As parents it’s not often that we get to go out as a couple. Recently however, it seems that we’ve spent more time out than in! Earlier in the year I booked tickets for a few gigs all of which seemed to be around the same time and as a result this month seems to be manic!

Over the weekend Paul and I went to watch Jason Manford perform live at our local theatre, we’ve watched Jason several times in the past and not once have we been disappointed. Whilst Jason covers a variety of topics throughout his comedy, being a fellow parent his jokes are quite often based upon his experience of being a Father which as you can imagine is right up our street!… Read more from this post

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Is it really only Monday?! I’m not sure whether I’d like to restart the week or just cancel the whole thing to be honest. I’ve had a seriously shitty start to what is meant to be a fabulous family based week.

Mr Tax Man (or his cousin Mr Credits to be more precise) got in touch earlier today to let me know that he is obviously unable to use his calculator as there’s been a monumental cock-up with our tax credits payments. Being the honest type I’ve never fancied benefit fraud and for that reason have always been very sure to keep the tax man up to date with accurate records of our finances.… Read more from this post

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I’m not one that believes in superstition, karma, or fate but thanks to my struggle with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) I often find it hard to ignore certain signals thanks to that little voice in my head which warns me that unless I salute the magpie which just flew past or touch a piece of wood whilst discussing matters of progress that I may just be struck by lightning.

Whilst busy nibbling minstrels and making chit-chat on my journey down the M6 earlier this week I spotted this rather divine ‘double rainbow’ and as my husband was driving I had my hands free to snap a few shots, that and to scroll through social media to keep myself entertained.… Read more from this post

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Another seven days have passed me by in the blink an eye and here we are already well and truly into October!

I always thought that once E started school that I would find myself feeling a little lost and lacking in things to do but that’s certainly not the case! There’s always something that needs cleaning, organising, ordering, fixing, making or looking after to keep me occupied. That’s of course if I’m not busy behind the bar or elsewhere running around completing other errands which currently seem never-ending.

As I have said a few times throughout recent posts both Paul and I are incredibly busy at present as we have countless gigs, celebrations and such-like to attend all of which seem to have landed within the same month.… Read more from this post

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How frickin hard can it be to choose an outfit for an evening spent in the dark?! Having spent the past forty minutes changing tops and alternating dresses I eventually settled on my trusty dungaree dress paired with an off-the-shoulder striped top and a Tori Amos necklace from a concert way back when.

Isn’t it weird how we plan to put the effort in and to look a little different for that ‘special night’ yet we end up straightening our hair into the same style and turning to the ‘safer’ clothing options? I fully intended to go out tonight with a head full of curls wearing something a little different, a little kooky perhaps but nerves got the better of me.… Read more from this post

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