Month: June 2019

When Secondary Schools Suddenly Seem So Real

Boo is now nearing the end of Year 4 at primary school. She loves school, she’s very happy there. She does well academically and she has some wonderful friends. Of course the subject of secondary schools has come up before. It’s something I’ve been aware of for years and it …

4 Ways to Play in Your Own Back Garden

This is a collaborative post My children love playing in our back garden. It actually never ceases to amaze me how much fun they can have out there, coming up with different ways to play. When the sun is shining (and often even when it’s not) my two want to …

Fun at Dogs Unleashed

Over the weekend we travelled up to Bakewell to Dogs Unleashed. I can’t quite remember how I found out about it, but the shows are billed as “The Ultimutt Doggy Days Out” so I knew that we had to give it a go! It ran over the whole weekend, with …

The Truth About Life With A Puppy

We adore our puppy, Herbie, and we have lots of fun with him. He looks so sweet and we love cuddling up with him. I share lots of moments over on my Instastories and here in the Puppy Diaries each week, but I don’t share the harder parts. They’re not …

6 Reasons To Use Lists

Are you a list-maker? On paper or screen? I certainly am. I cannot do without lists, and lists for a whole range of tasks, projects and ideas. Most of mine live in my bullet journal though there’s the odd one elsewhere. Lists help me to organise myself and everything else …

BBC Gardeners’ World Live

I received press tickets to this event A few days ago we went along to BBC Gardeners’ World Live and, as always, we had brilliant day. It’s become something of an annual date for my mum and I. My mum is my gardening guru, everything that I know I have …

Siblings June 2019

As the kids get older, they seem to get closer and closer. There’s no mistaking that Boo is the older child, not simply because she just is, but because of the way that their relationship works. She looks out for her little brother, she likes to take care of him, …

Turn Your Junk Room into a Den for Your Kids

This is a collaborative post Many of us have what we like to call a spare room. In reality, it is usually more of a junk room than anything. Somewhere we put items we rarely use. In many cases, our spare room is really a glorified cupboard, which is a …

Win with Uni-ball’s Creative Escape

This is a sponsored post Today I am excited to be working with Uni-ball and sharing with you news of a new competition that they are running AND I’m giving away some pretty Uni-ball pens here, too! You know how much I love my stationery, so it’s fun to be …

As My Birthday Approaches…

As my birthday approaches, I am in a reflective mood. Last year’s birthday pretty much passed me by, as I was in post-Disney World mode, anxiously waiting on my university results. And the year before that was my 40th, one that I did love and celebrate. As my 42nd is …

Fun at Monster Jam, Ricoh Arena

We were gifted tickets free of charge On Saturday we drove over to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena to experience our very first monster trucks show, Monster Jam. Monster Jam is a two hour monster trucks show, where the trucks perform a variety of stunts to the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of the …

The Three H’s

House, Herbie and Holiday. The three H’s. These are the subjects that have kept me busy, kept me focused. First there were all of the house projects. These absorbed me. We got so much done around here in the first few months of this year. I am really pleased with …

Stationery Swap June 2019

This month’s Bring Back Paper activity is a Stationery Swap. These never fail to be popular! They are popular because so many of us love the idea of a package containing gorgeous stationery arriving at our doors and want to mooch about in our own stationery collections and shops to …

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