Month: December 2015

Merry Christmas!

It’s a short and sweet one from me today. Thanks for 2015. I hugely appreciate every single one of you for reading this blog, joining in with my linkies, taking part in the various activities and competitions I arrange or just chatting to me over on social media. It’s been …

Introducing The Polar Loop 2

The Husband and I have new gadgets, thanks to Polar. We now each have a Polar Loop 2 and a Polar H7 heart rate sensor. Today I am going to share with you a little about the Polar Loop 2 along with our initial thoughts on them. The Polar Loop 2 is …

A Secret Santa Project

Oh, I do love a Secret Santa! When we were invited to take part in a Secret Santa I was keen to get involved as I do love the idea of these. There’s something special about choosing something for another family, so it was with excitement that I embarked upon …

Catherine Cookson Christmas

Oh, how I love Christmas TV! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have no doubt gathered this from my excitement over finding that the Christmas TV guides are out! I spent an hour last week poring over every single page of it and circling everything that we need to …

Word of the Week 18/12/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week, the final one of 2015 – wow, that time has flown! As next Friday is Christmas Day and the following one New Year’s Day, Word of the Week will be taking a little break. Of course you’re more than welcome to blog …

An Open University Update

As regular readers will know, I’ve recently resumed my studies with the Open University. The term officially started at the beginning of October, so I am now a couple of months into it, so it feels like a good time to let you know how I am getting on. I …

On Making Time For ‘Read, Write, Create’

Today I’m delighted to be bringing you a guest post as we’re hearing from the lovely Zoe, and her thoughts on the #BringBackPaper series…. Ever since I found out about #bringbackpaper and ‘read, write, create’ I knew that it was right up my street – all three things are things …

Siblings December 2015

Wow another month has flown by. It’s been a time of excitement, with the countdown to Christmas now in full swing. The kids have been fortunate enough to go to meet Santa at two events, at Drayton Manor and at the National Forest Adventure Farm. I find Christmas to be …

I’m Loving…Sweet Scents & Soft Skin

I have been treated! And I am absolutely loving my new pamper products, perfumes and bath and shower gels….. I am something of a perfume addict. You know how some people treat themselves to bags or shoes come payday? Well back when I worked full time, I was always circling …

Need Christmas Gift Inspiration?

The time is nearly upon us. Christmas is now next week! The presents need buying and wrapping before then, so are you all set? I like to get things ready quite early on, so I think I am all prepared now. Though I do often find that by buying gifts early, …

Word of the Week 11/12/15

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 …

5 Tips for Dealing with Toilet Training Regression

We toilet trained Little Man a few weeks ago now, and he was dry very quickly as after just two days, he’d got it. This continued for 2-3 weeks with not one single accident, and though he was resistant to pooing on the toilet, he was managing it. And then …

Christmas Fun at the National Forest Adventure Farm

At the weekend we went along to one of our favourite places, the National Forest Adventure Farm, to see what festive fun they had lined up. The kids were excited and I always look forward to our visits there as it’s a lovely place, with friendly staff and plenty to …

A Minted Christmas

I was first introduced to Minted when I worked with them last year. I shared Stacks of Sensational Stationery at Minted, giving you a feel for the store and a peek at a few of my favourite picks. At the time, I ordered myself some little papery treats, such as …

Word of the Week 4/12/15

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 …

Helping Our Heroes

I was talking to my mum recently, following those brilliant DIY SOS specials where they were trying to offer housing help for military veterans. Prince William and Prince Harry went along and got involved, too, adding their weight to the issue. Did you see them? I cried through both of them. …

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