*This is a collaborative post that we hope will be helpful* If you own a car or use a car you know that there are certain things you need to do, legally for it to be safe to drive. Making sure your MOT is completed every year, and that your car is correctly taxed and […]READ MORE
Project 365. A photo a day, every day of the year. I hated these when I was a child, and cauliflower, beetroot, cabbage, and a few other vegetables, but now as an adult I love them, and eat them happily, as often as I can. My mother used to make me eat them because they […]READ MORE
*This is a collaborative post we hope you will find helpful* All homes require some maintenance to ensure that they remain running in the best condition possible. Looking after your property will help ensure that it continues to provide you with hassle-free service for many years. With this in mind, here are five tips to […]READ MORE
Project 365. A photo a day, every day of the year. Do you have a favorite and treasured photo that makes you smile and brings back good memories? I think we all do. This is one of mine. This photo, of what is now the tween, is one of my most favourite pictures of her […]READ MORE
Welcome to Spotty’s Sunday. Our little corner of the blog for all things Leopard Gecko. Written by Matthew, with a little help from mum. Spotty is our Leopard gecko who is about 26 weeks old. This morning I woke up and realised that Spotty was about to moult (shed his skin because he is growing) […]READ MORE
Project 365. A photo a day, every day of the year. The last of the summer roses, and probably the bees, as the weather gets colder. Taken at Waddeson Manor in their lovely rose garden. (taken using my Huawei P20, no editing or filters)READ MORE
Welcome to Our Week in Photos. Our way of sharing our week and what we get up to with our family abroad and grandparents who like to keep up with our life and antics. It seems weird that a week ago we were saying goodbye to my Dad, flying back home to Bangkok. We are […]READ MORE
Work life balance? Before we went away, I had a rather pathetic undramatic realisation that mine is utterly, frankly, crap. I don’t have a work life balance. I don’t switch off. Being a blogger, or social media “influencer” (and I hate that word, it’s pretentious, and frankly stupid, but I can’t think of another word […]READ MORE
Unless you live under a rock, you won’t have failed to have notice that all over social media people are talking about Second Hand September which is #secondhandseptember across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The principal behind it is: “Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure […]READ MORE
*This post does contain Amazon Affiliate links, if you click and make a purchase I do make a small amount of revenue* I love reading, but don’t seem to be able to enjoy reading as much as I used to, probably because as a busy working mum and wife, I don’t have that much time. […]READ MORE
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Welcome to the Mad House. I originally started this blog, in a blur of sleep deprivation, to get my thoughts and feelings down somewhere, on parenting, second time round, with a baby that had major sleep issues (and not just normal ones) but it has grown and grown. We are now well into our fifth year at the Mad House and you will find blog posts on anything from gardening, to politics, with lots of ramblings on parenting, and also about living with food intolerances. I blog about cows milk and gluten free cooking too.