Five Go Barging About! Heritage Narrow Boats

March can be a tricky month to predict weather-wise, in the past we’ve had glorious sunshine and warmer no coat days and then again we’ve had snowdrifts and road closures. So it seemed an impossible task to try and arrange a special family day out for Ben’s 40th (in case you were wondering, I’ve got…

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Parenting Alphabet Challenge

Thanks to The Wandering Pram for nominating me for the #parentingalphabetchallenge and to Yule Times for creating it. Mines a bit of a mixed bag to say the least (what’s new?) but I’ve enjoyed taking part, and believe me it’s harder than it looks! So, read on for MY a to z experiences of parenthood.…

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Our Unconventional Christmas

2018 was our first Christmas as a family of five. Eli was only 8 weeks old. So, we decided to do things a little differently this year. Christmas normally goes one of two ways, we either host or we drive a car packed to the rafters with children and all their paraphernalia, clothes and presents…

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Dinovember ’18: The Story So Far…

So, now that we are more than halfway through the month of Dinovember I thought I’d give you a round up of what our dinos have been getting up to. If you’re thinking what the Triceratops is Dinovember then click here to read more. This year we’ve learned that the dinosaurs can’t escape from our…

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Birth Story 3: The Return of the Rush

Eli arrived at 8.29am on Sunday 21st Oct, weighing a healthy 8lb. As promised here’s my third birth story… The Start I was rudely, but not at all surprisingly woken up at 4am Sunday morning by pained cries from James, who was either clearly being mauled by a tiger or possessed by a demon. I…

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The Waiting Game

So today is D-day, the eviction notice has officially been served. I’m so heavy, uncomfortable and quite frankly bored out of my tiny brain. And, it seems the little wriggler couldn’t give a monkey’s. See my other post Pregnancy Ponderings for more detail but basically I’ve had extremes with my two so far. Stanley was…

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I am 1 in 4: October is Baby Loss Awareness Month

October is one of my favourite months of the year, I love the subtle change in season that seems to creep in around about now, leaving the September sun behind and transitioning into misty mornings and earlier nights. The trees are desperately trying to protect and keep hold of their flame coloured leaves but, sadly…

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5 Things I Swore I’d Never Do…

…and then did, practically the minute I became a Mum!! 1. The stain check and sniff test No, I was going to be completely organised, have drawers full of freshly washed and pressed clothing arranged by season and size. So if one of my darlings spilled some of their organic apple juice down their top,…

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I’m Not From Hull: And Other Lessons

WOW, what an incredible week! At one point I thought my phone was going to self combust and I’d be left with nothing more than a blob of melted plastic. I was forced to turn all sound notifications off, as it clearly thought it was at the last night of the proms complete with symbol…

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My Mini Mumoliday.

These last few weeks have been long and tough, I’m not afraid to admit that actually I’ve really struggled…lack of sleep and an aching, heavy and ungainly body don’t really mix well. I can normally get me and the boys up and out at a reasonable hour, ready for a day out. But recently I’ve…

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