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…

leaving primary school

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…

father and daughter

What Makes a Good Dad?

Sitting in the therapist’s office, listening to him explain the decision he had made some fourteen years ago – to put his family first – I felt a little bit sad. As he shared his determination to be home for bath time every night, before reading ‘Kipper’ for the umpteenth time, I could see what he was trying to do – […] Read more…

Dressing Up

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…

rollercoaster of emotions

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The last 7 days has been another rollercoaster. You would think I would be getting used to this by now, wouldn’t you? Truth is, I prefer my life on an even keel. I’m not one for drama or over-excitement; I’ve not got an adventurous bone in my body and the best bit about a holiday, is […] Read more…

Troubleshooter

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…

lazy days

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…

Imperfect daisy

Keep On Keeping On

If you had asked me 10 years ago what my biggest fear was, pretty high up on that list would be my children one day being in therapy. Before you right me off as utterly shallow, the bigger things like nuclear war and my child running out in front of a bus, would also have been on that list, but honestly? […] 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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