Thursday 27th July 2017 It's a lovely sunny day and Charlie, Mummy, Auntie Kim and Baby Eloise are at the swimming pool. "Charlie, lets put our things in this locker and go for a swim" says Mummy. "Nooooooooooooooooo!" cries Charlie, "UP UP!!" Mummy picks up Charlie and explains that we are going to have fun… Continue reading Charlie Goes Swimming
27th July 2017 Yesterday was a rare day spent at home, usually we are up and out not long after breakfast but we do have the odd day with nothing planned except pottering around and seeing where the day takes us. It was a rainy day so that put a stop to any plans of… Continue reading Dear Charlie | When Will Peppa’s Parents Tell Her To Shut The **** Up?
18th July 2017 Just back from our first family holiday in almost 2 years, and I am feeling somewhat re-motivated and refreshed (if not somewhat exhausted - you have your second to last molar coming through and its effecting your sleep). Along with the 'just back from holiday' feeling, I recently read the following extract… Continue reading Dear Charlie | This Is For You
The Mums' Team project is run by Yorkshire Sport Foundation in South & West Yorkshire. It aims to get more people active by recruiting the help of volunteers who are mums. The idea is that mums will inspire other mums, friends & family members to take part in sporting activities and be more physically active.… Continue reading Mums’ Team | Why I Think It’s Brilliant
Compassion and passion, two traits that I value most and that I try to exhibit every day. With recent tragic happenings in the news, one thing that stands out about the response of the majority, is the presence of compassion. Compassion for neighbours, for strangers and for fellow human beings. Events may not effect us… Continue reading COMpassion
Friday 26th May 2017 The day started in the usual way, Mummy came in to your room at 7:15am to be greeted by you bouncing up and down in your cot, you then proceeded to throw your dummy across the room - the definitive signal that you are ready to get out of bed and… Continue reading Dear Charlie | Toddler Adventures 1.0
Today marks 4 weeks since I had surgery to fix an umbilical hernia. My weight has returned to what it was pre-surgery (I gained 4 pounds directly afterwards due to water retention and inflammation). I am pleased with how I have been able to regulate… Continue reading 4 Weeks Post-Hernia Surgery | Rehab Exercises
It's that time of year when I sit down with our bills folder and spreadsheet to review our monthly outgoings. I've always been organised with bills and money, but even more so since we became a one income family. Without knowing your incoming and outgoings you cannot have control over your finances, that is why… Continue reading Financial Health Check | I love a good spreadsheet!
Let me start by saying I am COMPLETELY CLUELESS when it comes to make-up and how to apply it. I slap it on and hope for the best! On my wedding day 3 years ago my best friend, who is a make-up expert, did my make-up and I think that was the best I have… Continue reading Mini Make-Up Haul | Cheaper Alternatives
Two weeks have passed since I had surgery to fix a small umbilical hernia. I am well on the road to recovery, I even managed to go to a trampoline park yesterday with my son for a play date (I had intended on missing out thinking it would be too hard work but the other parents were a… Continue reading Post Umbilical Hernia Surgery | 2 Weeks