Category: Random Ramblings

This is the Year that I Turn 40

Ah, hello 2017. I was born in 1977, so yes, this year, I will be 40. It’s a funny old age as it seems to be such a big deal, and clearly I am aware of it as it’s there in my mind as the new year comes in. My …

Blog Highlights of 2016!

Ah, a chance to look back over the past year here on the blog and share a few of my blogging highlights, most popular posts and the things that have made me happy. Blog Highlights Where to start? There have been so many great things about blogging this year that …

Gorgeous Winter Wear for Kids

If there’s one thing that I do like about winter, it’s winter wear. The scarves, woolly hats, boots and big warm coats. Then underneath all of those clothes there are the jumpers, with shots of glitter and sparkles, tartan prints, chunky cords and more. I do love it, and it’s …

Gizmo Saves Christmas!

December is on the horizon now. Christmas music is playing, shops are becoming chaotic, trees are going up, presents are getting wrapped, so I think I can now talk freely about Christmas without it being ‘too early’! I want to talk about Christmas ads, as they seem to be such …

That ‘Fries-day’ Feeling!

A couple of weeks ago I shared all about McCain’s ‘Fries-day’ campaign. It means that Friday becomes ‘Fries-day’ here and it’s a chance for the kids to choose their favourite teatime meal. After a full-on week, I do like to make Friday an easy meal night, so this has taken …

Could Leetchi.com Be Useful For You?

Have you heard of Leetchi.com? As they’re new to the UK, probably not, I hadn’t. But when they got in touch with me to share what they do I could see the appeal straightaway and how very useful their service can be. That’s why I want to tell you all …

This is Why I Blog

Last week was half term. We caught up with friends, we baked, we crafted, we read, we drew, we played and we lounged. Nothing special, all completely ordinary, and I loved it. Here’s a little moment, completely average, but one that felt just so right… As I say, ordinary. Boo …

On Sibling Love

I have no doubt mentioned here before that I have a brother. A little brother, though to be fair, he is a tad taller than me now! My brother and I have the same age gap as my children. Well, if we’re being absolutely exact, our age gap is 2 …

Girls in Football

My daughter came home from school last week excited to tell me about her PE lesson, as she’d been learning how to play football. She couldn’t wait for Daddy to come home from work so that they could go out into the garden and she could show him all she’d …

Top Tips for Beautiful Every Day Hair

Last week I was fortunate to be invited along to an evening at Anthony John Salons, a chance to talk hair and have a good look around the beautiful and inviting salon. We kicked off with a¬†tour of the salon and a chat with Tony who is enthusiastic and passionate …

Top 10 Billy Joel Songs

Do you know what I love most about my blog? The fact that I really can write about anything I like, and today, I want to write about Billy Joel! As regular readers may know, the Husband and I went to see him at Wembley this month, the second time …

The Dads & Daughters Campaign

Today I wanted to share with you details about the Dads and Daughters campaign. The SSE Dads and Daughters series is celebrating the great work dads around the country are doing to encourage their daughters to get involved in football. It feels relevant to our household as I’m sure it …

I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike!

Having discovered last month that I can still cycle after twenty years or so of not trying it, I’m taking a moment to reflect on how I’ve found the¬†experience, and whether I am converted. First up, let me show my new ride off to you. Here it is, my Apollo …

Have You Discovered School Reviewer?

Have you discovered School Reviewer? I have to say, I hadn’t heard of it until they got in touch with me, so today I’m introducing it to you as I’ve a feeling it could be really helpful to so many of you. School Reviewer is the only site in the …

Happy Birthdays with Zazzle!

I know that I’ve mentioned before two of my kids’ great loves. For my girl, she’s discovered the wonderful world of Harry Potter and cannot get enough of it. For my son, it’s all about superheroes. So when the lovely folks over at Zazzle got in touch with me telling …

So is it as Easy as Riding a Bike?

I wrote a couple of weeks ago sharing the news that I am getting back on the saddle, after many, many years. The team at Halfords have supplied me with a brand new bike to see how I get on with cycling again after all of these years. I have …

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