants, I also came away with ideas. I found that the show clarified for me what I wanted from my garden, which now has me excited and thinking about changes and additions that I’d like to make. My biggest take away from it is that for me, I want the garden to be a place that we can all enjoy being in, for it to be colourful, pretty and scented, and for Read more >

5 Tips for Encouraging Wildlife into Your Garden

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Win a Star Wars Mini-Build Book!

As we are a household that loves Star Wars, it only seems right that we give the gift of Star Wars on Father’s Day, right? We have received a Star Wars: Battle Stations: Activity Book and Model to show you and share with you today, and we’ll then be presenting Daddy with the Star Wars: Smuggler’s Starship: Activity Book and Model this morning, along with offering you guys the chance to win one of them, so do read on! Star Wars: Battle Stations: Activity Book and Model Relive the greatest battles from the Star Wars original trilogy! Join the rebels Read more >


Word of the Week 17/6/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! Thank you so much for all of your birthday wishes and lovely messages. All much appreciated, and yes, we both had a great time away, thank you. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do Read more >

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Fluffy Eggs Recipe

Fluffy Eggs Recipe

Have you heard of Fluffy Eggs? If you haven’t, you are in for a treat today! This is a super-simple fluffy eggs recipe that the Husband and I discovered recently and we are now a little bit addicted to making and eating. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks and dinner – yes, I did tell you we were addicted. If you like eggs and cheese, read on… Ingredients 4 eggs 4 slices of bread A handful of grated cheese of your choice – we use Cheddar Salt & Pepper to season Method Preheat your oven to 190^/Gas Mark 5. Crack Read more >


Why A Gratitude Journal Is The Happiest Notebook You Will Ever Own

Today I’ve invited the lovely Gabrielle over to share with us about Gratitude Journals, as she’s something of an expert on the subject, so I’ll hand over to her to explain more…. You may have heard the term gratitude practice or seen gratitude journals for sale and wondered what gratitude practice is all about. Put simply gratitude practice means making time on a regular basis to recognise, appreciate and be thankful. Practising makes it easier to feel grateful, trains your brain to think more positively and increases your happiness. More and more research is backing up Robert Emmons and Mike Read more >

Why a Gratitude Journal is the Happiest Notebook You Will Ever Own

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Siblings June 2016

As I pause this month and take a look at my children’s relationship with one another, one thing strikes me immediately. My children are best friends. Little Man is old enough to play with Boo pretty much as an equal now. There are very few things that he can’t do. They are both little dare-devils, so leap and climb and run about together. They are both brilliant at imaginative play so immerse themselves fully in their own little worlds. They both enjoy watching movies, so snuggle up together to get lost in them with one another. And demand snacks for their viewing Read more >


EndWarts Pen Review

A few weeks ago I received an EndWarts pen to try out on my son’s persistent wart/verucca on his heel. I am under no obligation to review it here, but I have been that impressed by it that I wanted to share its effectiveness in the hope it may help someone else. My son has had a wart on his heel for months, and it has been steadily growing.  As it was right on his heel it rubbed him as he walked and we had to be very gentle putting his shoes on and removing them so as not to hurt Read more >

EndWarts Pen Review

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A Summer of Festivals For All

Last summer I discovered the joys of festivals as an adult. Yes, I’d been to them as a teen with friends, but back then it was all about the music, and then the warm beer and muddy fields, of course. I have fond memories of camping with my best mate at Ironbidge many years ago, and of course, we had to be at Phoenix festival in 1994 to see The Wonder Stuff play their last ever gig…though we’ve seen them several times since! Last year, as a family, we went along to Wychwood Festival and had an absolutely fabulous time. The Read more >


Word of the Week 10/6/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >

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5 Steps to Creating Your First Scrapbook Layout

5 Steps to Creating Your First Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone, it’s Vickie here. I blog over at A Pocketful Of Dandelions where, amongst other things, I chat about my passion for scrapbooking. Jocelyn has very kindly invited me over to her blog today to talk you through the five steps that will help you to create your first scrapbook layout. You don’t need to know your gesso from your grosgrain to be a scrapbooker and you don’t need to be particularly artistic either. If you can glue two pieces of paper together then you can scrapbook. It really is that simple. So without further ado let’s get started. Read more >


Can You Guess These Children’s Celebrity Drawings?

I adore it when my children draw, paint and create. There’s something almost magical about seeing how their minds work and watching them transfer the ideas in their heads onto paper. More often than not, my daughter draws flowers, creatures and garden scenes. My son, at 3 years old, draws people. More specifically, super heroes. I can be pretty certain that when he shows me a picture, I only need to consider the colours he’s used to work out the super hero he was going for so that I can accurately guess who it is and watch as he puffs Read more >

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10 Posters You'll Love

10 Posters You’ll Love

We have chosen to freshen up our rooms with some new pictures, as we were able to choose from a gorgeous range of posters online along with chunky black frames for all of them. I am so very happy with them all and am convinced that you’ll love them, too! The first area that I was keen to give a new look was my little office area in our kitchen. I spend a lot of time sat there and I really wanted to make a feature wall of it as well as providing me with some motivation on the longer days. Read more >

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