The 2017 bucket list

January 4, 2017 admin 0

Last year I wrote a 2016 bucket list and then totally forgot all about it, resulting in me completing less than half of it and those i did complete was purely by chance. So this year I have decided to write an other list of things that I would like to see and do throughout 2017 BUT this time I will print a copy off and actually look at it once in a while.   […]

The 2016 bucket list – revisited

January 3, 2017 admin 0

So last January I wrote a bucket list of sorts, 17 things that I wanted to complete before 2017. But truth be told I wrote this list and then completely forgot all about it, in fact I don’t think i actually looked at it again, not once, until now. So at the risk of highlighting just how useless I am and how bloody pointless bucket lists are if you forget you ever wrote one, lets […]

Boys are gross

November 2, 2016 admin 4

On Halloween I arranged for my boys to do trick or treating with their friends. I decided to make a few pizzas before we left and even put a few decorations up, however it was NOT a party, I am not a party throwing mum.  But there were 8 boys sat in my dinning room eating pizza, crisps and sweets (oh so healthy) in fancy dress costumes screaming, shouting and laughing so loudly my neighbours […]

The great bedroom debacle

October 12, 2016 admin 2

When my husband and I first found out we were expecting our eldest we were shocked to say the least, I was still at University and working part time and we lived in a tiny two bed terraced. Despite the initial shock we soon came round to the idea that two would become three and my much loved study would have to be transformed into a nursery, albeit a small nursery, but a cute little […]

Proud wifey moment

September 18, 2016 admin 1

This week my husband has completed a mammoth of a challenge, a 328 mile cycle in 3.5 days to raise money for Children in Need. He started training  towards the back end of last year when he was already a keen cycling fan but you wouldn’t have been to far off in thinking that the “fat lad at the back” range was created with him in mind. He was larger than your average cyclist and although he […]

Num Noms take over Bella Italia

September 9, 2016 admin 3

A couple of weeks ago the boys and I were invited to a Num Noms event at Bella Italia. I had no idea what a num nom was but the event included pizza and ice cream so the boys (and I) were sold on the idea. It turns out that num noms are small squishy, stackable toys  that have surprise features, such as stamps and lip balms.     When we arrived at Bella Italia […]

How to have a fun day out without breaking the bank

September 4, 2016 admin 0

Everyone loves a good family day out but sometimes it feels impossible to enjoy the nicer things in life and visit the most talked about attractions when you have to pay for tickets for a whole family, in our case two adults and two children, especially during school holidays when you have so many days to fill. I am a big believer in accessing free events and attractions but every now and the we do […]

My syn free love affair with little’s

August 26, 2016 admin 3

I never used to drink coffee and then I had kids, one of which NEVER seemed to sleep and so my relationship with coffee started to develop. A few years later I became a teacher and then my relationship with coffee grew into a full blown love affair and now coffee is fast becoming my one true love.   It’s always there when I need it, it never judges me, and well, basically helps me […]

Free family fun at Warrington with VPX

August 16, 2016 admin 2

Today we headed over to a community organised event in Warrington. I had only planned on popping in with the boys for an hour or two but we ended up staying for 6 hours and even watched everyone pack up and leave as we enjoyed our ice creams in the last of the sunshine. The day was full of activities for children of all ages to encourage them to try new sports  and with the Olympics […]

An easy, enjoyable and cheap way to teach geography to children

August 11, 2016 admin 3

Geography is not my strong point and I hate to admit it but my sat nav is an absolute necessity when ever I leave our village, I have no sense of direction at all. So when my eldest son started showing an interest in learning about the world I knew I had to do something to encourage his thirst for knowledge without embarrassing my self too much.   I came up with the following idea […]