Jocelyn


Word of the Week 26/5/17

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 >


SmartSign Review & Competition

As you’ll know, I work from home. It’s a funny thing, working from home for yourself, as you choose your own hours, work out your own ethics and practices and create your own work space. For me, that work space is a desk in a room that also functions as a playroom for the kids and houses our guinea pigs in their huge enclosure. With multi-purposes, I do what I can to make it feel professional and nice to work in, which is where my lovely new addition comes in. Thanks to SmartSign, I have a new sign and I Read more >


We Are Going To Walt Disney World!

I mentioned last week that we were looking into booking our Walt Disney World holiday, and yes, we are now booked up and excited! We will be going next summer and are booked to stay in one of the Disney World resorts. As I have spent a fair bit of time researching this, I thought it would be helpful to put together a few reasons that we decided to book into a Disney hotel, rather than go for another hotel or a villa. On the surface, these look to be cheaper options, but there are several perks with staying in the Read more >

Top Reasons to Stay in a Disney World Hotel

BomoArt bookmark and Papio Press postcard

Pocket Notebooks Subscription Review

I have received a parcel of papery gorgeousness that I want to share with you today. It’s from Pocket Notebooks, and this is The Curated Subscription. Personally curated by Stuart, this is a blend of category leading brands and outliers. Each edition will be different and designed to delight. All packed into a letterbox-friendly box and sent through the post. A box might contain two three-packs of pocket notebooks. It might contain a three pack and larger format book. It might contain all sort of stationery related ‘extras’. Limited Editions will be included in some of the subscription boxes. My first Read more >


Playmobil Ghostbusters™ Ecto-1 Review

We are delighted to be working with Playmobil this year as part of their playologists team, testing and sharing their products with you. Being a top manufacturer within the preschool toys sector, these are always popular with the kids, so we were keen to start working with them. Our very first assignment could not have been better from Little Man’s point of view as it is a product from their brand new Ghostbusters™ range, the Ghostbusters™ Ecto-1…. It is Playmobil’s first entertainment brand license working together with Sony bringing these fantastic sets to life. You can check out the full Read more >

Playmobil Ghostbusters Ecto-1 side

Scavenger Hunts for Preschool Learning

Scavenger Hunts for PreSchool Learning

Little Man and I have been having some fun learning and cementing a few preschool basics. Along with plenty of free and imaginary play when we’re home, as these are the things he happily gravitates towards, we’ve been working on a few of the basics that will help to ease him into school life this September. As with most learning, he takes it in much better when he can move and run about and turn it into a game, in this case, a scavenger hunt. As you can see from the picture, we have a handily coloured rug that means Read more >


Word of the Week 19/5/17

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 >


summer reading pile

A Summer Of Reading Awaits!

On average, I’d say I read 4-6 books a month. But as summer looms, I can see my summer of reading beckoning me and I’m getting excited. As I study from September to June each year, I do have limited time to read, hence only getting through one book every few days to a week. Then as soon as my module finishes, my summer of books can begin. As I shared yesterday, I have just finished it, hooray! So here is my current to be read pile. I’d say this is actually around a third of the books I have to Read more >


That’s Another Open University Module Finished!

And I am done! What a feeling. I have had such mixed feelings about this module, A326 Empire 1492-1975. I was really looking forward to starting it back in October, I remember eagerly leafing through the books, checking my assignment details and getting a feel for the course. Then for the first couple of blocks I really struggled to get into it and my marks on my first two assignments reflected this. I remember thinking that maybe this would just be that module that I had to get through with a basic pass and carry on afterwards. Then, at last, Read more >


Siblings May 2017

Last month’s Siblings post was right in the middle of the school holidays. They absolutely flew by. They also marked the very first holiday that Boo did not want to return to school after, very unusual for her. It made me wonder whether there was a problem at school, but no, I simply think she had a fabulous break and wanted to stay at home and play with Little Man every day! They are the closest of friends. Yes, there’s the odd squabble over the TV remote (Little Man always wins), the flare ups over what to do next (Boo Read more >


Word of the Week 12/5/17

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 >


SSE: The Energy Behind Women’s Football

Today I’m sharing more about SSE’s commitment to women’s football, at all levels of the game. As a parent, I am keen that my children get chances to try new things, experience different clubs and challenge themselves with different sports. I want to give them access to as many different possible hobbies, skills, and ultimately passions, as I possibly can. And then once they find those favourite pastimes, we will be right here supporting them every step of the way. Living in England, I can’t help but suspect that at some stage, that hobby will be football. It’s been a Read more >


Using a Bullet Journal to Plan for Disney World

There is much excitement here as we have decided that we are going to Disney World next year. So along with watching a lot of Disney vlogs, especially BrummyMummyof2’s as they’re friends of ours so the kids love seeing their pals exploring Disney, I thought I’d best start making some plans. Partly because it feels like the kind of holiday that requires some planning to get the most out of it, and partly because it’s fun to do! So I have taken to my bullet journal… I have popped two double page spreads in there dedicate to Disney planning. I Read more >

disney planning bullet journal spread

I’m An Agony Aunt!

Yes, you read that right, someone has come to me for advice, I am now an agony aunt! The team over at More Than contacted me recently asking me if I’d like to get involved in their new Agony Aunt feature. Unsure whether I would actually be able to help people, I tentatively said yes thinking that it would be good to give it a try at least. I honestly did not know what to expect, though I had a good idea that I would be helping people with household problems, rather than any emotional issues. So I popped my Read more >


Making Time For Me

Even as I typed the title, I felt a twinge of guilt. I am not comfortable prioritising time for myself, just to be me. I am busy with home, family, childcare, studying and of course this blog. I run everything at home and I do like being busy and organising things. This blog takes a fair bit of time and maintenance and social media means I’m always on the edge of working. When I’m not physically studying, I’m often mulling information over or planning assignments as I fall to sleep. This all leaves little time for switching off, winding down Read more >

Nike Zoom Trainers

Word of the Week 5/5/17

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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