Category: Random Ramblings

At Last I Have Actual Photos!

I take a lot of photos. I suspect we all do these days. But how many of us then have actual printed photos? We seem to be living in an age where we take more photos than we ever have, but then have fewer photos printed and in photo albums …

Must-Visit World War II Sites in Europe

A trip to historic sites is always an exciting one to share with the kids. Not only can you visit remarkable places and enjoy exciting activities, you can also teach kids about the past and important moments in history. World War II is not a point in history that should …

4 Nursing Qualities You Already Possess as a Mom

Nursing is an excellent field for women to consider. The number of career paths, career flexibility, and excellent pay are major reasons why. The fact that we cannot automate patient care is another benefit, though patients themselves wouldn’t want it. An aging population is increasing demand for nurses. Why aren’t …

Boo’s Dream Horse

Ever since Boo was around two or three years old, she has loved horses. Ponies, unicorns, zebras, any variation on the equine theme really, though I’d say that her absolute favourites have always been zebras. She used to adore Madagascar when she was a toddler, watching it over and over, …

Little Man’s Dream Pet

What would your dream pet be? A beautiful blue French Bulldog? A cute ball of fluffy kitten? Perhaps something more unusual, a pygmy hippopotamus or a big cat? We have our lovely guinea pigs here, though when asked about dream pets, it’s nice to think about other animals we could …

Summer Menswear

With our holidays coming up and the sun making an occasional appearance here, thoughts have turned to summer clothes. The kids always come first, so their shopping is all done and they are ready for summer. I’ve then picked up a few new skirts and vests over the past couple …

Happy Blog Birthday To Me!

Yes, today is this little blog’s birthday, four years old today. Those four years have flown by and I can’t really imagine not blogging. My daughter was a preschooler when I started this and my son a baby. Boo’s about to go into KS2 and Little Man’s starting school soon. …

9 British Historical Figures With an Intriguing Past

Regular readers will know how much I love history, so much so that I’m studying it at the moment.  But I’m aware that not everyone is fan, so I thought this might tempt some of you to look a little closer… Curious to know who they are? Have a look at …

Tomorrow I Will Be 40

Or to put it another way, today’s the last day of being in my thirties. I have spent the last few days celebrating, as Friday was the Husband’s 41st birthday and then we had the weekend to ourselves whilst the kids stayed at my mum’s. It was lovely. Today we have …

SSE: The Energy Behind Women’s Football

Today I’m sharing more about SSE’s commitment to women’s football, at all levels of the game. As a parent, I am keen that my children get chances to try new things, experience different clubs and challenge themselves with different sports. I want to give them access to as many different …

I’m An Agony Aunt!

Yes, you read that right, someone has come to me for advice, I am now an agony aunt! The team over at More Than contacted me recently asking me if I’d like to get involved in their new Agony Aunt feature. Unsure whether I would actually be able to help …

Making Time For Me

Even as I typed the title, I felt a twinge of guilt. I am not comfortable prioritising time for myself, just to be me. I am busy with home, family, childcare, studying and of course this blog. I run everything at home and I do like being busy and organising …

Men’s Wedding Suit Tips

You rarely get the chance to meet up with friends and family to celebrate something important, so weddings are always memorable occasions. Naturally, on such a special day you want to look as good as you can, which means taking the time to go out and buy a special outfit. …

A Wedding Anniversary To Look Forward To

We missed our wedding anniversary last month. Well, when I say missed, we knew it when it came around, we exchanged cards and thoughtful family and friends had sent cards and gifts. But our daughter was ill on our anniversary so the meal we’d planned to go out for didn’t …

Which Wedding Venue Is Right For You?

It’s with a strange and impeccable sense of timing that Simply Be sent over this rather handy infographic to me today about choosing the right wedding venue. You see tomorrow it’s mine and the Husband’s wedding anniversary, so I have actually had my own wedding on my mind today. Take …

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