Review: Going Retro With SodaStream Play

Review: Going Retro With SodaStream Play

When I was a child, we regularly spent weekends and holidays staying with my grandparents. There are many things which remind me of those special times: the church bells which tolled on the hour every hour, outside their living room window; indulging in white...
Double Figures

Double Figures

  I remember impatiently waiting to reach double figures; the magic 1-0 seemed so grown up. I recall wondering if people might finally take me seriously – an attitude that comes with being the youngest child, I think!  Today is my boy’s 10th birthday...
The Week That Was / Project 365 Week 39

The Week That Was / Project 365 Week 39

First things first: what do you think of my lovely, shiny new WordPress site?!  I’ve been considering making the switch for quite sometime now and I am really pleased with the end result. I cannot pretend to have had a thing to do with it (other than a few...
No One Should Face Cancer Alone

No One Should Face Cancer Alone

  Many of you will know that we own a commercial cleaning company. This year we were particularly keen to choose a ‘charity of the year’ – to not only raise vital funds, but offer some kind of practical support as well. There are so many...
The Week That Was / Project 365 Week 38

The Week That Was / Project 365 Week 38

Late again *slaps own wrist*. I have a good excuse though…. I went to the MAD Blog Awards on Friday, spent Saturday lunching in London with two special friends, bought a new outfit in Covent Garden and by the time I returned home to my lovely family, I only had...
Team Loser

Team Loser

There was a young* girl from West Berkshire, who tried chancing her arm as a writer. Without further ado,  a blog she did grew. To be crowned MAD Awards’ biggest ‘Loser’! So I didn’t win the School Days category but I had an amazing...
MADS: The Rivals

MADS: The Rivals

My goodness, is it really September already? The kids have gone back to school, the first leaves are falling from the trees and not only that……the MAD Blog Awards are a mere 36 hours away! I’m not sure if I’m in denial or a state of shock but...
The Week That Was / Project 365 week 37

The Week That Was / Project 365 week 37

  I’m going to apologise now….this week’s photos are boring. Fact. This week we’ve concentrated on getting back into the groove school-wise and the early mornings have taken their toll on all of us….so much so that I kept forgetting...