Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fisher-Price Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym and Rainforest Friends Bouncer Review

Fisher-Price Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym and Rainforest Friends Bouncer Review

When Sausage was little, we started as early as we could with stimulating her mentally. She loved to watch baby-focused DVDs with us, which played classical music and showed brightly coloured, highly contrasted images, and Husband would spend hours with her on his lap, looking at pictures of animals, listening to music and reading books. She’s an amazingly bright child (she recently got moved up to purple on the Pearson Books chart, which are books …

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A Housing Crisis?

A Housing Crisis?

Given the fact that I’m agnostic, I had an ironically Biblical experience just before Christmas. Our landlord got in touch and told us that he wanted us to vacate his property. Hugely pregnant and financially pushed, we emailed back with a plea to his humanity and he clarified that although, eventually, he intended to re-let the property to a smaller family, he didn’t expect us to move until the summer. Skip forward a few months and Husband and …

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Mum’s the Word Instagram Challenge #MTWIC

Mum’s the Word Instagram Challenge #MTWIC

Instagram is one of those social media services that I absolutely love – being able to do in-app editing, add overlays and frames and share across multiple platforms is hugely useful and probably explains why it’s one of the most famous apps of all time. An estimated 150 million people use Instagram, many of whom are celebs, giving us a tantalising insight into their glamorous (and sometimes not so glamorous) lives. I’ve seen a few Instagram challenges …

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Let’s Go to Lapland!

Having a dog (a senior one, at that) means that we really have to think outside the box when it comes to holidays. It’s not as simple as booking a fortnight away and hopping on a plane; we couldn’t leave him for that long in a boarding kennel and it would be a big ask for family to look after him because even at almost 10 years old, it’s still a bit like being dragged by a …

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What I’m Doing Now – A Meme

What I’m Doing Now – A Meme

God, I love a meme, especially when it means I get to talk about myself, so when Sally from Who’s the Mummy (aka. The Ubiquitous One) asked if anyone would like to be tagged in this one, I was that annoying kid at the front of the class with one hand in the air (and a buttcheek lifted off of the seat so as to make the aforementioned hand just that little bit higher than everyone elses) yelling …

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Grabbing My 30’s By The Balls

Grabbing My 30’s By The Balls

Wednesday was not a good day. Wednesday was my 30th birthday. It was all going really well until my moods (and possibly depression, but I’ve yet to have that properly confirmed) got the better of me and I started behaving like a nasty brat. Husband got a text asking if he wanted to go out for the England game later in the week and I got totally jealous, which made me act appallingly and spitefully. I …

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What 30 Year Old Me Would Tell 20 Year Old Me

What 30 Year Old Me Would Tell 20 Year Old Me

I *may*, at some point this week, be turning 30. I’m leaving my twenties behind forever and heading for the fourth decade of my life, which I’m doing my best to play down, but I have to admit, I’m pretty scared. I mean, my 20’s have undoubtedly been the most eventful period of my life; I met at married my Husband at 21 and 22, went to Asia for the first time, adopted our dog, …

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Domestic Violence and The World Cup

I read a really disturbing report in The Guardian the other day which said that police forces are expecting the World Cup to have a negative impact on the levels of domestic violence across the UK. According to figures, “violent incidents increased by 38% when England lost – but also rose by 26% when they won”. What’s even more worrying, is that that figure has incresed with every tournament since 2002, with rates of domestic …

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Five Things to Do With Kids in Leeds

Five Things to Do With Kids in Leeds

A good friend of mine went to Leeds University and from what I can gather had an amazing time there, as Leeds is such an interesting and culturally diverse city. I never got to visit her while she was there, but it’s still a city I’d like to see so when Hotel Direct asked to to write about Leeds, I jumped at the chance to research the area and see what cool things there are …

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How Much Do You Value Your Dad?

How Much Do You Value Your Dad?

With Fathers’ Day just around the corner, everyone’s thoughts are turning to Dads and how much they mean to us. It’s hard to measure the ‘worth’ of a person but someone below seems to think they’ve got the method sorted, so I thought I’d share thisvideo with you, which I thought was rather funny! s The lovely people at The Car Buying Service are running a competition to win a supercar track day for your …

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