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 […]

I have really fond memories of my childhood birthday parties. I’m a lucky girl because every year, my parents organised a really cool event to mark my new age, either hiring a hall and an entertainer with lots of music and balloons to bat around the place, magician’s at our house, arranging for myself and […]