Project Birthday Boy

With less than a fortnight before J turns eight years old I am just about ready to rock and roll with project ‘birthday boy’. So far we have managed to get him a few things, all of which are pretty themed towards his current obsession, Pirates!

The Black Pearl Lego Lepin Ship A Pirate Flag The Pirates of the Caribbean Scene It Game The Pirates of the Caribbean Lego 3DS Game The Pirates of the Caribbean XBOX 360 Game A Dan TM Lunch Box A Dan TM TShirt

I am yet to order J a new suitcase ready for his holidays but have been unsuccessful in my attempts to locate a pirate themed pull along case to match the pirate theme.…

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#LittleLoves – Soaps, Trips, Weight Loss & The Cranberries

Welcome to this weeks edition of #LittleLoves, a weekly post in which I share a few of the things that have raised a smile or tickled my fancy throughout the week. Good god that sounds wrong but hey ho I’ve had a few to drink and the words are running pretty freely. I’m not sure what is worse drunk texting or drunk blogging? I’ll let you decide…



I spent most of the week carefully studying and rereading my sons residential itinerary and packing list prior to his trip which he arrived back from this afternoon. Other than that I haven’t read a great deal unless you count numerous texts and emails.…

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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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