July. How hot were you?! I didn't know if I was coming or going last month. Plus my emotions were all over the place with one child finishing pre-school and the other finishing Infants. Hello holidays and time with my beauties...
We’ve teamed up with Gulliver's theme park to give away a family ticket worth over £70 for a bumper day out at Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock Bath, Gulliver’s World in Warrington or Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes.
School's out for Summer! Whoop whoop!
We've had a big brainstorm over the weekend and here's our list of all the fun activities we want to tick off our bucket list before the new school year starts in September (I've managed to sneak a few practical ones in too!)...
We are in the middle of a heatwave, break out the sun cream! We put 4 of the best high factor sun creams through their paces on holiday this month to let you know which we recommend to protect your kids' delicate skin this summer.
Drusillas Park is one of the South East's best family attractions. It is more than just a zoo with rides, playgrounds, water fun and mazes. We took the kids along on May Bank Holiday using our Tesco Clubcard vouchers and were intrigued to see how Drusillas would fare on a super hot Bank Holiday Monday.
This week’s meal plan is a little different because I’ve been challenged to try and feed my family for 4 for a week for £50. Sound impossible? Well it certain is a challenge for me but I'm going to give it a go this week and here's a run down of how I plan to do it...
We all know an elephant never forgets, so what could be more perfect than the symbol of the elephant to represent how we will always remember the love we feel for our family the special people in our lives. To celebrate the birth of the Royal Baby, Prince Louis, I have teamed up with Kestia to giveaway one of their adorable 'My Baby' Elephant charms to one lucky winner!
Well, didn't April fly by! I’m really enjoying creating these post capturing memories of the past month. For me it was definitely a month of two halves: Easter holidays and my Mum's wedding. So the early part of the month was days out with my girlies, cinema trips on wet days and fun in the garden and park when the sun showed up. We also went up to London to see the latest Disney on Ice show at Wembley. And the back end I was completely absorbed in making my Mum's wedding cake which was a huge challenge for me and I was super pleased with the results. Esspecially as I made all the sugarpaste flowers by hand. The wedding was beautiful day. May holds the countdown to our holiday! Woo hoo!
A week without a blog post! But do not fear, I have returned. What happened? Well after 15mths of intense planning my Mum got married yesterday. And I was surprised by just how much I have been knocked off course the past couple of weeks. I managed to keep my head above water with work and the kids but everything else, the house, the washing, the blog went on pause. But I'm back with a surprisingly calm brain and I feel more relaxed than I have in years. Clearly all the wedding planning and cake making was getting to me more than I realised.
Seeing my Mum so happy yesterday was amazing and made all the hard work worthwhile. It's gonna take a while getting used to her new surname, not that she's had the same one as me for donkeys years now but it's a change and I tend to get anxious when anything in my life changes course. But if anything was going to prove how much we mean to each other planning this wedding did just that. I love being her rock even if I am exasperated sometimes by her and she by me!
Love you Mum xx
March was a very social one. It kicked off with a huge dump of snow on World Book Day. Then we struggled to Birmingham for My Mum's hen weekend. We celebrated the world's first Auntie's Day with my Besties and their kiddies but then Mother's Day was cancelled due a poorly Little I and in turn a poorly me! Then we celebrated my Gran's 80th with yet more snow. Nieces and Nephews visited and we enjoyed the run up to Easter. Phew. Bring on April and the wedding!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.