Eva’s 8th Birthday

Birthdays for your children are super special days. I find loved one’s birthday’s a bit stressful actually, wondering what to buy and how to make it special. I’m an absolute rubbish gift buyer and trying to do something special always goes wrong. Eva in particular is so hard to buy for. All she’s ever wanted is a chihuahua, so anything …

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Zuru Oosh Potions Slime Surprise

Has anyone else felt that this year has already been the longest year yet?! If ever there was a time for a bit of a pick me up, that time is now and right on cue, we had a super exciting delivery of Zuru Oosh Potions Slime Surprise. Eva and Elsa are obsessed with slime. I have so many annoying …

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Siblings 2021 – February

This month has been the hardest month of my entire life. My Mum passed away in the first week of February and so we’ve had a February full of painful grief. Losing my Mum to COVID has opened my eyes up to many realisations and has taught me even more about myself that I didn’t understand before. One thing that …

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Dog Ownership

Getting a dog can be a fantastic way to expand your family, but it’s important to ensure your kids know what to expect. Whether your children have been begging you for a dog for years or they’re still too young to really comprehend what getting a dog means, you’ll want to take age-appropriate steps to prepare them for the new …

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Picking Jewellery From Inscripture

Over the years I have picked up a few signature pieces of jewellery that I wear every single day. On my left hand, I have my engagement ring and wedding ring, on my right hand I have a ring my Nan and Grandad bought me for my 16th (or 18th) birthday and a bracelet that my Mother-in-law bought me when …

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Losing My Mum To COVID

Valentine’s Day is the most fitting time to make this tragic announcement. Valentine’s Day was the day that my Mum was given her life back by her selfless husband, who donated one of his kidney’s. The perfect match. This joy comes with great sadness, writing the words feels just as surreal as the pain I have felt over the past …

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Winter Nights With The Night Owl Duvet

Do you love or loathe changing the bedsheets? Personally, I am the type of person who loves sinking into freshly washed linen, but I detest physically making the beds. In my household, there are always four beds to make back up on washing day and it’s like having a full workout for me as a smaller than average person. I …

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Siblings 2021 – January

I never thought in a million years that this January post would be quite like this one. What an incredibly tough, emotional and surreal month this has been for our family. Part of me wishes there was a reset button but I do know that life experiences make us stronger and right now we just have to ride this rollercoaster. No …

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Christmas Bake Off – Christmas Tree Mince Pie Brownies

I promise you I have not gone crazy, I understand that it is nearly the end of January but I still wanted to share this blog post so I hope you enjoy! It came as a huge shock to me that Freya wanted to take part in her school’s Christmas Bake Off competition. It’s very rare that she would push …

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My Mum Has Covid

Trying to get out my words has been hard. I don’t think the dictionary has the words that I can describe my feelings with because this is all too surreal. Possibly broken, devastated, worried, anxious but they don’t seem big enough for the enormity of my emotions. In the first week of the new year, my Mum started feeling really …

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Freya’s 12th Birthday

Having a birthday on Christmas Eve is always quite tricky for Freya as her friends are usually busy with family. As we got closer to December it was becoming obvious that we wouldn’t be able to have a party with friends but would be able to celebrate with family. We ended up having big plans for Freya’s 12th birthday. A …

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Siblings 2020 – December

With all the crazy that Christmas and December have been, I nearly forgot about our very last siblings post of 2020. Then I remembered that I took some cute Christmas day photos of the girls together and of course have hurried to get this up before the year is over. I aim to continue doing these into 2021. It’s a …

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Tapnell Farm At Christmas

One of our favourite places to visit on the Isle Of Wight is Tapnell Farm Park. It is one of those places that you can guarantee a day full of fun where you leave wishing the day was longer. We had been invited along to their Christmas Experience during our December trip to the island. We’ve not been to the …

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Santa Specials At The Isle of Wight Steam Railway

One of the amazing attractions that invited us to review their Christmas experiences this year was the Isle Of Wight Steam Railway. Of course with restrictions, we had concerns that this wouldn’t be able to take place but thankfully travel for work was allowed and the IOW Steam Railway was able to be open. We have been to the railway …

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Being #TogetherThisChristmas

This blog post feels even more bittersweet now considering the current Christmas circumstances but I now cherish this more than I realised at the time. Chums got in touch with me to ask if we wanted to get a bit creative with how we could be together this Christmas with loved ones. They kindly sent a gingerbread house directly to …

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