Category: Random Ramblings

As The Decade Ends…

As the decade ends I’m having a little look back. And now that I am looking back, it’s been quite a decade. My girl was just under three months old as the decade began. I was just starting to learn about parenthood, pretty clueless and no idea about the journey that …

Let The Festivities Commence!

I’ve done that thing again this year. The thing that I always do, every single year. I plan the kids’ gifts, I get them early and wrap them. Then I see just one more thing that I know they’d love and get that. Then I see something else and buy …

Born Free – 5 Gift Ideas For The Adventurer In Your Life

This is a collaborative post  Does your son have a passion for the outdoors? In our ever-increasing digital world, it’s not as common as it once was for children to play outside for hours, climb trees and get muddy. So, when their birthday comes around, finding the right gift for …

The Importance Of Sleep

This is a collaborative post  You may be glad to hear that sleep is one of the most important parts of your day. It’s where our bodies recover and wind down from the day before, helping us to relax and fully revitalise. It can also help you avoid some serious …

5 Tips For Picking A Personal Piece Of Jewellery This Christmas

This is a collaborative post Searching for the perfect piece of jewellery for a special someone this Christmas? With so many styles to choose from, it can be mind boggling and time consuming trying to find an item that’s just right. If you’re struggling to select jewellery for your loved …

I Am Learning Again….

This post contains affiliate links I am learning again, with Skillshare, and I am really enjoying it. I do receive a fair few emails each day and I have to admit that the one from Skillshare pretty much passed me by. Until I happened to look at it when the …

5 Ways You Can Master Studying At Home

This is a collaborative post Being what is referred to as a mature student, means that you have all the hard work that comes with studying, writing essays, reading endless study materials coupled with all the responsibilities of being a fully functioning adult and a parent at the same time. …

When The Kids Go Back To School

Just like that, the summer is over and we are back into the school routine again. As I write this, it’s a rainy Monday and it’s been a day of soggy school runs. Little Man is now in Year 2 and Boo is in Year 5. They seem to be …

My Blog is 6 Years Old This Week!

My blog is 6 years old this week! Where did that time go? It has absolutely flown by. I started when Boo was 3 years old and Little Man just 10 months old. They have grown up here and I love that I have so much of their childhood captured …

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 …

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 …

Instagram: Loves and Loathes

Did you see the Instagram glitch a few weeks ago? Where people’s follower numbers dropped (they did come back)? I spotted some people mocking those who were worried about it, comments centring on their vanity and shallowness as they were worried over numbers. Well, it’s not quite like that for …

A Complete Guide To Buying A Car At Auction

This is a collaborative post So, it’s time to buy a new car and you’re considering all of the options available to find the best deal? People often brush past the idea of buying a car at auction as they fear they will be ripped off or spend too much …

17 Years Ago Today

17 years ago today, I got married. I was 24 years old, the Husband 25. We’d been together for three and a half years and living together for around eighteen months. We got married at Coombe Abbey, somewhere that I keep meaning to take the kids to show them. It’s …

The Dog Decision

You may know that there has been a dog debate going on in our household for some time. It has been as simple as ‘Do we get a dog?’ And if so, when? This year, next year, in two years time? There’s a fair bit to debate, but we have …

8 Must-See Netflix Shows

I should preface this post with the fact that this is not an ad, I am not affiliated with Netflix, I am simply addicted to it! I am always on the lookout for new recommendations, which is why I thought I’d share this with you today, my 8 must-see Netflix …

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