...not that we weren't already, you understand!! Hands up if you love where you live...I know I do! We call Leek (a small market town on the edge of the Peak District in the Staffordshire Moorlands) home. And, in my opinion it is an absolutely brilliant place to live and raise children! Why? Because there's … Continue reading How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life
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 … Continue reading Our visit to The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
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 … Continue reading Birth Story 3: The Return of the Rush
A big thank you to Lisa over at Oh Luna for creating The October blog tag, designed to help us learn a bit more about the blogger behind the blog. So, carry on reading to see how boring I really am! To play along just copy all my questions and answers and then rewrite them … Continue reading The October Blog Tag by Oh Luna: Learn More About Me
...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, … Continue reading 5 Things I Swore I’d Never Do…
This week I was sent a free children's book to download, no this wasn't a perk of blogging...I actually came across a sponsored post on Facebook asking if I'd like a free copy. I messaged back and the book appeared in my inbox. You're probably thinking where's the catch? Well, there isn't one. Taffy Thomas … Continue reading The Hullabaloo by Taffy Thomas: A Review
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 … Continue reading I’m Not From Hull: And Other Lessons
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 found … Continue reading My Mini Mumoliday.
We have been attending Little Acorns Children's Gardening Club for just over 18 months now. It's become quite a big part of our weekly routine. And, as again a few of you have shown an interest, I thought I'd write up a review of our experience. The sessions are booked in advance but with no … Continue reading Little Acorns…Helping My Boys To Grow
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 … Continue reading Dinovember: A RAWWRRsome Idea!!