Category: Random Ramblings

When You’ve Been Blogging For 7 Years

This blog is 7 years old this week. 7 years. Where has that time gone? When I started writing all those years ago, I would not have guessed that I’d still be here doing so now. It’s not something that I really thought that much about at all at the time. …

As Lockdown Starts To Ease

Here we are going into one hundred plus days of lockdown. Lockdown-ish. I mean, it’s easing considerably now, but I think most people will feel that life’s far from back to normal. The kids are still being home schooled and lots of people at the Husband’s work are still on …

Who Would Be The Ideal Teacher?

This is a collaborative post  It’s that time of year. We should soon be finding out the kids’ teachers for the next school year. I’m hoping that there is a next school year that involves teachers that are not me, so it’s a nice fantasy to chat about! Rumours have …

Cord Blood Awareness Month: 10 Facts You Should Know About Cord Blood

This is a collaborative post  July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month which raises awareness about the importance of your baby’s umbilical cord blood and the powerful stem cells it contains. In honour of Cord Blood Awareness Month, I have partnered up with the UK’s leading cord blood bank, Cells4Life, …

Develop Your Children’s Creativity With Fun Photography Tools

This is a collaborative post We all want our children to be more successful, more progressive, and accomplish their goals in life. That’s why we teach them how to set the right priorities and to be independent and disciplined. However, sometimes we overlook an important part – helping them to …

The Birthday Week

We are embarking on the birthday week in our household. It’s the Husband’s tomorrow and then mine at the weekend. The Husband has been off since Friday evening so it’s nice to have him home with us. He’s continued to work full time throughout the pandemic, so he’s also enjoyed …

When Strange Life Becomes Normal Life

I’m now at the stage where this feels normal. Which is odd, I know, as life is far from normal. But I have got used to it. Somewhere along the line, strange life has become normal life. I live very much in the present. I find that this gets me …

A Little Lockdown Life Update

How’s everyone doing? What are we now, day 8564 of lockdown? It’s hard to know, the days just go on and on and on and on… Our household is okay, I think. The Husband’s still going out to work, though most of his colleagues have been furloughed. The kids are …

This Is Our New Normal

This is our new normal then. How is everyone doing? We are adjusting. Well, I say we, it’s mainly me that needs to adjust, that needs to let go. The kids seem happy enough, though of course they would be happier if they could see their family and friends. It’s …

3 Ways To Pamper Yourself

This is a collaborative post We all deserve to take a break, we all deserve to treat ourselves and we all deserve indulgence. This is why today we want to share with you 3 ways to pamper yourself, which one will you go for? Or be like us, and go …

6 Tips For Travel Writing

This is a collaborative post  Travel writing has become increasingly popular. It is a great way to reflect on your experiences and share them with friends and family when you are far away. Someday it would be great to be able to read about your experiences and perhaps even share …

How To Work From Home Effectively

I have chosen to work from home for several reasons, the main one being that I can work flexibly around the kids. I can do the school runs, I can be around during the holidays and I can make those assemblies and workshops at school. It’s important to me that …

3 Tips For Fighting The Post-Holiday Blues

I am planning ahead here. Of course, because I am me. And because I have a feeling that the post-Disney World holiday blues are going to hit us all hard this time, so I have come up with 3 tips for fighting the post-holiday blues. I have loved having a …

Should I Have Joint Life Insurance?

This is a contributed post  Life insurance can be a hard thing to get your head around. No one wants to think about what will happen when they’re no longer around, but it’s something we all need to consider. The question is whether to got for joint life insurance or …

10 Quick Trips To Get A Break From London Life In 2020

This is a collaborative post  Life in the capital comes with so many benefits. You’re never short of things to see and do, and new experiences to try, but the pace of life can take its toll. A quarter of Londoners have set their sights on moving, a recent study …

Hello 2020

Well, here we are then, back to work, back to normality, in 2020. The kids have gone back to school today so it’s just Herbie and I at home. The normal routines have kicked back in and I am back at my desk, dog on my lap. I would happily …

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