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.

Our Christmas 2015

Despite my fears, our Christmas was wonderful. We kicked things off with our Christmas Eve Box, in the early afternoon, and it was a total…


How My Quest For A Pinterest-Perfect Christmas Turned Me Into A Christmas-zilla

Are you finding Christmas extra stressful this year? I don’t know why, but I am really struggling, and I feel like I’m drowning in a sea…

Ava is five!

Ava is five. FIVE! How did that happen? I know everyone says it, but these years have flown by, and whilst it hasn’t always been…

Ava and the Christmas Tree

We STILL haven’t got our Christmas Tree, (something which we will rectify this weekend) but in the mean time I am enjoying this picture of…

Breakfast with Father Christmas at Wyevale Garden Centre

We’ve never taken Ava and Thea to visit Father Christmas before. They’ve met him at school fetes and at nursery, but have never been to…

Christmas letters

Have your kids written their letters to Father Christmas yet? We are going to have breakfast with the man himself at Wyevale Garden Centre (and…

Five things I love right now: November

My birthday is in November, (or Yesvember, as Thea calls it!) so I’ve had no trouble finding a bunch of lovely things to share with…

Reasons to be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! Although I’m not American, I am an Honorary Texan (yes, that is a thing!) and my cousin and I spent a wonderful Thanksgiving…

I really miss going to the cinema

Before we had the girls, I went to the cinema quite a lot. I love films, and did a minor in Film Studies at university.…

Ava and Thea’s latest career plans

Ava has been mulling over a few career options recently. She’s wanted to be a racing driver, and then a running racer for a while,…

The time when Ava was totally freaked out by the Gruffalo

Ava loves ‘The Gruffalo’ (who doesn’t?) so a few years ago, we thought it would be a good idea to take her to see him…

“I love you to Spanish and back!”

When we put the girls to bed, they often say “I love you to the moon and back” and of course we say the same…

Like mother, like daughters: loving make-up runs in our family!

I love make-up, and have done every since I was a teenager. I love nothing more than trying a new product, although I have curbed…

Ava And The Scissors: A New Haircut & ‘Customised’ Uniform

I went to pick Ava up from school and her teacher met me and took me to one side. She gently broke the news that…

My Am-Dram childhood

What extra-curricular activities did you do when you were a kid? Football? Swimming lessons? Something else normal? Well we went to an amateur dramatics society. All of us.…

What I’ve Learned From my First Year as a Freelance Copywriter

A year ago, I took the huge (and very scary) step of leaving my secure, sensible, and generally fun job as Senior Copywriter at Avon,…

Ava’s not very keen on Halloween

I think this is probably be the best photo I have ever taken. It was two years ago at Ava’s nursery Halloween disco. It pretty much sums up…

What Thea did next: go away and it’s not funny! 

Thea has been a bit under the weather for the past week (though it feels like a lot longer!) So instead of lots of energetic activities,…

What Ava did next: her Christmas list, and nins and peedles

Ava’s been thinking about Christmas, lately: “I want Santa Claus to bring me a horse. I’ve got Piggy, but I want one with a bottom and four legs,…

ThrowbackThursday: Is a washing basket the best toy?

Don’t you just love that ‘On This Day’ feature that Facebook has started doing in the past few months? It’s so funny to look back to…

Ava and the spider: she’s learned to play tricks on me and life will …

Ava has no fear of spiders. Which I’m really pleased about as I hate them, and was worried I’d pass that fear on to her.…

ThrowbackThursday: Thea and Ava enjoying the sun

I took this picture on holiday in Cornwall this summer. It just makes me smile to see Thea and Ava mucking about and giggling together…

What Ava did next: dodgy doughnuts and cotton bugs

Ava’s been coming out with some comedy gold recently. She came running in to the bathroom, shouting, “Mummy, Thea’s spilled the cotton bugs!” She meant cotton…