Travel: South Coast towns to visit by Train

We live on the South Coast and in fact I have done pretty much all my life but there are still so many towns I’ve not really explored with the kids, or at all in some cases! This year I want to take a few more day trips with them by train, we live right next to a station and…

3 Places in South of France We’d Love to Visit

I’ve been to France a few times, though there is so much more of the country for me to explore! So far I’ve not yet managed to make it to the south of France, home of beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes and the gorgeous blue seas- all things that I adore. I’ve been to Paris, the Alps and a few towns…

Funny thing my kids have said

#Saturday6 – 6 Funny Things My Kids Have Said Recently

This weeks #Saturday6 post is a list of funny things the kids have said recently. I really need to record these more often so we can look back at them when the kids are bigger! The link up is at the end of the post…   Last week we were posting a card to my Uncle and as he put…

#Saturday6 – The best books I read in 2018

Welcome back to #Saturday6, today’s post shares the six books that I loved in 2018, though it was hard to narrow them down, you can see all the books I read last year here. At the end of the post is the #Saturday6 linky!   A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Although the story and topics covered are by no means enjoyable…

Scrapbook Loves in January ’19

We spent most of the month in hibernation, just creeping out for school runs and the odd weekend walk with friends. Oh, also a birthday lunch for me! It’s been a month of stress, dentist trips, tax bills and so on so we’ve really not done anything exciting! Here’s my usual ‘scrapbook loves’ post for the month! Read I’ve read…

Me and Mine – January 19

Thank goodness January is over! Though saying that February will probably be just as cold, potentially snowy but at least it contains a half term! Our photos for January were taken last weekend on a wet woodland walk with friends. In January I turned thirty five, and don’t feel so bad about it really, but man, thinking about turning FORTY…

Lauren thirty five

Thirty Five and how I feel about it.

A few days ago I turned thirty five. It’s weird because I still don’t really *feel* like an adult yet I most definitely am one. I mean 35 is normally a whole new age bracket to tick on forms right? If I got pregnant now I’d be a ‘geriatric’ mum (no plans to though!) I also think I look my…

Three reasons why UK patients go abroad for Egg Donation & IVF

IVF with Egg Donation is something that many couples need to go through to get a baby. But did you know that the cost  egg donation in UK is not covered by the NHS? If a couple needs to go down this route then they’re looking at a minimum of £5,000 per cycle, and can be up to £12,000 once other…

Pooh Corner

#Saturday6 – Six Family Days out in Sussex

Here are six family days out in Sussex that we want to visit this year. They’re all close enough that we’ve really got no excuse to have missed them on our adventures so far

Valentines Gift Ideas + TWO Amazing Giveaways!

After a bleak and normally frugal January, Valentines is a date to look forwards to for most, as even if you aren’t loved up you can celebrate with other single friends and moan about all your pals in relationships! For us Valentines day comes a few days after Sam’s birthday and a couple of weeks after my own so quite…

4 areas to visit in india

Wanderlust: 4 Areas I Want To Visit In India

India is a vast country with so many different areas to explore, and it would take years and years to explore it fully, if it’s even possible! There are the more popular areas that travellers and tourists tend to have at the top of their lists, but there are so many other areas to take into account if you’re thinking…

Sunday Scrapbook – The New Year Slump

Oh boy am I feeling the ‘New Year Slump’. I still can’t quite get my bum in gear yet. I’ve barely worked at my desk, instead preferring to curl up with a blanket round my shoulders and a candle lit. Every time I go to the loo I read a chapter of my book… or start to clean the kitchen…