Jocelyn


Word of the Week 20/4/18

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 >


What’s It Like To Be A Mature Student?

As many of you will know, I am in my final year of my Open University degree. I’m in my final month now to be precise, and over this time I have been asked many times, ‘what’s it like to be a mature student?’ So I thought I’d try to answer that here, from my personal experiences, and I hope it might persuade one or two others to take the leap as I haven’t once regretted it. Now I can’t draw a direct comparison with being a student now to being a student straight after school as I didn’t do Read more >


Siblings April 2018

These two have absolutely loved the Easter holidays. We’ve not got up to much, it’s been a nice mix of catching up with friends and family, a few trips out and then lots of time playing and relaxing at home. They have enjoyed it all, whether they be playing ‘Peter Pan’ in the garden, exploring the Sea Life Centre, colouring side by side or snuggled up for a movie night, they have been happy. They’ve had a couple of sleepovers, once at my mum’s house and then once here as they shared a bedroom. They love doing this, and they Read more >


Word of the Week 13/4/18

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 >


Jelly Invaders at the National Sea Life Centre

Over the weekend, we enjoyed a trip out to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. We’re working with them this year and love putting our annual passes to use. The kids are always excited to visit, and this time were even more so as they knew there was a new Jelly Invaders area to explore..ooohhh! If you’ve never visited before, it’s well-signposted throughout the city so you should have no trouble finding it. We normally park in one of the NIA car parks close-by, so it’s just a few minutes walk to the Sea Life Centre. It’s a lovely Read more >


Treads Shoes Review

We have received some new school shoes here, boys school shoes for Little Man from Treads Shoes. If you’ve yet to discover Treads Shoes, they have been developed by a single parent tired of buying school shoes that fall apart and having to buy new ones all too regularly. They are available to buy online and the website includes a handy measuring guide to help you to make the right decision when ordering. Ours arrived within a few days and were well-packaged. Along with the shoes, there were leaflets sharing further information on them and explaining the many features offered Read more >


Our Disney World Plans

How can it be only a few weeks until we go to Disney World? The time has just flown by, and I think, I hope, we are all set for it now. We have moved resorts since we first booked and are happy with that, we have got our seats on the plane sorted along with booking into the V Room at the airport, our ride FastPasses are all in place and we have a handful of reservations to look forward to.  Oh, and the less interesting stuff is all done, from ESTAs to insurance. We have also all acquired quite Read more >


Word of the Week 6/4/18

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 >


A Free Day Out With The Kids!

Free days out with the kids can be hard to come by, especially when we have so much rain forecast over the holidays. Lots of our go-to free places are outdoors, from feeding the ducks to going to playgrounds to whizzing around on bikes or scooters. But it can be a little trickier when it’s wet, so today I’m sharing what we got up to on Monday, as Subway challenged us to have a day out without spending on the kids. Not easy to do! We decided to take a train trip into Birmingham as that’s always an adventure and Read more >


Win SSE Women’s FA Cup Final Tickets!

Another post for you today, and it’s a good one! I have SSE Women’s FA Cup Final tickets up for grabs, so read on…. The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final returns to Wembley for a fourth consecutive year and after last season’s goal-fest we can’t wait to find out what this season’s final has in store. The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final is the showcase event in women’s domestic football and a record crowd of over 35,000 fans witnessed Manchester City Women beat Birmingham City Ladies in last year’s final to lift the trophy – the event was rated by fans Read more >


Bring Back Paper Book Swap April 2018

I am thinking that it must be about time for another book swap, I haven’t run one yet this year so I must remedy that! I do love a good old book swap. I like deliberating over which book to send as much I like to receive the surprise book in the post! The idea behind the book swap is very simple and easy for anyone to take part in. It’s open to all, as long as you’re aged over 18. The idea is to send a pre-loved fiction book out into the world for someone else to enjoy, and Read more >


Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment Tour

Last week we spent a magical afternoon at Disney On Ice’s Worlds of Enchantment tour. It was utterly brilliant! We are big Disney fans in our house, so this was absolutely perfect for us. We have seen Disney On Ice a few times now and it seems that we all get more excited about it with every show that go to! And I am delighted to say that Worlds of Enchantment lived up to expectations, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We got seated around ten minutes before it began and I was amazed to see how quickly the arena filled Read more >


Word of the Week 30/3/18

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 >


Easter Fun with Cadbury Peter Rabbit!

Oh my, we had the BEST delivery last week, a bundle full of Cadbury Easter eggs. Can there be anything better than being picked up from school and told that when you get home you’ll be having some Easter fun and going on an Easter egg hunt? Not your average Wednesday afternoon, so the kids were thrilled! We kicked it off by getting their Easter bonnets ready, and then they happily donned them and embarked upon their Easter egg hunt. They were beyond excited! I hid the eggs around the house, and had fun playing ‘warmer/colder’ with them. This is Read more >


The Blog Plans…After Uni

As I move into my final few weeks of my Open University course, it’s fair to say that my attention is largely being diverted that way. So firstly I’d ask, please do bear with me. I will still be sharing and posting here, I will still be popping up on social media, but it may just not be quite as often. Though if you check out my Instastories, you’ll probably see streams of me studying there, so yes, that’s what I’ll be up to and where you can find me. All being well, I’ll complete my degree mid-May, and then Read more >


Word of the Week 23/3/18

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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