Living Under the Spotlight – Why I Choose to Blog About my Life 

Although I’ve only been writing this blog since Autumn last year, I started my last blog (fallenangel to yummy mummy) back in 2011 when Cameron was just a newborn. My blogs have always ended up more lifestyle than any other genre, and I do tend to be open about all areas of my life when I write.     Some people have questioned why I’m happy to share my life with...

Why Cancer is an Absolute Bitch – Remembering my Grandad 

The awful news that has shocked and saddened the population this week – the deaths of two famous and popular artists David Bowie and Alan Rickman, resonated with me on a personal level. Both celebrities died from cancer, something my own grandad passed away from 14 years ago when I was just twelve years old.  My granddad and I were incredibly close, he was much more like a dad to...

Family Day Out – Compton Acres – Poole 

Family time is so important to me. Yesterday I took the kids to a local gardens – Compton Acres. The children love being outdoors so they were in their element. My mum and sister came along, and we bought a picnic lunch on the way.       The weather was a little temperamental and we were caught in a huge hail storm half way round the gardens. We didn’t let this...

January Plans 

With all the generic resolutions for 2016 and summary of 2015 posts I’ve been doing this week I’ve not yet put up my plans for the month post. January is a long, hard month and I’ve tried to fit in a few plans to make that five week wait until payday just a little bit easier on me…     9th January – Cinema Trip with My Mum and Sister  We...

Date Night – Review – The Ox – Ashley Cross 

Ed and I try and fit in a date night as often as possible. With busy work lives and two young children added to the mix it isn’t always easy to have the quality time together all couples need. My mum, as I’ve mentioned, looks after the kids to help out, which allows for us to fit in some couple time together. So last night, we went on a rather...

My  Top 5 Can’t be Without Gadgets 

I am a self confessed iPhone addict. I won’t even pretend to hide it. I spend most of my waking life within touching distance of my phone. I have a minor panic attack when I can’t find it (and yes, while we’re at it, I am one of those people who will be talking to you over the phone and burst out with”I can’t find my phone”- cringe!). My phone...

My Supermum 

My mum is my inspiration. She is not only an amazing mother, a cheerleader for all her children’s successes and there for us when things don’t quite go to plan (which collectively is quite a lot!), but she’s also a brilliant nan to my two children as well.  Cameron and Carly adore my mum and love spending time over nanny’s house, which is a good thing when I have been...

Even Angels Fall 2016 

A lot has changed since I first started blogging back in 2010, not just my blog title (back then I wrote under the title Fallenangel to Yummymummy). Back then blogging was still relatively new and fresh.  Nowadays it seems the everyone is a budding writer with something to say. There’s a hierarchy of bloggers as well and this can be intimidating to someone having only recently dipped their toe back...