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…

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…

Athena and Arlo december 18

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…

Souluxe Gym wear Matalan-1

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…

centime gift review

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…