Keeping Warm on the School Run #BringOnTheCold

It’s December. It’s pretty cold, and three days a week I have to be up and out of the house by 8.30 for the preschool/childminder run, and once a week by 6.15am to walk to work! Let me tell those who are fortunate enough to not have to be not only up and dressed but walking along a cold and windy, dark seafront at that godforsaken time of day, it is miserable. So I need to wrap up warm and toasty, and Millets offered to send me a down filled…

My ‘If money was no object’ Wishlist

  How many times so far has someone asked you what you want for Christmas? I’ve been asked a fair few times this year, although thankfully as I get older it’s getting less as people focus on the kids, which is fine by me! But sometimes I like to have a little daydream, and have a mental list of ‘if money was no object’ gifts. Instead of asking for vouchers so I can can pick things up throughout the year as I need them, these are the things that would…

What the Kids Wore: Rockin’ Baby & Interview with Kathryn

  Rockin Baby is one of my go to brands for kids clothes, both for my own kids and for presents for new babies! I first discovered them when I was sent on of their awesome ring slings, and found out a bit more about the company ethos. They donate like for like clothes and slings to mamas who wouldn’t be able to afford them otherwise. I’ve now bought things for us and others, knowing that I’m helping others out at the same time, their mantra is  “You buy. We…

Me & Mine in November 2016

Our photos this month aren’t anything special to look at, but they are special to us as this photo was taken on our fourth wedding anniversary. Sam had cooked a huge lasagne and we had a nice family dinner, which may seem boring to some but we probably only manage to eat dinner together as a family once or twice a week at best due to shifts etc! November has shot by, it’s normally a month I find that goes really slowly but not this year. We’ve been busy sorting…

Recipe: Slow Cooker Fudge

This recipe is one of the easiest sweet treats to make ever! I love using my slow cooker for things other than stews (and mulled cider!) and this is a scrumptious recipe that you can amend to your hearts content! This recipe is for Oreo fudge but there is a list of other things you could use at the end of the post for inspiration. This is a great idea for extra Christmas presents for people, especially colleagues and teachers when you might need to keep costs down! You can…

Gift Ideas: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We are big The Hungry Caterpillar fans in this house, it’s a great way to teach little ones about the life cycle and of course it’s an iconic childhood figure that I remember from my own early years! As well as the book there are all sorts of other items in The Hungry Caterpillar range, and my two were lucky enough to be sent a bundle of goodies, some of which I have kept back to open at Christmas, otherwise I’ll have some very spoilt kiddos on my hand! There…

5 reasons why winter sun is good for you

For most of us, sunshine brightens up our day. It lightens our mood to see blue skies and rays of sunlight. We know all about the dangers of UV rays causing skin cancer and premature ageing. Conversely, we’ve heard about the health benefits of sunshine for Vitamin D. We know because we’re constantly told by the experts. As soon as the summer sun makes an appearance, you’ll be hard pushed not to find an article in a magazine, or a news headline about the subject. We hear from experts all…

Stuff on a Sunday: Hot Chocolate & Hampers

This week has seen us consume many hot chocolates. It seems to have become a little tradition for Athena to have a ‘hot chocolate and marmallow’ (as she calls them) after preschool in her little hello kitty mug, but as well as that almost daily we spent half an hour waiting for my Mums flight home from Malta to land at Gatwick in Costa, and then again yesterday in town with some friends after the Christmas Market. Athena is incapable of drinking hot chocolate without spilling it down herself! It’s…