Athena and Arlo august 19

Athena and Arlo – August 19

The end of the Summer holidays are in sight – hurrah! One more week at home and then a week in Norfolk with family and we’re done! I mean, I would say that I’m not wishing them away but I sort of am… It’s just been a huge juggle this year due to various factors and I think the kids…

Book Review: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Today’s post is a guest post from Asha at Yeah Lifestyle. She loves reading as much as I do so I was more than happy to host her review here. I’ve read another book by this author, and really enjoyed it so have added this one to my ‘to read’ pile! You can find out more about Asha at the…

MicroScooter Cruiser review

[contains a gifted item & affiliate links] As a Microscooter ambassador Athena was lucky enough to be sent a Cruiser Scooter and has been putting it to the test, ready to review it! Athena started scooting at two with a micro-scooter, then moved to a maxi-micro when she started school two years ago. She and her brother scoot to and…

me and mine july 19

Me and Mine – July 19

We took our family photo in the middle of our festival weekend, camera hastily balanced on top of our trolley… But we’re all the happiest we’ve been this year probably! The summer stretching out ahead of us! The kids are both getting so tall too, I don’t normally notice it but this photo makes them both seem like giants! Hope…

Scrapbook Loves July 19

Another month has shot by so here’s what I read, watched etc in July. Read I read these six books in July, the stand out being Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It’s a novel that stretches generations and continents, family, suffering and so much more. The Shape of Us is also enthralling, lots of interwoven story lines and would make a…

Athena and arlo july 19

Athena & Arlo July 2019

This month my darling offspring have seemed closer than ever, and I think this summer is going to be a lot of them ganging up on me in order to try and get their own way. There have still been squabbles and tale-telling (should that be tell-taling? My brain is mush right now) but generally they’re being pretty nice to…

Surviving the Summer holidays with kids when you work at home

As of this afternoon I have six (and a half, that half is very important!) weeks stretching ahead of me with my two little darlings! Normally they are in childcare 9-3 ish five days a week so I can work. I work from home mostly, with a day or sometimes two spent at a clients but that doesn’t mean I…

Brightening up our home with Posterstore

[Items in this post are gifted for the purpose of this review] We still have a fairly long list of things to do in our home to make it  more appealing to buyers when the time comes to sell it, but a lot of the changes we want to make will obviously benefit us too for however long we live…

Me and Mine June 2019

  This month has gone by super fast, the highlight was Athena’s birthday on the 6th, which meant lots of cake! Plus despite there being a fair amount of rain earlier in the month we actually spent a lot of time at the beach this month as well as outside with friends. Athena loved: turning 6, getting some new toys…

Scrapbook Loves June 19

The year is half over, I repeat: we are half way through the year! How did this happen? Here’s what I read, listened to and watched (plus a few other things) in June. Read I finished five books this month, and enjoyed most of them! Trust me I’m a Junior Doctor was really insightful, and shocking in a few places.…

Gift guide for 6 year olds

Perfect gifts for 6 year olds

Buying gifts for kids can be hard. If you ask them what they want on a Friday it’ll be different by Saturday. Then if they see an advert on TV or catch a glimpse of your Amazon home screen then they’ll have a whole load more ideas to chuck into the mix. My six year old is very much into…

poppy field

Playing in the Poppy Field

On Sunday we went for a little stroll in the countryside in the direction of the poppy field that I had seen on my way into Brighton last week. The weather suddenly got really warm and muggy, so the trek up the hill to the top was a bit slower than our usual pace but the views from the top…