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 & 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. I’d…

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…

Great gifts for all ages with Wicked Uncle

[gifted items sent for review] As you may know Athena turned six a little while ago and Wicked Uncle got in touch to see if they could help with some presents to help celebrate. If you’ve not heard of Wicked Uncle  then it’s basically a really great way to  help pick toys for kids you don’t see that often, or are…

Athena and Arlo – June 19

This post was meant to be up yesterday on the 15th but we had a powercut in the morning, and then went out for most of the day and by the time I got home I felt like an evening away from my laptop! This month not a lot has changed in the world of Athena and Arlo, they still…

7 Tips for financial freedom for your family

If you’ve got a family, it’s likely that one of the most important things to you is having money to live comfortably and do things together. You don’t want to have to worry when something unexpected happens, like an appliance breaking down, and you want to make sure that you can provide food, clothes, shelter, and other necessities for your…