World Book Day secret giver
Feb28

World Book Day secret giver

I absolutely love reading and am so pleased that my children love it too. I never forced them to read, but I listened to them read their school books, always read to them at bedtimes and made lots of books available to them that I thought they’d like. So I was very pleased when Miles Kelly publishers got in touch with me to see if I wanted to take part in a secret giver project to celebrate World Book Day. I was given a blogger...

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We need a holiday!
Feb27

We need a holiday!

Call me old-fashioned, but I like to print off actual photos and stick them in actual albums. I’ve always done it, and the fact that I now take digital photos isn’t going to change that. Would you believe I am on the 86th album since my eldest was born (they’re all numbered and dated)?! With all that has happened lately with moving house twice and doing DIY, I’ve got a bit behind with my sticking. I had a...

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The Gallery: Guilty pleasures
Feb26

The Gallery: Guilty pleasures

Pretty much everyone knows what my guilty pleasure is. It’s very dark in colour, comes in a lovely orange wrapper and I eat it every single day. Yes, it’s Green & Black’s Maya Gold. It’s hard to believe now, but I didn’t always love chocolate. Before I had children I was more of a savoury person. But then one day when my eldest was a few weeks old, I suddenly felt desperately hungry (that’s...

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‘Not a silly mummy’
Feb25

‘Not a silly mummy’

Things went a bit pear-shaped in our house the other day, leading to a thoroughly unpleasant evening for all of us. A question was asked of me and I answered it honestly, in a way that I thought was best for the whole family. It turns out this wasn’t the response that was required. The questioner knew what response they required. So my answer turned out to be really bad for the family, leading to five very unhappy bunnies. I...

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The bedroom mystery
Feb24

The bedroom mystery

When we moved from a rather cramped three bedroom bungalow (albeit one with a loft conversion) to a spacious five bedroom house, I never thought we’d have difficulty fitting our stuff in. Because it came out of a small house. It’ll easily fit into a big house, right? Actually, not really. For all it’s smallness (that may or may not be an actual word), the old house had quite big bedrooms. Our old bedroom was lovely...

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