It may be the middle of winter but that doesn’t stop our kids from having a blast along the beach with the basset in tow.

Whilst I’m not a fan of the cold, you simply cannot beat wrapping up warm and heading out for a winter wander to blow the cobwebs away.

Where’s there’s no sense there’s obviously no feeling as our kids don’t seem to care less how wet or windy it may be outdoors, they are happy to run wild which is precisely how it should be.

I’ve spent the majority of my weekend working and wedding shopping with my gal pal Vic, meanwhile Paul got the kids back out to the beach for a skit along the shore.…

View Post

How exactly can we ever define the term ‘normal’? There isn’t a single person on this planet that I could ever describe as ‘normal’ nor would I ever wish to do so. Normal sounds so incredibly mundane, such a boring concept to be and something which I never aspire to being.

We may share connections and similarities with others but each and every one of us is unique in our appearance, personality, traits and soul. There will only ever be ‘one of you’ and ‘one of I’ which is a good thing as one of me is definitely enough for this World!…

View Post

I would like to begin this post by wishing you all a Happy New Year. The #LivingArrows linky is something which I joined almost two years ago now and have continued to take part in on a weekly basis. This project originally took its name from a Kahil Gibran poem “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and the point of this project is quite simply to celebrate childhood.

Each week (on a Monday) I share one or two pictures of our little ones taken throughout the week, this has proved to be a fantastic way in which to capture memories and to keep a record of our children over time.…

View Post

It’s nippy now that it’s November, the heating has been cranked up, the washing line is no longer of use and the hats, scarves and gloves have become an everyday essential.

The children don’t seem to care less whether its hot, cold, wet or dry so long as they are able to get out and about to run amuck in the fresh air. They have limitless amounts of energy and a massive lust for life which is fabulous but they behave much like¬†monkeys on crack which explains the endless tears, rips and scratches I’m forever fixing on their clothing and shoes.¬†…

View Post

Welcome to another instalment of #LivingArrows, the last #LivingArrows post prior to the start of yet another academic year!

Whilst most of the UK have returned to school, my children don’t start back until Thursday which gives us that little bit of extra time together to enjoy activities while things are a little quieter.

I’m all for jumping in the car and heading out for the day but quite often I find it’s the simple things which work best and the children seem to enjoy the most. A simple trip to the beach and a stroll on the sand is often far easier and cheaper than setting up camp in a random theme park or worse, soft-play hell.…

View Post