Like a lot of parents I am always on the look out for new books that will ignite a love of reading in my children. My son used to be an avid reader and we have read most of the Road Dahl books together as well as some other great series’, such as Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. However, since the number of books he has to read for school has increased he has stopped wanting to read purely for fun.

Read More »

Welcome back to the weekly #funseekingkids round-up post. This is where I will share my  4 favourite photos linked up to mine and Susie’s (This Is Me Now) Instagram Community. If you missed the launch post and have no idea what I’m talking about you can read it here: #funseekingkids – A New Instagram Community.

The weather this past week has been amazing for most of the country and I am loving the sun filled pictures you’ve all been adding.

Read More »

At the start of each month I like to set myself a list of goals for the coming weeks, a monthly bucket list if you will. I’ve found that it really helps to keep me on track and by publishing it on the blog there is an element of accountability that gives me the proverbial kick up the butt needed. The idea came from the lovely Beth at twinderlemo.co.uk who hosts a linky for this purpose each month and I’ve found it invaluable.

Read More »

I’ve had the idea for this guest posting series in the back of my mind since the start of the year and have finally given myself a kick up the butt to get it started. So, here is all the info you need to know:

What is it all about?

‘Tales from the other side of …’ is all about sharing our successes. There are so many stages, achievements, milestones and heartbreaks we go through as parents and whatever we are experiencing,

Read More »

Our lives are so busy at times that it can be all too easy to focus only on the negative and tiring things that have happened during the week. To counteract this, every week I join the #HappyDaysLinky run by the lovely Katy (whatkatysaid.com) and Sian (quitefranklyshesaid.com) to reflect on all the moments of the past week that have made me happy.

I’m sure you will agree that this week has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for many and choosing to focus on the happy moments seems more important than ever.

Read More »

Welcome back to the weekly #funseekingkids round-up post. This is where I will share my  4 favourite photos linked up to mine and Susie’s (This Is Me Now) Instagram Community. If you missed the launch post and have no idea what I’m talking about you can read it here: #funseekingkids – A New Instagram Community.

After everything that happened in Manchester on Monday night Susie and I did consider not posting a roundup this week.

Read More »

Our lives are so busy at times that it can be all too easy to focus only on the negative and tiring things that have happened during the week. To counteract this, every week I join the #HappyDaysLinky run by the lovely Katy (whatkatysaid.com) and Sian (quitefranklyshesaid.com) to reflect on all the moments of the past week that have made me happy.

These weeks seem to be flying by faster and faster,

Read More »

Welcome back to the weekly #funseekingkids round-up post. This is where I will share my  4 favourite photos linked up to mine and Susie’s (This Is Me Now) Instagram Community. If you missed the launch post and have no idea what I’m talking about you can read it here: #funseekingkids – A New Instagram Community.

I think my choices sum up this week pretty well. The weather seems to have been a complete mixed bag with some people experienced beautiful sunshine and others (me included) have had rain and wind.

Read More »

I was recently tagged on Instagram by @susiehawes and @thestentedpapa to complete the #20factsaboutme challenge and thought I’d post it on here as well. So here you go, 20 things you may not know about little old me:

Pictures of me as a child, getting married, travelling Asia and at the F1 to accompany 20 facts about me

  1. My husband and I went to school together from 11, although we didn’t get together till we were 18.
  2. We’ve been married 14 years today,

Read More »