Top Tips for a Perfect Holiday with Friends

Holidays with friends are always amazing, especially if your friends also have kids. In fact, I don’t think going on holiday with friends who have kids when you don’t would be much fun unless you really, really like their kids!  Holidaying with other families means a few things: Friends for your kids to play with, so you don’t have to…

Athena and Arlo january 19

Athena + Arlo – January 2019

Another year of ‘Siblings’ photo diaries starts. I often find these a little tricky to write if I’m honest but will always continue to do them because looking back through the photos makes me smile and makes me happy! Here’s the kids in January 2016 (the photos are blurry but they are so small, and Arlo wears the PJs that Athena…

Addis home organisation

Home Storage Solutions with Addis

I know it’s a bit of a cliche but I do plan on getting a bit more organised this year (and yes, I’ve probably made this vague resolution more than a few times in the past!) but I made a start last year in other areas of our home, but had never really done much in the kitchen. Addis recently…

Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator review

Review: Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator SkinSpa

One of the irritating things about being female is that most of us don’t particularly want to be strolling about with hairy armpits, legs and everything else. Yes, societal norms dictate that we remove it, although obviously it’s down to personal choice,  but I do prefer to remove it. I’ve had one not very pleasant experience of waxing (I bled…

Gant Chelsea Boots

Style: Gant Chelsea Boots

Finding a pair of comfy, durable, stylish winter boots is always a task and a half. Will they rub? How high is the heel? Will they cope with wet weather? The list goes on, and considering I do a fair amount of walking so although how a pair of boots looks is important to me they need to be comfy…

6 things I wish my kids didnt do

#Saturday6: Things I wish my kids didn’t do

Welcome to Saturday 6, a new feature where every Saturday (or most of them, at least!) I’ll be sharing a list of six things about anything at all! Things I love, books I’ve read, observations, anything at all in a list of six basically. I think it’s a great way to write more personal posts, fit things in I want…

Ightham Mote National Trust

My Top Seven of 2018

I’m still very much in a ‘I know this year has started but I am not ready to accept it and still very much reflecting on last year’ phase because I’ve not quite decided on my goals for the year yet am also still firmly in the ‘sloth’ frame of mind when it comes to work too. I was tagged…

Share your year 2018

Share Your Year 2018 – A link up

It’s that time of year again, time to try and remember what we were up to a mere 12 months ago, and condense all the highlights into one blog post! Every year I host ‘Share Your Year’ as a way for people to share the past year, posts in any format are welcome as long as it includes a recap of…

Me and Mine in December 18

Here’s our last monthly family photo of the year… I’m keeping the first one in because I love that Athena has her eyes closed! We took these a couple of days ago on our way home from Norfolk, at a country park just off the M25 somewhere, that also happened to have a fair an elf garden! We spent a…

Little Loves in December

See ya 2018! Here’s my last ‘little loves’ post of the year, a catch up on what I’ve read, watched and heard etc.    Read I’ve read a tonne of books in December, mostly because I didn’t work/use my laptop/do much on the internet over Christmas. My favourites this month were This is Going to Hurt and The Neighbors (which…

6 things I'd change about Christmas

Six things I’d change about Christmas

I have grown to like Christmas, having kids has changed things for me in a lot of ways but their excitement on the run up to Christmas is something that gives me all the feels! I was never really keen on Christmas, possibly because I am an only child so never really had anyone to share it all with growing…

Ightham Mote National Trust

Days Out: Ightham Mote, National Trust Kent

We spent a weekend away a couple of weeks ago, staying in Kent to see Santa at Leeds Castle but wanted to find something else locally to do, and Ightham Mote was a national trust property we’d not visited before! It was cold and crisp but lovely day and we wandered around the grounds doing a little Victorian Christmas trail, where…