Memorable moments from 2017

Firstly, I’d like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for continuing to follow my blog. I only started it as a way of documenting stuff and subsequently to use as a tool to remember the nightmare battle we had with our council. Having successfully (and I still don’t know how we […]

How was your Christmas?

It’s Boxing Day evening and until this moment in time Jude has been awesome.   Saying that, he’s pretty chilled again (stomping around his room so not asleep unfortunately!) It was just a bit of built up anxiety because he knows two things are happening in the morning and he’s going through that repetitive “Am […]

New York

    I wasn’t going to write about our trip away as I thought I’d potentially already  bored you all to tears via social media. BUT then I thought, why the hell not! Apologies in advance…   So, Joe, myself and the girls went to New York last week and it was pretty cool. Slightly […]

*This is a collaborative post     ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and all over the world families are gearing up for the festive joviality of the holiday season.   Trees are being erected and decorated, presents are being frantically scooped up along bustling high streets, supermarkets are awash with the panic buying of […]

Looking forward to Christmas

    Are you excited about Christmas? I have rather mixed emotions but I think that’s just because I’m so scarred from many a year where Jude hasn’t coped very well and I’ve had to “manage” the situation in front of family/friends. What I do love are the traditions that we seem to be forming […]


  Introducing Joe. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that Joe rarely features on my blog. I do feel a slight pang of guilt about this but I don’t think he’d look as cute as Emmeline/Jude/Elsa doing some of the funny things they do. So what do you need to know about Joe? We’re very different in many […]

  *This is a collaborative post* As wonderful as Christmas is, there’s no doubt the entire festive season has a tendency to be a little… overwhelming. There’s so much to do, so much to plan for, so much to arrange; it’s the most wonderful time of year, but also one of the most demanding. Doctors […]

  Mine has been  mental.   I think that word sums up the majority of my weeks at the moment though. I’ve been working full time hours for the last month and a half and it’s certainly added a new dynamic to my life. I can’t really complain though, I enjoy what I do but […]

I’m fully in festive mode now! It never used to hit me particularly hard but as I’m getting older and the children are growing up, I’m loving Christmas more than ever.   On Sunday, we by-passed our usual Christmas tree farm and collected a tree from our local Pines and Needles store. It’s a pop […]