Grow your own tomatoes with Heinz

June 27, 2016 admin 0

In a bid to raise awareness about the benefits of growing your own vegetables and trying to encourage the nation to  get involved, Heinz have produced some beautiful pop up gardens across the country. As a thank you for writing about the gardens the wonderful people at Heinz sent me a pair of  gardening gloves (or at least two left hands) and some packets of tomato seeds to grow with my boys. My boys, like […]

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A mother’s guilt

June 23, 2016 admin 2

I write this having just completed a twelve hour shift, my babies are already tucked up in bed after daddy has fed, bathed, played with them and completed the bedtime routine. I saw them briefly in a busy haze this morning as we all frantically prepared for the day, throwing cereal in a bowl for one and helping the other put on his socks, a quick kiss goodbye and that’s it. I wont see them […]

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The strawberry fountain go strawberry picking

June 19, 2016 admin 2

Here at the strawberry fountain headquarters we love nothing more than, well, strawberries, of course! So what better way to spend our father’s day than to go strawberry picking. We headed over to Claremont Farm on the Wirral where you pick a variety of fruits throughout the year, currently available are strawberries and gooseberries, obviously we opted for the strawberries. With a large tub in hand we headed over to the rows and rows of […]

Do all brothers fight?

June 18, 2016 admin 8

I remember a time when my husband and I had the most adorable little boy, with blonde hair and blue eyes and a smile that could light up a room, he got attention everywhere we went. He was a fast developer and a great little companion, although he never, EVER, slept but we looked at him with adoration in our eyes and thought lets give him a baby brother or sister. Lets have another baby, […]

My blogging highlights

April 21, 2016 admin 0

This week I published a piece about how blogging is not  all free stuff and nights away  and it got me thinking about how much cool stuff i have been given for free and the opportunities that have arisen as a result of being a life style blogger. Here are my top 5 ***My children and I got to have a meal in Ginos Manchester restaurant. This was not only an all expenses paid event but my […]

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The husband, 300 miles and Stealth gels

April 19, 2016 admin 2

As some of you may know my crazy ass husband is cycling 300 miles in 3 days in September to raise money for Children in Need with a whole load of other crazy ass individuals who all work for Llyods bank (make of that what you will!). Although my OH can ride a bike without stabalisers this will be the biggest event he has ever attempted and it goes without saying that I have every faith in […]

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An absolute must see in North Wales

April 12, 2016 admin 0

I have lived in Chester now for 9 years and it is only recently that I have started appreciating the natural beauty that exists in North Wales, less than an hour from my front door.  Last weekend my husband and I found ourselves with a whole day child free and decided to enjoy some of what Wales has to offer. A friends of mine had recommended the waterfall over at Pistyll Rhaeadr so we took […]

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Gino’s at the Corn Exchange, a hidden gem in plain sight

February 18, 2016 admin 0

We all know I love a doing a review, I get to have a look at a new place or try a new product and then dish the dirt or rave about it to everyone, so when I heard the corn exchange were looking for bloggers I didn’t hesitate to get in touch. This time however it wasn’t my opinions they were interested in (I know can you believe it!) the corn exchange wanted my […]

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Thanks to Lady Lush

February 1, 2016 admin 0

In a world where we love to complain, where as a nation we are quick to criticise and as people we love nothing more than having a good whinge I thought it was about time that I stopped to recognise a genuine act of kindness. Last week my family and I went on a trip to Manchester and on our way back to the car with two very tired boys I spotted a Lush shop and chanced […]

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My hopes and dreams for 2016

January 4, 2016 admin 0

It’s the night before I return to my teaching job and I am sat here at my desk staring at my empty planner knowing that by the end of the week it will be full of deadlines, lesson plans, reference requests and meetings. I don’t particularly mind as I have just got a new job and I know it’s going to be demanding and exhausting but hopefully rewarding too. However it has made me realise that this year i need to work […]