There Is Only So Much That I Can Do!

Being a parent is hard work whether you chose to ‘stay at home’ or to work full-time, it is equally demanding, challenging and ultimately tiring. As a parent of two I felt that part-time work would be the more suitable option for my family and work-life balance. However, it seems when working part-time everything within your life also becomes part-time.

The So Called Perfect Balance

As you may be aware I work four days a week, three of which are evening shifts. This creates a beautiful balance in terms of child care as whilst Paul is out at work during the day I am able to care for the children and then come tea time we swap roles as I leave for work and he looks after the children.…

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Getting Crafty With The Aqua Beads Mario Set

Geek From The Get Go

My son will happily admit that he is a computer geek. Whilst we try our hardest to limit his ‘tech time’ his mind still stays firmly in the game hours later.

Mario is one of J’s favourite games to play whether it’s Mario Kart or Super Mario he is happy as Larry playing along with Mario and Luigi.

Poor J was nicknamed Yoshi from an early age as it is so close to his own name. Four years later when E came along we couldn’t help but to dub her as ‘Princess Peach’. Mario is certainly a family favourite and as so the kids have a fair amount of merchandise.…

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#TuesdayTreasures 15/11/2016

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. I often question my life, if I am doing the things I should be and whether my life is ‘as it should be’. After reading Mandy Charltons brilliant blog post ‘When Will My Life Begin‘ it seems I am not alone in feeling this way.…

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#LivingArrows – Snuggling On The Sofa After School

We are so lucky to have children that actually get on with each other, don’t get me wrong they have their moments as we all do but for the majority of the time our kids happily play and spend time together.

J & E have a four-year age gap, there is the obvious gender difference and they are total polar opposites in terms of personality yet. They will both stretch that extra mile to take part in one and others activities whether its role-playing as a cowboys or reading books about fairy princesses, they are quite happy to do pretty much any activity so long as it’s together.…

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#MySundayPhoto – Eternal Flame

It’s official, winter has arrived. The temperature has dropped dramatically and we saw the first flurries of snow earlier this week. I have pulled out the soft, snuggly blankets for the sofa and have finally been allowed to put the fire on.

I took this photo a few weeks ago whilst giving the fire a ‘pre-winter’ test run, it’s since been lit almost daily. I love watching a fire, the flames almost seem to dance and if you look closely enough you can sometimes make out shapes from within the flames.

Eternal Flame

My friend recently told me that whilst camping with a group of friends he found that they all sat around the camp fire in silence, each one of them totally transfixed by the flames.…

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