My Favourite Family

My family are wonderful. I’m a bit biased, and very lucky. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful girls, plus a large extended family. There’s never a dull moment.

Enjoying a Roast at the Toby Carvery Northampton

Our kitchen is under construction at the moment, as we wait for the new plaster to try before the new one arrives. We’re doing the…


Thea is Four!

It’s Thea’s 4th birthday today. Goodness me, where have the past four years go? She’s always been a happy-go-lucky ray of sunshine and makes us…

Ava and Thea’s February: Hairstyling, Half Term and A Joke

February has been a busy month for us, not least because we have started on our kitchen renovation! We’ve also had half term, which was…

Ava and Thea’s January: Ballet, Tea and Sylvanian Families

January is such a tiresome month, isn’t it? I’m always glad to see the back of it, so I can start looking forward to spring!…

Why We Need To Talk To Our Children About Sexism

This week, at age six, Ava has had her first experience of sexism She’s been going to football club after school for a couple of weeks,…

My Favourite 5 for December: Christmas Family Fun

We have had the most marvellous December, with Ava’s birthday and party, (I can’t believe I am now the proud owner of a six year…

Our 2016 Christmas Season

We have had so much fun the past few weeks getting ready for Christmas. Last year I found Christmas really stressful, but this year I…

Feeling Festive at World’s End Winter Wonderland

We’ve been to a few Winter Wonderland experiences over the years but this year we tried out one in a garden centre. And it was…

Five Great Christmas Books for Kids

I am a Christmas-a-holic, so I obviously have a selection of Christmas music and books tucked away in the massive IKEA box(es) of Christmas decorations.…

Hollywood Bowl Kid’s Birthday Party Review

I have a love/hate relationship with kid’s birthday parties. I dread organising them, as I go into Pinterest overdrive and want everything to be perfect.…

Christmas Crafting Fun at Make Wrap Mingle

Christmas. Paper. Crafting. Fizz. Doughnuts. Meringues. Could there be a better combination? Thanks to the gorgeous ladies behind Make Wrap Mingle, I would say no,…

My Favourite 5 for November: Margaritas, Origami & Christmas Fun

November has whizzed by in a whirl of birthday celebrations and Christmas prep. I can’t believe Christmas is less than a month away! We are…

Colour Together Nature Adult and Children’s Colouring Book Review

If there was such a thing, I’d have an A-Level in Colouring In. I did Art and Geography A-Levels alongside English, and would spend a…

Why Piccalilly Organic Kids Clothes Make Great Gifts

Organic kids clothes. Hard to resist, right? There is some thing just so scrummy about little, soft, colourful kids clothes, for your own little ones,…

Packing Our Christmas Shoebox

When I was growing up, my mum would help us pack up a Christmas shoebox of gifts for a child in the developing world. This year,…

A Personalised Children’s Book from The Book Of Everyone

I come from a long line of bookworms, and our shelves are groaning. I firmly believe you can never have too many books, and Ava…

My Favourite 5 for October: The Circus, London & Afternoon Tea

We have had a busy and fun-filled half term, and now the countdown to Christmas begins! A Reward For Ava and thea I spray painted some…

An Alternative Halloween, with World Vision’s Carve A Heart Campaign

I have written before about how I don’t like Halloween, but it’s kind of inescapable. Ava is really scared of skeletons, and going shopping has been a…

REVIEW: Jamie’s Italian Restaurant Milton Keynes

We always try and eat dinner together, at the table. It’s something my parents always did, and still do. I think it’s so important, both for…

Ideas for Thea’s New IKEA Kura Bed

We have just got Thea a new (second hand) IKEA Kura bed. So now I am feverishly pinning  ‘IKEA Kura Bed Hack’ images. Sorry if you are…

Thea’s Starting Preschool. It Hasn’t Been Easy!

Thea has been driving me absolutely bonkers over the past months or so. I think it’s a combination of a few things, including starting preschool.…

My Favourite 5 for August: Whipsnade Zoo, Shoes & Warwick Castle

The summer holidays are drawing to a close, and part of me is sad as we have had the best six weeks of fun. But…

A Magical Afternoon at the Wild Woodland Summer Ball

We recently got back from a wonderful holiday in Cornwall, and were tipped off to an amazing local event that really made our holiday: The…