Less Than Twenty-Four Hours Until Blog On MSI

With less than twenty-four hours until I attend the Blog On conference I have created a quick tick list of things to do before I work tonight’s bar shift. Here’s my ‘to do’ list: Have a long lay in and try to get rid of my stinking cold. Grab my suitcase from my in-laws garage (yep all our garage vitals have had to move whilst the extension is underway). Paint my finger and toe nails Charge my selfie stick Charge my phone Swap my handbag contents over into my larger black handbag Add paracetamol,my new business cards, a notepad, my diary, pens and a small bottle of coke to my bag contents. Fill my vape with juice and charge for the journey Fill the car with petrol and try to make it as clean as possible. I will be picking up a fellow blogger I’ve never yet met at sometime in the early hours and don’t want to be driving my usual mobile skip. Get my outfit and spare outfit out and ready. Clean and dry my Skechers for the morning. Pack Ugg boots in case I fancy an alternative footwear option come tomorrow. Jot down the schedule for the… View Post

#LittleLoves – Under Construction 

Welcome to this weeks edition of #LittleLoves, It seems that whilst our extension is ‘under construction’ everything else is taking a bit of a back seat, read on and you’ll see what I mean. Read This week has been literally none stop with the builders starting on the extension, housework, general chores, nursery runs, school runs, after school activities and work. I have barely had time to fart never mind read a book, sorry to be so blunt but it’s the truth. The only reading that I have actually done is skim reading the job pages of the local rag in hope that I might find something to suit. Whilst I enjoy working behind a bar and being able to fit shifts around my family I feel like I need more than just pulling pints.   Watched Once the building work began going up the sky dish had to come down and until the extension is complete we are coping with watching either pre recorded programs or on-demand television. As this is currently the case we have turned to the good old Disney DVD collection to entertain our children in the meantime. So far this week we have watched ‘Tinkerbell’ the movie and… View Post

It’s Starting To Feel A Lot Like Autumn

It’s starting to feel a lot like Autumn, officially in the UK Autumn starts tomorrow but in my eyes it has already arrived. The sky seems duller, the temperature has dropped and the trees are beginning to shed their leaves. Why I Love Autumn I love Autumn, it is the season of all things ‘snuggly’, here are just a few of the things which I relate to Autumn. Fluffy throws being thrown over the beds for added warmth. Wooly socks to keep your feet snug on the school run. Steamy Hot Chocolate to warm you from the inside out. Crispy leaves which dance around in the autumn wind. Wellington boots which become the everyday essential. Fleecy jackets to keep you snug when out and about. The smell of chimney smoke. Sticky ginger bread fresh from the oven. Treacle toffee treats. Pumpkin carving and Halloween crafts. The nights drawing in as winter edges closer. The smell of christmas, by which I mean that colder air tinged with a sparkle of magic. Hot soups and stews with chunky bread. Snuggling up with loved ones to watch cheesy Saturday night television. The oranges, yellows, browns and deep reds that nature paints our landscape. Long sleeved… View Post

#TuesdayTreasures 20/09/2016

Ahoy Matey! Welcome Aboard #TuesdayTreasures

Welcome to this weeks #TuesdayTreasures blog linky share. #TuesdayTreasures is for bloggers from all walks of life, whether you are a parenting, lifestyle or any other type of blogger you are welcome to join in and to share your posts new and old.

The Blog With The Booty

Each week one post which has been added to the #TuesdayTreasures linky is selected by myself to share with you all. They say ‘Love makes the World go around’ and I have to agree, where would we be without love? Love from our family, our friends and our partners, life would simply not work nor be of any worth without ‘love’.

I think love is hugely important and should be celebrated as such, I therefore selected Sally’s celebratory post ‘We’re Engaged!’ as this weeks #TuesdayTreasures Trophy Winner. I would congratulate Sally from ‘Life Loving’ and her fiancee on their fabulous news and wish them all the very best for the future.

#TuesdayTreasures 20/09/2016

Sally lives by the motto of ‘ketchup tomorrow, relish today’. Her blog ‘Life Loving’ is full of inspirational stories and helpful suggestions of how to make the most out of life. Having learnt myself that life is too short, I think that we all need to make the very best of each and every day and ‘Life Loving’ seems to be doing precisely this in a digital form. You can read more of Sally’s posts on her blog ‘Living Loving’ and I for one will be reading to keep up to date with the wedding plans!… View Post

#LivingArrows – September Sunshine

I am loving the September sunshine which we are currently being blessed with. Not only do we need the dry weather for the build to take place more easily but the kids love running around outside in the fresh air. Getting the kids out of the house whether it be a trip to the park, a walk through the woods or simply playing out in our own garden can make all the difference especially when it comes to bed time. The kids are already fairly exhausted from spending their time in Nursery and Primary School but getting a few hours of fresh air each day seals the deal when it comes to getting the kids to sleep! Autumn is almost here, the nights are drawing in and the dreaded ‘C’ word has been mentioned once or twice already in our household, by which I am obviously referring to ‘Christmas’ of course! I love getting all cosy and comfortable snuggled as a family in front of the fire, the dark nights seem to come so quickly once the kids start back at school and so we have to relish in these rare September sunshine filled days. Little Miss Sunshine Blue Sky Boy Thanks for reading and as always… View Post

The Birthday Party Parenting Debate

The Birthday Party Parenting Debate I have long debated with my husband whether or not as parents we should leave or remain at children’s birthday parties. J is seven years old now and whilst that seems a suitable age for a child to be left with adult supervision, I still feel that as parents we have a duty to stay, to supervise our children and to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t wish to molly coddle my children but neither do I wish to leave them with strangers, perhaps not to me personally but certainly to my children who neither know nor possibly trust the adults present. There is also the added worry that something may go wrong, perhaps my child may have an accident, a tantrum, a meltdown or feel tense being left to their own devices with adults unknown to them. Would my child seek a potential stranger for help if they were to find themselves in trouble? Would the adult supervisor notice my child becoming tense? Would my child be able to seek comfort from the adult present should they feel uneasy? Would my child actually ask another adult for food or drink should… View Post