Monthly Archives: June 2013

What I’m Wearing to BritMums Live!

It’s just a few days until BritMums Live and while I’m only attending on the Saturday, I’m RIDONKULOUSLY excited about the conference. I get to meet some seriously epic bloggers and hopefully learn a lot too (oh, and there’s the brand schmoozing bit too, which I love!). So, in the spirit of, well, getting in the spirit, I thought I’d show you what I’ll be wearing! I was lucky enough to be sent a couple …

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Now That I’m a Grown Up…

Something weird has happened, people. I think…*looks around shiftily*…that I might be becoming a grown up. Sure, that’s an odd statement from an adult woman who’s been married for 7 years and has a 5 year old child, a home, a driving licence and a debit card (albeit one with this picture on it…), but I’ve been happily trundling along pretending that I’m actually a child in an adults body and taking great delight in the novelty …

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Swimming During Pregnancy

When I was pregnant with Sausage, particularly towards the end, I was MASSIVE. I had polyhydramnious, meaning I carried an excess of amniotic fluid. Most babies stop moving so much in the last few weeks of pregnancy, simply because they cannot anymore, due to lack of space. Sausage, I think, swam lengths inside me, right up until the day she was born! Add to this the fact that I had SPD, a painful condition in …

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

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First Pictures of the Royal Baby

First Pictures of the Royal Baby

As you know, from THIS post, Princess Kate is a close personal friend of mine*. She allowed me to use the first full-frontal nude picture of her in my last post and now she’s granted me another exclusive. Obvs, the Royals are well minted and that, so they have access to advanced technology and using some super up-chuff imaging, they had a picture taken of the Royal baby…and have given me a copy to use …

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From ‘Outstanding’ to ‘Requires Improvement’ – When Ofsted Came to Visit

Before Sausage started school, we put a LOT of thought into her education. We considered homeschooling her and ultimately decided that we wanted her to have the benefit of a good education and interaction with her peers. She’s an only child and we didn’t want to compound any potential loneliness by keeping her at home all day, every day. Once the decision was made to send her mainstream, we spent an awful lot of time looking at …

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Review – Frankie and Benny’s Specials Menu

Last week, we visited Frankie and Benny’s to try out their new Specials menu. I called during the day to see if we’d need to book a table but we were told to just come along as it was a Tuesday evening. We arrived at 6.30pm and were seated straight away. The restaurant was fairly empty but filled up throughout our visit and was almost full by the time we left at about 8pm. We …

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Travelling as a Family

With the school summer holiday just around the corner and everyone’s mind turning to vacations, there are a few things that are super important to remember, to make your trip as successful as possible. We’re not exactly seasoned travellers, as a family unit, so I’ve been doing a lot of looking around the internet to research the best tips and tricks for family travel and I thought I’d share some of them with you. 1. …

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Things I’m Coveting This Week

Okay, I’ll admit it, while I’m not into fashion or trends, I am still a covetous little beast and I do often flick through magazines or the internet and look at all of the things that I’d love in my wardrobe or my home. I love to discover new shops, especially places like Etsy where I can find one-offs, and I’m a bit of a charity shop lover too! Just recently, I discovered FADS and I …

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A Special Break

One of the problems with working for yourself is that, generally speaking, if you don’t work you don’t get paid, which means that taking an extended holiday in the summer can be difficult, unless you save up all year round. However, short breaks are a lot easier to organise, especially in terms of finding someone to care for the dog while we’re gone! Because time is at a premium, combining a couple of nights away …

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