Monthly Archives: September 2016

Win Four Tickets to Rave-a-Roo at Ministry of Sound!

Win Four Tickets to Rave-a-Roo at Ministry of Sound!

I must admit, when it comes to kids events I’m definitely not your average ‘bunting and cake stands’ kinda Mum and I love to do things with the girls which are just a little bit different. That’s why, when I heard about Rave-a-Roo, I was very excited. Without even reading too much about the event, I came to the conclusion that ANY family event which is held at Ministry of Sound in London is probably …

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Shopping For Weddings, Anniversaries or Christmas? Gorgeous Gift Ideas For Your Favourite Couples

Shopping For Weddings, Anniversaries or Christmas? Gorgeous Gift Ideas For Your Favourite Couples

Buying gifts can be tricky enough, but when you’re looking for a couple, it can be particularly challenging. You’ve got two people to please, and you probably want to avoid the cliches. Are you shopping for weddings, anniversaries or even tackling your Christmas list early? If so, here are some gorgeous gift ideas to consider. Wedding gifts Some couples send a wedding list or a polite request for donations towards a honeymoon. In this case, …

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Be More Sociable with e-Cigarettes

Be More Sociable with e-Cigarettes

It’s 2016 and I think we can finally say that cigarette smoking is becoming a thing of the past, thanks to tight restrictions and the brilliance of e-cigarettes. There are so many benefits to choosing an e-cigarette instead of traditional smokes, but today we want to talk about how they enable you to be more sociable. Vaping indoors Since the smoking ban, a night out has never been the same for smokers, with people needing …

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Car Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m quite headstrong, which means that I don’t like deferring to other people if there’s something I can do myself. Sure, I ask for help with the bigger things which are beyond my skill-set but there’s plenty of things I do by myself, including certain areas of car maintenance. Youtube is a great source for videos on how to do things yourself and I thought I’d give you an …

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Kids Autumn/Winter with Petit Bateau

Something that I love about shopping online is that I can source things which are a little bit different to what you’d normally find on the High Street. This is especially great for finding clothes for Sausage and Burrito Baby as I do love dressing them to accentuate their unique personalities, which is why I was happy when Petit Bateau asked me to put together an outfit for each of them from their new Autumn/Winter …

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Getting Married Abroad – Where to Choose

Getting Married Abroad – Where to Choose

As most of the Mum’s the Word readers know, Husband and I got married abroad. After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing, we decided that a wedding in the UK wasn’t for us and we flew off to the Maldives to take our vows on a sandy beach in the middle of the Indian Ocean. We did a lot of research before we finally decided on the destination for our wedding and had to turn …

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4 Ways to Take Control of your Career

4 Ways to Take Control of your Career

Whether you’re not quite satisfied with your current job or you’d like to strike out in a completely different direction work-wise, now’s the time for you to take control of your career. To help you along the way, here are four simple but effective suggestions that should make it easier for you to reach your goals. Seek ways to enhance your skills There are lots of ways to improve on your current skill set, and …

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Making Design Choices that Last

Making Design Choices that Last

One of the things that Husband and I loved about the house we’re living in now is that our landlady is happy for us to decorate. As with most rental properties, obviously we have a “within reason” guideline, so painting the walls black is a no-no and we’re not permitted to make any major structural changes, but other than that we have fairly free reign. When you rent rather than own, it’s wise to make …

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5 Things That You Can do to Turn your Life Around

Changing your life for the better is about setting a goal for yourself and taking a step at a time to get till there. The path, initially might seem difficult but if you try to take shortcuts, you may actually end up making your journey longer and more arduous. Get serious and make some improvements for a great start and after that taking action is the next important step. End all toxic relationships Any kind …

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“What Does Your Mummy Look Like?”

“What Does Your Mummy Look Like?”

I knew it was coming. BB is going through this ferociously curious stage where she asks new questions all day long. Often it’s things like “Mummy, how do you make a robot?” and “where does chocolate come from?” but today, she’s woken up with a whole new set of questions. We were driving home from the school run, listening to Miss Polly Had a Dolly for the billionth time when she piped up: “Mummy…have you …

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