Mummy Mondays – From Bubble to Best Friend with Shnooks by Zuru

Carly totally takes after me and therefore tends to become obsessed with toys, books and films very easily. I can always tell when she falls in love with something because it’s all she can talk about.  It’s recently happened with Arthur Christmas (yes, we are watching Christmas films in our house already), and when we were sent the rather adorable Shnooks by Zuru, it happened again.  Carly was a little...

5 Things I Love about This Time of Year 

Autumn is definitely one of my favourite seasons. Although my depression can worsen when the days get darker, I still love this time of year. It’s a very busy time for us, with lots of birthdays and the excitement of Christmas just around the corner.  These are five things I love about this time of year…  Autumn Walks   I love going walks when the leaves start falling from the...

Beauty – My Beauty Christmas Wish List 

The beauty section of my blog is one of my favourites, I’m a total girly girl and I love makeup, skincare and everything in between, but as a mum of three, I just simply don’t have the money to buy myself most of the things I see and want.  For this reason, I tend to ask for beauty bits for Christmas. Boots is my favourite shop, and I’ve been adding...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Stacey 

Another week, another behind the bride! This week is the turn of Stacey from One Small Human.  Hi Stacey, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? We got married on 3rd May 2014! Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? We met back in 2003 in Durham. I was in my first year at Durham Uni...

Keeping it Local for the Bournemouth Bloggers Event at Koh Lounge 

On Saturday, I went along to the Bournemouth Bloggers event, held at the Koh Lounge. I had been looking forward to having a night out and meeting local bloggers, most of them for the very first time.  It was also a special night for me as I had helped Freya, who runs Bournemouth Bloggers, with the goody bags for the event and so I guess I felt I had something...

Reading to our One Year Old – The Birthday Thief 

I have always loved reading, from a young age I could be found with my head buried in a book. Having a parent who was a teacher, I was read to a lot as a child and I try and read as much as possible to my children as well.  Cameron and Carly love to snuggle up with a book before bed, but reading to Benjamin has been a little...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin Turns One! 

I still can’t believe my baby boy, my youngest child is now one! The last year went by in a flash, and yet Benjamin has grown up so much over the past couple of months, his development has come on leaps and bounds and I’m so proud of him.  Talking  Benjamin loves the sound of his own voice and will now copy or attempt to copy a fair few words...

Mummy Mondays – Making Mealtimes a Doddle with Doddl Cutlery 

As Benjamin was baby led weaned, he has always been very hands on at meal times, wanting to feed himself rather than letting us help. Up until recently he was grabbing the food in his fists and using his hands to feed himself.  A little while ago we were sent over a Doddl cutlery set from the lovely people at Media Snug. This set is suitable for children aged from...

5 Things – Bloggers Who Inspire Me 

You may have noticed that my Food & Fitness Friday series has been struggling a little lately. I love food, and I do enjoy keeping fit, but I found that I was trying too hard to think of something to write about each week for that topic and so I decided rather than to stop it entirely, I would add in a new feature for Fridays where I discuss 5...

Beauty – My Everyday 5 Minute Makeup 

I have never been confident enough to be one of those women who can go out and about without a scrap of makeup on. I know that really shows how insecure I am, but I’ve come to terms with it.  As I’m a mum of three, time is limited in the morning so I have a makeup bag filled with everyday essentials that can get me ready to face the...