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…

#Saturday 6 a link up for list posts

The #Saturday6 blogger link up

This year I want to write more personal content, things I want to remember, things that make me happy, things that make me mad and lots more in between. I’ve been writing #Saturday6 posts for a couple of weeks now and have decided to turn it into a link up for other bloggers to join in too! The posts that…

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…