What to do if the Worst Happens

So this is a fairly morbid subject for this time of year, but it’s something that I feel I need to do to ‘get my ducks in a row’ as it were. What would happen if I popped my clogs tomorrow? There are so many things that Sam would struggle with- not including the emotional aspects of losing a wife!…

Everyday Us – Visiting Santa

Last weekend the kids got to see Santa again, we went to Marwell at the end of November, but when we were offered that trip I had already purchased tickets to see the man in red at Leeds Castle and booked a night in a hotel near by too – so the lucky ducks got to see him twice! Thankfully…

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Athena & Arlo in December 2018

It’s the last ‘Siblings’ post of the year, and I’ve loved sharing little snippets about these two over the past year, and must make a little collage of all the months at some point! These photos were taken last weekend at Ightham Mote in Kent, when we were away for the weekend and I think they might be my favourite…

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Style: Working out with Souluxe

So I’ve been pretty quite about my exercise and healthy eating journey that I so enthusiastically started early in the year… because I gave up. But then a new gym opened up near me and had a really low monthly price for people who joined up early and I did in the summer and then suddenly before I knew it…

The Christmas Tag

Seeing as Christmas is two weeks away I thought today would be a good day to answer a few Christmas questions! Polly from Our Seaside Baby tagged me to answer the questions below… What’s your favourite Christmas Movie? It’s got to be Home Alone, but I do also have a soft spot for Love Actually! Where do you usually spend…

Sunday Scrapbook – Pantos, Candles, Coffee Shops + more!

The past few weeks have been a bit crackers if I’m honest, some really good bits and some not so wonderful bits. I wanted to get a Sunday Scrapbook  post up last weekend but then a website drama unfolded and I couldn’t do anything whilst the whole blog was being moved to a different host, so this is a couple of…

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Personalised Rings with Centime

I love personalised jewellery, love being given it, wearing it and giving it as a gift, but with so many different options to choose from it can be a bit overwhelming! With over 34,000 sales on their Etsy store and an average customer rating of 5* Centime Gift’s store is definitely the right place to start looking for personalised jewellery. Necklaces,…

4 Ways to Get into the Christmas Spirit

There is no time quite like Christmas. Almost everywhere you go, you are surrounded by reminders that “‘tis the season”. And yet, with such busy lives and normal to-do lists, it is all too easy to get swept away and distracted by daily life that you could miss out on getting into the festive spirit. So once it hits December…

Wishlist: Outdoor Gear for 2018

We’re a fairly outdoorsy family in general, but Sam definitely more so than the rest of us – he snowboards, sails and fishes as well as various other hobbies that go in and out of favour but are mostly outside! The rest of us just love to explore the outdoors and go camping, though keeping warm is a priority  of…

Christmas Books from Owlet Press

Christmas Books for Kids

I really love reading Christmas books to my kids and we’ve got quite a collection already from over the past few years. I’m not organised enough to do a book advent and always feel like the pressure would get on top of me (much like the pressure to move the elf – hence why the elf doesn’t visit our house!)…

Me and Mine in November 18

This is us last week when we went to Marwell to see Father Christmas in our festive jumpers! This month has flown by and for various reasons I didn’t get this up on time but ce la vie! We’re all good, looking forward to starting the Christmas countdown and having two weeks of family time! A super quick update on…

Lauren and the Kids

Scrapbook Loves November ’18

Hello! Penultimate ‘Little Loves’ post of the year! Here’s what I’ve been enjoying this month… Read I didn’t read that many books this month, just the two below but I have almost finished a third, The Boatrunner. All three books are set in WWII, although I didn’t plan to have a war-book month, it just happened, but I think that…