Hello! This week has been a pretty busy one. Later today we are travelling to Whitby for a few days, and so this week I have been rushing around getting things done and trying to do some work. I’ve also been a bit up and down this week – a family member is ill and I can’t stop thinking about them all, and it’s making me think a lot about life and living it to the full (which was actually… View Post

The older A gets and the more her language skills improve, the more complex and hilarious things she comes out with. So many things she says make me wonder where on earth she gets them from – some of them are so bizarre! Here are some of the funny and weird things Ava has said recently… “Oh I know this song! It’s when you fall in love with someone who isn’t nice to you.” “Because no-one wants to see my… View Post

I’ve heard loads about the TV show Games of Thrones over the years, but for some reason I’ve never actually ended up watching it myself. Everyone else seems to have watched it and loves it and I kind of feel like I’m missing out on something! The great thing is – now I’ve GoT (geddit?! ;)) NOW TV I can catch up with the entire five seasons with the boxsets available on NOW TV, plus Season 6 is starting today… View Post

A few weeks ago Ava and I were invited to a kids cookery class in London with Quorn. The kids were going to be making pizzas and burger buns whilst us parents were in another room with a Quorn Home Economist. We took the train to London by ourselves for the first time (I know I’m lame but I’ve done London very little by myself before this – once in fact!), enjoyed some croissants and covering the train in crumbs,… View Post

Hello! This week has been a bit of a crappy one – we’ve all been poorly at slightly different times and it’s been pretty hard work. We did make it to Alton Towers with our Merlin Annual Pass on Monday though, which was great fun. CBeebies land is great for the little ones, and Ava even went on her first rollercoaster! She was a little bit scared though, which was a shame as I wanted to go on it again –… View Post

National Gardening Week may have just ended but with warmer weather hopefully on the horizon, now’s a great time to get stuck into gardening and to get all the family involved in it too. Not only is gardening a relatively inexpensive activity that you can do on your doorstep, it’s also a great way to keep fit, is naturally de-stressing and it’s become pretty darn trendy in recent years too. This post takes a look at some of the health… View Post