Category: Random Ramblings

Gin In A Plastic Cup & A Sticky Floor

Gin in a plastic cup and a sticky floor. My Saturday night. My Saturday night was loud, hot, sticky, and fabulous. Drinks were served in plastic cups, to save me ripping up my feet over broken glass. I should really preface this little tale with the context that my usual Saturday …

Siblings March 2016

I know that I say this every month, but Little Man and Boo draw ever closer. They are the best of friends and it seems that they both totally understand how the big sister/little brother dynamic works. My girl does all that she can to protect and look out for …

Five Under £5 for March

It’s that time again, so I’m taking part in Julia’s #fiveunder5 series for this month, where I will share with you five things that I’ve bought for under a fiver in recent weeks…. We went on an outing into Birmingham recently, and as is always the case we spent an inordinate amount …

A Lesson For My Daughter

My 6 year old was reticent to tell me about a problem she’d had at school the other day. This is unusual for her, she’s rarely quiet. I coaxed it out of her and it seems that she struggled that day with some comprehension work she was doing within her guided …

Understanding Cord Blood Banking

When Cells 4 Life got in touch with me wanting to share their work, I admit I knew very little about cord blood banking. So I decided to invite them to tell us all more about it….. Every year in the UK 800,000 babies are born and with them there …

Our Top 5 Holiday Destinations

It’s that time of year where thoughts turn to holidays, isn’t it? Holidays gone-by come rushing to the forefront of my mind, dreams of LA, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Barcelona and so many more. Spring is showing signs of springing so my mind wanders onwards to summer and then I start …

8 Things That I Won’t Miss About Playgroups

With my Little Man now at nursery for two days a week, we are no longer playgroup attendees. On our free days we tend to go for soft play, trips to the park and seeing friends and family instead. Playgroups are now a thing of the past. I’ve been on …

Top 5 Nickelodeon Shows

We do like our films and TV here, and though the kids watch the very rare ‘adult’ programme (Ninja Warrior is a huge hit with them!) generally they will only watch children’s channels. So today I’d like to introduce you to some of our favourite shows as I share our …

Siblings February 2016

We’re into February now, though I have to say that time seems to be taking an age at the moment. I think it’s because I’m so keen to see the spring and summer! My two little siblings are as close as ever, with Boo now aged 6 years and 4 …

Settling a Reluctant 3 Year Old in at Nursery

My 3 year old son has just started going to nursery. It hasn’t been an easy transition for either of us. A few years back, my daughter rocked up for her nursery settling in session, at the same age as my son is now, and ran off to explore her new …

Five Under £5 for February

It’s time to take part in Julia’s #fiveunder5 series for this month, where I share with you five things that I’ve bought for under a fiver in the past few weeks. I’ve been trying to cut down on my spending, after spotting a few No Spend January posts, which I …

Why Celebrate 100% Attendance?

My daughter came home with one of these certificates a couple of weeks ago… Well done, she showed up every day. She’d been fortunate enough to be quite well through all of last term, bar the odd sniffle here and there. Of course, as soon as this arrived she has been …

#loveisAtoZ

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, we are being bombarded by romantic gift suggestions, getaways, meals and more. The Husband and I don’t really go in for Valentine’s Day, and it probably helps that our wedding anniversary is just a few weeks later, so that’s when we make time to …

What Time Is Too Early For PJ’s?

For some people, winding down from the day is about gin. For me it’s about PJ’s.* Last week I was having a day where I wanted to be in my PJ’s at 3pm. Yes, it was that kind of day. My daughter was poorly for the third day, so we’d barely …

My 5 All-Time Favourite TV Characters

I do like a bit of escapism into a TV show. Whether it be a drama, thriller, horror or comedy, if it grabs me and entertains me, I am content. I don’t watch any daytime TV or any of the soaps. In fact, when I think about what I do …

Merry Christmas!

It’s a short and sweet one from me today. Thanks for 2015. I hugely appreciate every single one of you for reading this blog, joining in with my linkies, taking part in the various activities and competitions I arrange or just chatting to me over on social media. It’s been …

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