Situated just off junction 40 of the M6 you could be forgiven for driving past Rheged thinking it’s merely a petrol station as this fun filled heritage centre is in disguise! With a grass roof it’s modern structure, which is built in a disused quarry, blends beautifully into the surrounding countryside. Rheged boasts a huge… Continue reading Days Out: Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria
Easter, the time when kids are given enough chocolate to keep them on a sugar high until Christmas comes around! Despite being the traditional gift of choice there are plenty of non-chocolate alternatives on the market, so I decided to put together a few of our favourites to give you some alternative gift inspiration. Not… Continue reading Kids Non-Chocolate Easter Gift Guide
When becoming a parent you will receive your life-long ticket to board the learning train and regardless of how old they grow there is always something new to discover. There are so many things I have learnt since becoming a parent fifteen years ago – HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??- so many in fact it would… Continue reading 10 Things I Have Learnt Since Being A Parent
It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future full of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be ‘tiddly’ after a class of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’… Continue reading Book Review: Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims
With Mr F being a kid’s sports coach, it is no surprise that we have encouraged all three children to try out a range of activities over the years. Despite being only four Leo has been given the opportunity to participate in a range of sporty clubs and sessions already, however gymnastics is one that… Continue reading Book Review: Bendy Wendy and Jumping Jack Join Gymnastics
I have a real passion for supporting small business and have recently featured Jellyfish Kids and All About Ewe to help share and the spread the word about these wonderful companies run by Mum’s. Following on from this I want to share with you the magical Fairy Day Dreams. Fairy Day Dreams is owned by Essex… Continue reading The Gift Of Fairy Day Dreams
I am delighted to bring to you Diary of an Adorable Fat Girl by Bernice Bloom, massive thanks to Rachel from Rachel's Random Resource's for allowing me to be part of such a fantastic tour. Synopsis: Mary Brown is funny, gorgeous and bonkers. She's also about six stone overweight. When she realises she can't cross… Continue reading Blog Tour: Diary Of An Adorable Fat Girl by Bernice Bloom Plus Giveaway!!!
Rewind 18 months and I’m ashamed to say that the family food shopping bill was enormous and frankly out of control. As a family of 5 I knew realistically we weren’t going to manage to reduce our bill to the minuscule numbers I often see discussed on social media, but something had to change. Now… Continue reading Top Tips To Reduce Your Supermarket Bill
When having a clear out a few weeks ago it was time to bid the potty a final farewell having become redundant in favour of the ‘big boy toilet’. It got me thinking about how different my three experiences with potty training had been, and not just because of gender! First time round I had… Continue reading Tips From A Potty Training Survivor!
If you read my blog you may have seen in my Christmas Gifts post that I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Giovanna Fletcher’s new book Some Kind ofWonderful from my Sister -she knows me so well! As a massive fan of McFly and with Tom being my favourite, it is only logical… Continue reading Book Review: Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher