Drink Like A Diva With Miu Color

Prior to becoming a parent leaving the house was a fairly simple task, I casually slipped on some clothes, threw on some makeup, grabbed my handbag, phone and keys and I was ready to rock and roll out of the door within minutes.

Following having children I very quickly realised that leaving the house was no longer a simple task, it now required great amounts of planning, packing and precise scheduling to be within a chance of leaving the house at all never mind arriving at my planned destination within time.

Thankfully as the kids have got older things seems to have become that bit easier, they no longer require me to carry mass amounts of equipment.… Read more from this post

#LittleLoves – Melting Moments, Blue Jeans & Sports Day

My my how the weeks fly by towards the end of the summer term, what with the endless trips, events and random parties my children are constantly attending I swear they have a better social life than I have ever had! Here are a few of my #LittleLoves from the past seven days or so…



I’ve been intending to get myself buried deep into a book for some time now but with the endless running to and fro to collect one or the other child I haven’t had time to read anything other than the usual emails, social media posts and of course the news which is fairly depressing by any measure.… Read more from this post

Paparazzi Mother On Sports Day

Sports Day isn’t an event I particularly enjoyed as a kid, I may have been a demon in a potato sack but otherwise I was next to useless on the sports field. It is for that reason that each and every year I have made damned sure that I’ve been present, loud and proud at my sons sports day.

Like every year I packed the picnic blanket, the drinks, the snacks, the sun tan lotion, an umbrella and some jackets should the weather have misbehaved. This year however I also carried my rather large and luxurious Canon on which I decided to snap the sports day shots rather than using my trusty IPhone.… Read more from this post

Blogging Behind The Scenes – ‘Small Town Blogging’

Welcome to this weeks edition of the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series. Throughout the ‘Blogging Behind The Scenes’ series both myself and a group of bloggers will be sharing our experiences and advice upon a range of blogging related topics, this week we are discussing being a blogger from a small town or community,  how bloggers cope with their friends, family, neighbours, parents in the playground and local public being aware of their blog and whether or not it may be an issue.

Small Town Small Minds

Whilst I’m far from the stereotypical ‘country bumpkin’ I was brought up and have lived within this rather isolated, rural area for almost the entirety of my life.… Read more from this post

#LivingArrows – Sweet For The Summer 25/52 (2017)

Welcome to this weeks edition of #LivingArrows, a weekly post in which I share a couple of snaps of my little ones.

With the weather having reached scorchio temperatures over the past few days the kids have been busy gallivanting around gardens, bounding along beaches, paddling in pools and soaking up the sunshine, they have had all kinds of fun out and about.

Sneaking Strawberries

Both J & E have a bit of a thing for their Grandparents strawberry patch, each and every year without fail our little scamps will race to the bottom of the garden sucking up the majority of the crop before the strawberries can even be washed or chopped!… Read more from this post

#MySundayPhoto – For The Love Of Foxgloves

The smells of freshly cut grass and distant BBQ smoke wafted in the air as I knelt upon my in-laws garden, camera in my hand snapping photos of the flowers whilst bathing in the mid-afternoon sun. The kids were busy happily running amuck along the lawn as the dog dawdled happily behind them sniffing each and every plant pot as she went by.

A sense of tranquility and peace washed over me as I slipped off my shoes and ran my toes through the grass. It may have only been for half an hour but they were thirty much-needed minutes which somehow set my mood for the evening ahead.… Read more from this post