Dear Mr Gove

Dear Mr Gove {Since You’ve Been Gone}

Dear Mr Gove, Re: Since You’ve Been Gone It’s been two years now since you formally left the role of Education Secretary. I imagine you’ve probably moved on (whilst nursing a slightly bruised ego after the events in June of this year). Unfortunately, the teachers, parents and children of Britain cannot say the same. We are all […] Read more…

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Life Lately

I’m not sure how to start this post, other than to say ‘hello’. It’s been a while hasn’t it? Having had a two month break from blogging, I’ve realised just how much I miss writing. I know people jokingly call it ‘online therapy’ but you know what? I really have relied on this space over the last […] Read more…

Adieu

This is a post I wasn’t expecting to write. Not now anyway. But I think it’s finally time. To stop this blog. If I’m honest, I think this has been brewing for a while but the time feels right. My family are growing up and I need to start learning to be something other than a mum. When I […] Read more…

Loud 'n' Proud

Loud ‘n’ Proud – 30.06.16

It’s my turn to host Loud ‘n’ Proud again. Yay! If you’re not familiar with this linky, it’s an opportunity to share the more positive side of life. Perhaps you’re proud of your other half and you want to use your blog to share it publicly. Maybe your child went on their first school visit this […] Read more…

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This Funny Old Life

A mere four months ago I was bemoaning the fact that my eldest daughter had put more effort into finding the right prom dress than anything else all year. This included her impending GCSEs that seemed to be getting more and more neglected as time went on. Having finally found ‘The One’, you might remember that the […] Read more…

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Take 5: Doing the Hippy Shake

Morning all. It’s Fridayyyyyyyy! I hope you’ve got some lovely things planned for the weekend. To save you from drivel overload, I’m going to get straight down to our ‘Take 5 Friday‘ moments for this week… 1. OUT WITH THE OLD It’s really happening. The Boy will be leaving primary school in a matter of […] Read more…

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School’s Out For This Mumma!

When big life events turn your world upside down, it’s sometimes hard to focus on the everyday. But you know what? We must! We still have end of year exams, sports day, the school play, leavers’ parties (the list goes on) to plan for. There is one event coming up that absolutely cannot go by without a […] Read more…

Loud 'n' Proud

Loud ‘n’ Proud – 09.06.16

Guess what? It’s my turn to host Loud ‘n’ Proud today. When it comes to my regular posts, I’ve gone a bit AWOL of late. Apologies for that. But for many reasons, Loud ‘n’ Proud is one of my favourite things on this blog, so I’m looking forward to reading your posts this week. If […] Read more…

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For Hire: One Troubleshooter

**Disclaimer: No child exploitation has taken place in the making of this post** We all know that bringing up children is flipping hard work, right? Well sometimes, you strike gold and get one that serves an excellent purpose. My third child has become my very own personal troubleshooter and I do not know what I do without him. The truth […] Read more…

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Take 5: Washed Out But Not Up!

As the title would suggest, this week has been a total wash out in our corner of the world. It’s been cold, wet and murky to say the least. To top it off, I’ve been subjected to post upon Facebook post of people basking in glorious sunshine in the Channel Islands, Cornwall, Lanzarote….even Wales for […] Read more…

Take 5: Ups and Downs

Welcome to Friday folks. It’s a nice feeling knowing that we have a 3 day weekend ahead isn’t it? We are planning a visit to The Teenager on Saturday, some time in the garden on Sunday and on Monday, we would like to introduce our other two children to the joys of badminton. We’ve joined a new gym […] Read more…

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Springfree Trampolines – How Old is Too Old?

The wealth of ‘stuff’ available to entertain our kids nowadays, is quite incredible. As more and more of it involves a screen and less and less of it the great outdoors, I get quite excited when I spot something that I think will tear my kids away from their beloved electronics. A little over nine years ago, we […] Read more…

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