Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pet Benefits

Pet Benefits

When Husband and I adopted our beloved dog Chuck, back in 2006, we had no idea just how must he’d do for us, as part of our little family. When Husband was sent home from the hospital after Sausage’s horrible, traumatic birth, not knowing whether his wife and child would pull through, it was Chuck who was there to offer a comforting lick on the hand in his hour of need. When Husband started working …

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EasyJet and A Matter of Human Decency

EasyJet and A Matter of Human Decency

There’s a few things I can almost guarantee when I see my friend Kelly popping up on my Facebook feed. Firstly, she always looks stunning. Secondly, she always looks happy. Lastly, she’s usually with her friend Oli. Their Facebook banter never fails to amuse me and they say those hideously insulting things to each other that you could only ever say to a friend who you absolutely adore. Kelly and I went to senior school together …

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8 Unusual Beauty Tips for the Woman of 2014

8 Unusual Beauty Tips for the Woman of 2014

Guest post Each woman has her own little tricks when it comes to beauty. Beauty products evolve and so should the beauty tricks you learned when you were just a teenager. To keep yourself updated, here are 8 unusual beauty tips starting from a bottle of perfume for women, to white eyeliners and more. 1. When wearing perfume, don’t spray all over your body. For sure, you know there are ladies who almost shower their …

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What’s Your #WeirdestPlaceToSleep? (sp)

What’s Your #WeirdestPlaceToSleep? (sp)

Sleep is one of those things that can be a bit of a contentious issue in the MtW house. It’s a running joke that I could sleep on a washing line, were that my only option, while Husband is a full-blown insomniac who has trouble sleeping even in the most ideal conditions. The girls fall somewhere in the middle – BB sleeps really well, going down around 8pm and generally sleeping right through until 7 …

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H&M and the Slightly Scary Baby T-Shirt

H&M and the Slightly Scary Baby T-Shirt

Before I begin, I should give you some background – BB is currently teething, which means that at any time, she can be found soaked to the navel in dribble, even when she’s wearing a bib. While the weather was super warm, I tended to let her roll around in just a nappy while we’re at home, but now that the temperature has dropped, I’ve been putting clothes on her during the day. Recently, we …

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Breastfeeding in Public – What’s Your Opinion?

Breastfeeding in Public – What’s Your Opinion?

Just recently, MyVoucherCodes.co.uk conducted a survey about breastfeeding in public and the results were picked up by the Daily Mail, who ran an article about it yesterday. I was actually surprised to read, considering all of the negative stories that we hear about breastfeeding, that almost 70% of British people feel that women should be able to breastfeed anywhere in public, even bars and restaurants. It’s really heartening to read that it’s now becoming a social norm rather …

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Future Proofing Your Child’s Tomorrow

Future Proofing Your Child’s Tomorrow

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely an ‘over-protector’. Sausage has only ever had a scuffed knee once in her life because Husband and I are always there to catch her when she falls, and we tend to err on the side of caution with most things. I know a lot of parents favour a more relaxed style but we’re in the ‘we’d rather be over cautious’ school of thought. This doesn’t just go …

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Zizzi Ristorante Review #ZizziBambini

Zizzi Ristorante Review #ZizziBambini

Last week we were invited along to our local Zizzi, a restaurant which serves a selection of traditional and contemporary Italian food and we decided to take my mother-in-law along too, so that we could see what 3 generations of Crammond thought of the food. We actually chose to visit the branch at Bluewater Shopping Centre, which is slightly farther afield for us, but we love Bluewater and combined it with a trip to the …

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Find a Bargain with VoucherBin

Find a Bargain with VoucherBin

We’re now pretty much at the halfway point of the summer holidays and I think most parents will agree that it’s been a pretty expensive month! We’ve managed to keep costs down as much as possible by using vouchers and deals, many of which we’ve found on VoucherBin. Husband and I are pretty savvy shoppers and will always shop around before committing to buy anything. They way we see it, finding a good deal means …

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A Timeline of Parenthood

There are certain aspects of parenthood which I well and truly take for granted, even down to the cows milk free formula which BB has to have because of her intolerances. It boggles my mind to  think that certain thinks have only been invented within the last 200 years. This infographic from Benenden Health shows the timeline of parenthood and really brings into sharp focus how short a time certain conveniences have been available: Parenthood timeline …

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