Dogs ARE just for Christmas, right?

November 28, 2017 admin 3

Okay so you know that saying, “dogs are for life and not just for Christmas”, well I think I got it the wrong way round. You see we bought our boys a puppy for Christmas, Buddy the golden cocker, we have had him since October so technically by January we will have had him longer than JUST Christmas, but life?! seriously! What have I committed to.   This gorgeous, butter wouldn’t melt, puppy dog is a […]

Learning to drive at 5 and 7 with Admiral young driver

November 8, 2017 admin 0

During half term the boys were invited by Admiral young driver  to Manchester for their first driving lesson. Yes, you read that correctly my 5 year old and 7 year old were invited for a driving lesson and boy were they excited. I’m not talking about a go kart lesson or a car that is on rails but a lesson in a firefly care that the boys control themselves.  For all their excitement I was matching […]

Meet our new addition

November 2, 2017 admin 0

Since the tiddler could talk he has talked non stop about dogs. He would ask us repeatedly for a pet dog, a pug if possible but any dog would do, but we always said no.  You see, I’m not really an animal person, at all. They smell, they cost a fortune, they malt all over your house, they are one huge commitment and they have teeth, huge great big sharp things, so no, the answer […]

The boys are at it again

October 30, 2017 admin 0

Separating the boys was the best parenting decision we ever made, or perhaps it was more that letting them share a room was the worst, I’m not sure which. Either way the recent bedroom makeovers has created a more peaceful bedtime routine and the tiddler, who turns into something resembling the hulk when he doesn’t get enough sleep, is starting to return to his normal, adorable, cheeky, little 5 year old self once again.   […]

Discovering the independent pharmacy

October 23, 2017 admin 0

This week I have been introduced to the independent pharmacy and I have no idea if I am late to the party with this one or, if like me, not everyone has heard of it, so I thought I’d share it with you as I was pretty impressed with the whole concept. The Independent Pharmacy is an online resource where individuals over the age of 18 can access medical advice from trained professionals about a […]

Personalised gift ideas for Christmas

October 19, 2017 admin 1

When I am buying gifts for people I like to buy them something a little bit different, something that they will remember and something that hopefully wont be duplicated and shoved in a draw for all eternity. So when possible I like to choose personalised gifts, items that can be engraved or adapted in someway to incorporate the receivers personality or an aspect of who they are and what they like. When I think about […]

The Claire House Splash Dash

September 30, 2017 admin 0

Claire House is a children’s hospice situated in the Wirral. It is a safe haven for families with children who are seriously or terminally ill, where they can receive  24 hour care from dedicated and qualified staff in a loving, fun and safe environment. Claire house welcomes both children and their families to stay together to experience the magic they can provide, or parents can choose to leave their children at Claire house surrounded by […]

Our summer memories

September 4, 2017 admin 0

On the eve of big’un returning to school and the eve, eve, of the tiddler starting school I am sat here reflecting on our summer together. Unlike the majority of parents I am in a very fortunate position as a teacher that I can have most of the summer off with my boys and that is something that I am deeply grateful for as it hasn’t always been the case but this year I have […]

A bedroom makeover with Valspar

September 4, 2017 admin 0

After realising we had made one of the biggest parenting fails of all time we have now finally separated the boys and given them their own bedrooms. One of which has now had a lovely new makeover thanks to Valspar.   The big one has moved into the front double bedroom, which was our spare room, and he has taken the dreaded bunk beds with him. Although he is under strict instructions these are for […]

days out

We were right, they were wrong

June 30, 2017 admin 0

We were right and they were wrong, I knew it all along. I don’t know why my husband and I ever thought that a 7 year old and a 4 year old were wiser or smarter than us. I don’t know why we believed the promises and justifications that left their cute little mouths or why we let ourselves fall for those deliciously beautiful big eyes they both have, again. But we did.   You […]