Forty Things I Want To Do Before I Am Forty

Whilst I am only in my early thirties and it may seem likes miles off to most of you, I am dreading my next big mile stone far more than I dreaded turning thirty a few years back. To make the most out of it, i have decided to begin some sort of bucket list of things of things to do before big fat forty inevitably occurs. So here goes…

Get an extension on the house (one extra bedroom and bathroom above the garage). Update my ‘floral themed’ kitchen, I would like to rip the whole thing out and start again!… View Post

Ninny Noo Noo AKA Richie the Rabbit, A Forever Friend.

For those of you that have the pleasure of knowing our beautiful little girl, you will be well aware that she has a bit of a thing for her ‘Ninny Noo Noo’ aka the soft rabbit that she carries everywhere without fail.

Whilst this super soft bunny is known to us (and all of our family and friends) as ‘Ninny’, which was E’s first attempt at sounding out the word ‘bunny’. Whilst E is now more than capable of saying the word ‘bunny’ she still refers to her furry little friend as ‘Ninny’ or occasionally when the poor bunny is probably in trouble of some sort E will refer to the rabbit in full as ‘Ninny Noo-Noo’.…

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Jack of All Trades, Master of Jack Shizz

It has been a rough couple of years for me in terms of my career, since being made redundant back in 2011 I have bumbled along doing what I need to do for myself and my family to get by. There isn’t a great amount of opportunities in terms of employment within our local area, so I’ve tried to stick with what I know in terms of part-time jobs, sometimes it might be teaching and at other times it might be pulling pints behind the local bar. Mainly though, I have tried to make positive use of the time by simply enjoying parenthood.…

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Raising Children To New Heights With The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper

I have lost count of the amount of people who have messaged or commented on my social media posts asking ‘What is that thing your kid is stood on?’ desperate to get hold of one themselves. That thing which features in so many of our baking and craft pictures is indeed an amazing contraption which may have cost a fair penny (around £100 when I made the purchase back in 2010) but it has paid for itself over and over throughout the years, this fantastic bit of kit which I am referring to is ‘The Kitchen Helper’.

My kids love to take part in whatever may be going on around them, this includes the kitchen chores believe it or not.…

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The Perfect Play Dough Recipe

Children love playing with anything tactile, whether it be their food that they should be eating or even the contents of their nasal cavities, they tend to love being able to manipulate and mould a material, play dough is perfect for exactly this. Think of play dough to be like a kids version of a stress ball, then add the benefits of creation and suddenly the mess which comes with play dough suddenly seems worth it.

My top tip is to try to keep your kids at the table when they play with this stuff and change their socks after they’ve finished playing with the dough to minimise the risk of you having to scrub and scrape your carpets for the next few days.…

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