Five Go Festive! The Lanterns at Chester Zoo 2018

This year, I feel like I’ve skipped a couple of months somehow. November came around far too quickly and suddenly we’re into December and up until now I haven’t felt at all ready for the Christmas period. So, in order to try and get into the festive spirit I started looking into activities we would…

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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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Pregnancy Ponderings.

My hospital bag is packed, the baby carrier has been dug out from storage and given a good clean, and the moses basket is set up in our room. I’m now 35 weeks pregnant, and I’m done. I don’t feel at all worried that I might have forgotten something, and I’ve not even looked at…

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Dinovember: A RAWWRRsome Idea!!

This is something I came across last year, I can’t really remember how. But chances are I probably Googled or searched Pinterest for ‘dinosaur play ideas’ because believe it or not, my life REALLY is that exciting!! Little did I know, I’d stumbled across an imagination invasion that was started by husband & wife team…

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By order of the Picky Fussing Eaters

So, at age 3 Stanley adopted a Brummy accent, started wearing a flat cap and refused to eat anything new, or in fact anything that he had liked the day before. If we didn’t comply with his unreasonable requests then we were ‘taught a lesson’ with screaming, tantrums, hunger strikes and our premises even got…

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Dadding Done Right.

It’s easy to moan about our other halves right? Afterall, they generally get a lot of bad press. I could easily write post after post about what I have to cope with as a Mummy, whereas Ben seemingly floats through Fatherhood with ease, but is this actually true? Nope, of course not. We’re on this…

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Nurture with Nature

I love a freebie, who doesn’t? And I’ve found that getting outdoors and discovering nature can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you can do with children. Below you’ll find a list (I love a list too) of activities you can get stuck into TODAY without spending a penny. Blackberry picking Kit:…

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