Can Team GB compete as well as they can lip sync that is the question

August 1, 2016 admin 0

Before the schools broke up for Summer my son was learning all about the Olympics and would come home talking about the events, the rings and the different places it has been held. He would spend ages telling me all about the new stuff he had learnt and ask me loads of question about how it worked and how he could enter the races. I must admit that I actually learnt an awful lot from […]

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It turns out my boys can get along

July 30, 2016 admin 0

My boys fight, a lot. It is something that I have just come to accept and I am getting pretty good at zoning it out now and letting them tackle each other to the ground and only intervening if I actually see blood, otherwise they turn on me as if I am the bad guy for trying to keep them alive, so I was kind of dreading our annual holiday. As I planned our holiday […]

Can Forest Feast help my children eat vegatebles?

July 13, 2016 admin 0

I sometimes find it difficult to get my boys to eat fruit and vegetables, especially the big one, he likes peas and ….erm…yeah peas just about covers the veg selection. So, like a lot of parents I know I have taken to sneaking them into his meal, sometimes successfully sometime not so much and I am always on the look out for new ways to try and entice my children to up their 5 a day […]

When the Strawberry Fountain completed The Claire House Splash Dash

July 10, 2016 admin 2

Those that have been following my blog will know that my husband and I are always looking for new outdoor fun to have with our boys and this weekend we had the opportunity to try something new, The Claire House Splash Dash.   My eldest had seen pictures of the splash dash and had asked if we could do it so when the opportunity came up I thought it would be just perfect. We kept […]

thank the teachers with postsnap

July 7, 2016 admin 0

You might remember that I ordered some fathers day cards from postnap earlier this year, well they have now added thank you cards designed specifically for teachers. What a fab way to say thank you with a personalised card, especially for someone like me who if you follow this blog you will know is a sucker for anything that has been personalised. There are lots of options available, I chose to upload a picture of […]

Smiggle where a smile meets a giggle

July 5, 2016 admin 3

At the weekend my boys and I got to visit the Smiggle store in the Arndale centre at Manchester for a V.I.P blogger event. I made out like it was for the boys but being a teacher I am a bit of a stationery nut so it was as much for me as it was for them. Smiggle, if you haven’t already worked it out, is a stationery shop with the cutest strap line ever […]

Day out at Loggerheads in North Wales

June 29, 2016 admin 0

Over the last 18 months my husband and I have come to realise that the best days out with our boys are those spent in open spaces. We can admire the scenery whilst the boys can be boys, run, jump, climb and be noisy without fear of judgmental looks from others. We have also discovered that living only 20 minutes from North Wales is a huge bonus as they have loads of amazing and beautiful places to […]

Aloe Fleur de Jouvence by Forever Living

June 28, 2016 admin 4

One of the great things about my forever living business is that I get to lend people the products so that they can try before they buy. This is a fantastic idea as why invest in new products if you are not 100% sure you are going to love them. I find that people love this concept and often ask if I have any new products for them to test out, this week one of my […]

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 […]