The Boy Is Back

Having spent the past twenty four hours feeling worried sick I can finally rest as the boy is back from his residential trip!

It felt so bizarre to skip the school run yesterday, I then spent the majority of my shift behind the bar wracking with nerves and checking my phone every other minute just incase anyone should have called regarding the trip. Worse still I arrived home to find an empty bed which left me feeling emotionally fraught and in much need of alcohol to settle myself.

I eventually hopped into bed hoping that J would also be snuggled down all warm and cosy in his new sleeping bag kicking out the Zzzz’s.…

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Life Is A Rollercoaster

It’s been a rollercoaster of a day both from a personal and a parental point of view. Having waved the kids goodbye as they left for School and Nursery this morning I then set about getting ready to attend my close friends Grandfathers funeral.

Raymond was a silent but strong character, he had a strong presence in my upbringing as Steph and I spent a great deal of time together at her Grandparents farm. I have fond memories of jumping into the back of the Maverick and being driven to the pub where Steph and I would play pool or sit and eat crisps whilst eyeing up the local talent or sharing secrets unheard by adult ears.…

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Blogging Behind The Scenes – Working With Brands

Welcome to the fifth post in 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 focusing upon working with brands, how bloggers first got started working with companies and whether they love or loathe doing so.

Working With Brands

After having my first child back in 2009 I setup ‘Mums Baby Magazine’ an online magazine of sorts. Mums Baby Magazine was a website entirely dedicated to sharing information, tips and advice for new parents.…

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The 1am Club

You know those nights when you just don’t feel ready to sleep? I seem to be having one! It’s 1am precisely, two hours at least since I should have been flat out in my bed. It may have been a busy day, I may have had my mind filled with thoughts and ideas for hours on end but I’m unable to switch off as of yet.

Insomnia is something which often bites my backside and as a result I often wake feeling rough as toast the next morning. The cure? Well that would be sleep but trying to find the blighter is often impossible as I lay tossing and turning deep in thought until eventually I give in and grab the IPhone to research whatever it may be that is either bothering or quizzing my mind at the time.…

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Pipe Dreaming

The weather has made a sudden turn around, the sun is finally shining, the temperature has risen and having collected J from school the kids are now happily playing outside on the trampoline together.

It wont be too long until the garden is complete with artificial grass, decking and decoration ready for the summer time. I can’t wait until the kids can play out all year round without fear of sinking into a mossy mud bath.

I’m yet to source a new brolly for the picnic table, an outdoor clock and some decorative items to brighten up the back a little.…

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