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Dinosaur World Live in Chester

April 10, 2018 admin 0

At the weekend we went to the new theatre in Chester, The Story House, which is just the best addition to the city, to watch Dinosaur World Live. I wasn’t to sure what to expect from the show but my eldest had informed me that “when the meteor hit the earth 5 dinosaur eggs were saved and it’s probably about time they hatched so maybe this is them putting on a show using those real […]

Our first trip to Marco Pierre White in Chester

April 8, 2018 admin 0

I thought I would share another one of my “bucket list experiences” with you from three years ago when I set myself the challenge to do 30 things before I turned 30. This time it is of a memory of a more sedate experience which was to eat in a celebrity restaurant. When I added this to the list I didn’t have a particular chef or restaurant in mind, any would do, I just wanted […]

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My first ever camping experience

April 2, 2018 admin 0

Throw back to my bucket list and the time I ticked off camping thanks to our friends letting us tag along…. Loads of my friends had been banging on about camping for years, facebook was full of pictures of everyone and their dog (literally in most cases) camping, but I always failed to see the attraction. You sleep on the floor with a thin bit of material protecting you from the elements, it’s freezing cold, […]

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Time to tackle the garden

April 1, 2018 admin 2

When we moved into our house 4 years ago we knew there was a lot we wanted to do to it. We started with simple decorating tasks so that our bedrooms and the lounge were the way we wanted them to be, so it felt like our home and not somebody else’s. Then we fitted a new downstairs bathroom and the jobs got bigger from there with a whole new en-suite being added and finally […]

That time I drove an Aston Martin

March 30, 2018 admin 0

When I was 29 I wrote a list of 30 things I wanted to complete before I was 30 and although I never quite completed the list I did manage to tick off most of them with a bit of help from family and friends. One of the things on my list was to drive a really fast car and my husband arranged this for me for my birthday at the Three Sisters in Wigan. […]

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Cinderella at the St.Helens Theatre Royal

March 26, 2018 admin 0

On Saturday night we visited The Theatre Royal in St. Helens to watch our third panto, Cinderella, and I think I was more excited for this one than the children were because Prince Charming is played by no other than Lee Latchford-Evans from Steps. This little nugget of information meant that the week leading up to panto day was spent with me singing various renditions of my favourite Steps songs (along with dance moves) and […]

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Ant was an idiot

March 22, 2018 admin 4

Ant was an idiot! There is no sugar coating it and there is no getting away from it, driving over the limit is reckless behaviour, whether is was the aftermath from the night before or whether he had a few shots with his breakfast the outcome is the same, drink driving, and drink driving is never acceptable. Based on these facts I can understand the shock and horror that some of the public are displaying […]

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Jobs for ex-teachers

March 22, 2018 admin 0

Since I left teaching in January, I have been contacted by a number of fellow teachers congratulating me on my courage to leave and explaining how, although they love teaching, the environment, the work life balance and unrealistic expectations is making them dread going to work every day and they too wish they could leave. The conversations often go the same way, with me discussing my choices and encouraging them to follow their dreams if they […]

10 top cleaning tips for parents

March 13, 2018 admin 0

I love it when my house is clean, who doesn’t? But sometimes spending hours cleaning only for it to be trashed again within 5 minutes of the kids coming home from school or from having to cook a meal in my sparkling kitchen, drives me round the bend. Finding the time to clean isn’t always easy either what with work, school runs, after school commitments, fitness classes and the odd occasion when I have a […]

Last minute Mother’s Day inspiration from Aldi

March 9, 2018 admin 0

Mother’s Day is this weekend and despite having had months (well actually a year) to plan for it there will still be some people reading this who are yet to have bought a card or gift for their mum or partner. But fear not because Aldi still have gifts available in store and online and with a wide range of items to choose from you will be sure to find the perfect gift for your […]