#LivingArrows – The Dozing Duo 38/52 (2017)

It’s been a really lonnnnnng day which considering that it’s only Monday isn’t the best start to the week. It doesn’t seem to matter how hard the day has been, there is always two little faces with shocking senses of humour that can soon snap me straight out of a funk.

If you’ve read my previous blog post you will be aware that I introduced our car to a wall earlier this afternoon which resulted in a rather pricey trip to the local garage. Whilst discussing this issue with the husband over tea (the meal which us Northern folk usually eat between 5-7pm) J interjected by asking whether the wall cried when it was hit.… Read more from this post

There Ain’t Nothing Wrong With A Little Bump ‘N’ Grind

In R Kelly’s words “There ain’t nothing wrong with a little bump and grind”… only R Kelly was fucking wrong because as it turns out bumping or grinding for that matter come at a cost especially when it comes to cars!

If only I could rewind and go back to this morning, if our car was human it would most likely be wishing for the very same thing given that it currently looks like it’s gone into battle with an oversized cheese grater and come out worse for wear. Who knew a wall could do so much damage to a people carrier?… Read more from this post

#MySundayPhoto – The Wonders Of Work

I may work for minimum wage but let me assure you that my view whilst working is of maximum capacity in terms of natural beauty. I could spend all day gazing out of the window, one little change in the weather and the entire skyline alters in shade, colour and mood.

Not only do I have the picturesque scenery to soak up but I also have the added ‘old fashioned’ trains which chug by every hour or so, their massive diesel engines rattling the very bones of the building in which I stand.

People pay thousands of pounds to holiday here, I may not have thousands of pounds to splash cash on a whim yet here I am with all of this right on my doorstep … what could be better?… Read more from this post

Making Plans For Autumn – My Autumn Action/ Bucket List

Autumn has officially arrived, the temperature has dropped, the leaves are beginning to drop from the trees, the nights are drawing in earlier as each day goes by and the shorts have been swapped for scarves.

Being a lady that has a love for lists, I have put together a few action points for Autumn. I would ideally like to achieve all of the below but realistically speaking I am well aware that life has limitations.

Go Out For A Meal With Friends

We have been promising our good friends Steph and James that we will meet them for a meal for months now but haven’t had the time nor money to do so.… Read more from this post

#LittleLoves – The Crystal Maze, Christmas Lists & Chav Boots

I was hoping that once the kids were back at School that I’d have a little more time to myself but other than having a quick brew and the banter with my bestie I’ve had very little time to do much of anything.

Although she has only attended afternoon sessions throughout the past week, E seems to have settled really well into School, she has one more week of ‘half-day sessions’ before she will be fully immersed into School life. Give it another fortnight or so and I’m hoping that we will fall into a regular routine which should allow for a little ‘me time’.… Read more from this post

Sifting Through My Summer Bucket List

Prior to the summer holidays I wrote a bucket list of all the things that I intended or wished to do throughout the six-week break. Before I begin writing a similar list for Autumn I thought that I’d first reflect upon my original bucket list to see how I got on…


Looking Back At My Summer Bucket List To enjoy a well-needed holiday to Majorca with the husband and the kids, making full use of the all-inclusive as well as all nine of the swimming pools included on site!

We certainly enjoyed our holiday to Majorca and have already started planning our next summer vacation which will most likely be to Ibiza.… Read more from this post