Minted | Design Review

Minted | Design Review

There are lots of things I like to prepare and plan for in advance of Christmas. As each year comes and goes, thinks seem to ramp up more and more. In the last couple of years, the full-time job and looking after a monkey have meant that I have let one thing slide. That is the selection and sending of our Christmas cards. Before having a child, I might have…

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Judgement | Word of the Week

Judgement | Word of the Week

Last week was possibly my favourite announcement on my blog to date. I have spent the last week feeling an overwhelming sense of relief and happiness; to the point where many people are commenting on the difference in me. However, as always seems to be the way when we make important and happy decisions in our lives, there are always people on hand to offer their “helpful opinions” or as…

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My Little Boy Wonder | Loud and Proud

My Little Boy Wonder | Loud and Proud

If I am around other mothers, or even here on my blog, I am often wary of talking about how wonderful H is. Of course he has failings, as do all children and as do we all as adults too. But I am often fearful that ever being braggy will a) jinx it and b) come across a bit too smug. However recently, he said things and done things which…

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No More Daily Mail

No More Daily Mail

In the past I have readily admitted I have had a guilty penchant for the TV and Showbiz pages of the Daily Mail. Spent hours befuddled about Kim Kardashian’s bottom. Wondered whose face has now changed beyond all recognition. All the while people have laughed or criticised me all in good jest. And until now I have stood up for those pages. Even through the Daily Mail scaremongering tactics that…

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Wicked Wednesdays #15 | Family Portrait

Wicked Wednesdays #15 | Family Portrait

It’s great when you spend £15 on a family picture and your toddler ruins it with his “I’m going to take over the world” evil mastermind face.

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Making Paper Pumpkins for Halloween

Making Paper Pumpkins for Halloween

These little things are super simple, adorable and a pretty cheap Halloween decoration.   All you need is: – A4 sheets of orange card (1 sheet makes 2 pumpkins) – A4 sheet of green card (optional – for stalks) – Glue – Black foam sheets – Scissors So here is what you need to do: – Use the scissors to cut one A4 sheet into 8 lengthways strips (approx 1cm…

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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

My hub and I adore lamb shanks and now I have my slow cooker, there is nothing simpler than cooking lamb shanks all day. Then when you come to eat, the meat delightfully slips of the bone. Yum yum.

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Living Arrows {Crafts} 43/52

Living Arrows {Crafts} 43/52

After a few busy weekends, we had one of those rare weekends at home with nothing terribly strenuous or exciting planned. So I decided to get the old arts and crafts out, with no particular plan. We had a lovely time. I love seeing his little hands at work and serious concentration face.

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Newbie Class: Part 19 (feat. Twinderelmo)

Newbie Class: Part 19 (feat. Twinderelmo)

Why did you start blogging? I originally registered for a WordPress account a few months after the girls were born but never used it. I then had a brief stint of blogging last October but I really started focusing on writing in June this year after losing my Mom. I felt I needed something to focus on and I found writing helped me and also provided a hobby for me…

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The Commute {The Ordinary Moments 14} #38

The Commute {The Ordinary Moments 14} #38

Commuting has been an ordinary occurrence for the last eight years. Five days a week. 47 weeks a year. For eight whole years. Some days I have travelled to London and been in love with it. Felt a sense of pride and happiness for getting to be in that beautiful city every day. Most days I have hated it.  Being pushed and poked and sworn at and sat on and…

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