Word of the Week 22/6/18

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 >


Birthday Additions To My TBR Pile

Of course we all know that I needed more books. It was pretty much a given that I was going to buy a huge stack of them on my birthday, wasn’t it? A book-buying binge is pretty much synonymous with my birthday! You may be aware that I already have a significant To Be Read pile. I’m not sure of the exact number of books that I own and have yet to read, and I do my best to avoid checking and counting them, but I’d guess it’s in the region of around 40 books. Ish. Give or take a Read more >


5 Reasons to Visit Gardener’s World Live

Last week my mum and I went along to BBC’s Gardener’s World Live. We go every year and it’s a real annual highlight for us. A day for us to indulge our love of gardening, surrounded by beautiful sights and scents. It’s held at the NEC each June, and is attached to the BBC Good Food Show, so you get to see both shows. We always go on the Thursday or Friday and it’s busy, but never suffocatingly so, though we’ve not visited over the weekend so I don’t know how much busier that would be. We like to get Read more >


Word of the Week 15/6/18

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 >


Siblings June 2018

What a month these two have had! They both absolutely adored Disney World, as did we all. They amazed me with how much stamina they had, we saw so much, walked so many miles, stayed out so late, but they managed to keep up. And whilst keeping up, they remained the best of friends. I don’t recall a single squabble, they got along together so well. Boo ensured that she looked out for Little Man whenever he was uncertain around new people, rides and play areas, always sticking close to him checking that he was OK. She is such a Read more >


One for Harry Potter Fans

We have been lucky enough to take in two amazing Harry Potter experiences over the last few weeks, as we have visited both the Warner Bros Studio Tour The Making of Harry Potter in London and also The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Orlando. And yes, the kids and I are Harry Potter fans so we have absolutely loved it all, so I thought I’d share a few details and photos today, one for Harry Potter fans. I think I’d start by saying that both are amazing and both are completely different, which is why I’d recommend Read more >


10 Must-Dos When Planning A Disney World Holiday

I’ve seen lots of comments about wanting to just go with the flow on a Disney World holiday, and that planning takes the joy out of it. Each to their own, of course, but my absolute top tip for this holiday would be to plan. It makes a huge difference once you are there, to your wait times, to everything that you get to see, and to your overall holiday. Plan it, research it, know your stuff! These must-do tips are all assuming that you have already booked your holiday. If you want more advice around when to go, who Read more >

10 Must-Dos When Planning a Disney World Holiday

Word of the Week 8/6/18

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 >


Our Disney World Highlights

I’ve a feeling that I’m going to find this a tricky post to write, as I know once I start I will keep thinking of more and more wonderful moments to add to the list! So, in no particular order, here are a few of our standout Disney World highlights…. The Magic Kingdom Welcome Show was just the best way to start our holiday. We visited Magic Kingdom on our first day, as there’s just something so right about starting the holiday walking up Main Street and seeing that castle. We were there in plenty of time to get a Read more >


Stationery Swap June 2018

Woohoo, it’s time for a stationery swap! This is a chance for you to spread some happiness with happy mail as you can enjoy putting together a parcel full of pretty papery goodies for your swap partner and then you get to unwrap their offerings as a treat for yourself. It is all round stationery happiness! It is fun and simple activity to get involved with. All you need to do is pop a package of stationery bits and bobs together and send them out into the world to your swap partner so that they have received them by the Read more >


On Being 40

Next week I’ll be turning 41. I am enjoying my last few days of being 40. And I do find that I have enjoyed it. It’s such a milestone age, isn’t it? Some people dread it, some revel in it and some just roll with it. I’m probably in the latter category here, with perhaps a touch of revelling thrown in. 40 has been kind to me. 40 has seen me completing my degree. 40 has seen me taking my children to Disney World. 40 has seen me enter my 17th year of marriage to the very best man that Read more >


Word of the Week 1/6/18

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 >


The Husband As A Dad

I wrote a few weeks ago about my own parenting, wondering when I’ll feel that I really have this motherhood thing down. It’s had me thinking more about it all recently, and has had me stopping myself a few times and reflecting on things that I could do differently. However, when I then think about how the Husband parents, well I think that he has absolutely got it right. Fortunately for the kids, he seems to know what he’s doing! In the big things, we parent in the same way. We give consistent messages to the kids, we set boundaries, Read more >


Peoples Host Review – A Company I’d Recommend

Around eighteen months ago I had had enough of my blog hosts so I looked around to change over to someone else, someone better. At that time I was nervous about how difficult the whole process might be, but I was really pleased with how my new hosts, Peoples Host, handled it all and kept me informed throughout the process. I wrote ‘I switched web hosting and it wasn’t painful‘ back then if you’d like to read more about how it all went. Today I just wanted to share an update on how I am finding them. Whilst I was Read more >


Word of the Week 25/5/18

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 >


Bullet Journal Prompts for Bookworms

Today I am sharing a few ideas that connect two of my favourite papery things, bullet journals and books! I have been thinking up a few bullet journal prompts for bookworms. I love putting together new bullet journal collections, some that are entirely practical and useful, others that are simply fun to do. These are a bit of a mix between the two. If you aren’t a big reader, then they aren’t likely to be remotely useful, but to those of us who often have our noses in a book, or spend far too much time browsing book shops, there Read more >