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Please stop telling me to get out and enjoy the sunshine…

It’s rather hot in the UK at the moment, hotter in fact than some other parts of the world that usually run to the subtropics weather wise. We are in the middle of a heat wave. I am kind of

Posted in Health

My Sunday Photo

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Posted in Photography

Playful Playroom Prompts for Plenty of Fun

Giving your kids a playroom is a great idea. It can help to contain toys to one location in the house, and it gives them somewhere to go time on their own. Designing a playroom can be a lot of

Posted in Home & Garden

When Dad has to make his own dinner, but Pizza Express makes it fun…

Father’s Day is literally just round the corner. Picking a gift or something nice for the dad in your life, can be a bit tricky, but you don’t have to just get him a box of chocolates or a pair

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Why we allowed our tweenager to choose not to do a school entrance exam…

Our tweenager is reaching the age where we need to start thinking about secondary schools. We’ve already had a look at one or two, and have a couple more to go, before we decide. When we say “we”, we mean

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Event planning can be made easy when you find the right place…

Planning an event can be complicated and a little stressful. Depending on what kind of event you want to host, and how many people you want to attend, there are lots of things to think about.  Be it aa wedding,

Posted in Money & Finances

Peace out…

Today is election day. Unless you are living under a rock, you can’t fail to know that we have a surprise and short notice general election happening here, in the UK.  It’s been an interesting few weeks. Lots of political

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Moving House When You’ve Got Kids: The Basics

We aren’t moving house, but this collaborative post might be helpful if you are. Everyone knows that moving house can be difficult – but you might not have thought about how your kids might react. Here are some tips to

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She’s wearing my shoes…

This week, we had a bit of a mum fail. My tweenager was supposed to be singing in a concert, with some of her class and children from other schools. It was in my diary, we had tickets, and I

Posted in Family Life and Parenting, Parenting into tweenagehood and beyond...

Getting some volume in my hair with John Frieda Luxurious Volume range

I have had some issues with my hair lately. Due to the hormone treatment I am taking, I have been loosing a lot of hair (a normal side affect, but frustrating) and although I normally wear my hair up (because

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