Mummy Mondays – The Life Lessons I’ve Learnt from Disney Films 

Last Wednesday it was one of those typical British school summer holiday days when it’s raining and gloomy and there’s nothing to do. My mum and I decided to take the three children to the cinema to see Cars 3 to keep them entertained and us out of the rain.  I actually really enjoyed the film. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Lightening McQueen (although I...

Food & Fitness Friday – My Favourite Recipe Books 

Sometimes it’s a struggle to think of new ideas for meals. I find myself stuck in a rut of Hunters Chicken, Spaghetti Bolognese and Salmon Fishcakes week in, week out.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good family favourite, but variety is the spice of life and all that, so I try and mix it up from time to time. When I need inspiration, I sometimes head online,...

Beauty – How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep 

If, like me, you have a baby who seems to have regressed back to sleeping like a newborn and is waking you in the night at least twice a night, you probably want to make the most of any sleep you do manage. I didn’t realise how much I loved sleep until I had the children and it was snatched away from me. Nowadays I fantasise about getting a full...

Is Blogging Fake? Why I’m Tired of the Tactics & Games in this Industry 

I feel like this post has been bubbling away under the surface for quite some time now, itching to come out, and yet, after finally writing it all down, I hesitated before hitting publish.  For some reason it feels totally taboo to be speaking out about something when it comes to the blogging world, as if by speaking up you risk being ostracised, forever excluded from the blogosphere for the...

Wedding Wednesday – Our Santorini Wedding – 5 Weeks to Go 

As I mentioned on my last update two weeks ago, it’s all a bit of a waiting game at the moment with our wedding plans.  Last Friday we got our documents back with the Apostille stamp, which is brilliant, as it meant we were able to email the scanned copies of these over to our wedding company.  I’ve also been receiving the deliveries of all the little bits I bought...

Mummy Mondays – Summer Scribbles with Jon Burgerman’s Daily Doodle – A Review 

Today marks the first day of the school summer holidays for us. Cameron broke up on Friday and, after a weekend up north to visit his uncle in County Durham, I can see the long six week holidays stretching out in front of us needing to be filled with exciting activities.  Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m one of the fortunate ones. This year I am on maternity leave,...

5 Tips for Beating the Boredom on a Long Car Journey (As an Adult) 

Those of you who follow me on social media would probably have been unable to escape me banging on about our extremely long journey up north to visit my brother and his family. It’s actually meant to take six hours, but I always add on an hour to that as you should always have a break on long journeys (plus when travelling with a baby it’s kind of unavoidable).  Our...

Beauty – My Max Factor Makeup Mini Haul 

I absolutely love buying new makeup. It is one of my guilty pleasures and one of the only things I will justify spending money on for myself as makeup makes me feel more human after days on end of sleepless nights.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I’ve been on the hunt for the ‘perfect’ foundation for quite some time without much success. It’s early...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Nicola 

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Nicola from Mummy to Dex.  Hi Nicola, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married on April 5th 2014, the day before my 28th birthday. We will have been married for three years this year. Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? Neil and I met in...

The Great Baby Boom of 2017 – Am I Finished Having Babies?

It seems that every time I scroll through social media lately I come across another pregnancy announcement. Is there some sort of conspiracy? Did everybody plan to have a baby in early 2018 and I missed the memo? Or, is it more likely that the reason it feels like the world and his wife is expecting all of a sudden is down to the fact that I’m not sure whether...