Be In The Moment, ‘Just Be’…

I cannot believe that we are already into the May half term. I feel likes only yesterday that I was packing away the Christmas tree and yet here we are with the wafts of BBQ smoke and freshly cut grass. I love Summer but it seems to have snuck up on me this year. The last two weeks have literally flown by leaving me wondering whether it really happened, did our son really just turn seven? Did we really manage to have a successful party without overspending or over thinking the whole thing? Was I really standing at the front of the crowd singing… View Post

#Living Arrows – Too Busy Living To Point And Shoot

Welcome to another week of #LivingArrows. I have barely taken any pictures of the kids this week, go ahead and slap my wrist as I must obviously be a terrible Mother far too self consumed to concentrate on her children, that or I’ve been far too busy actually spending time entertaining my munchkins rather than spending time taking snap shots. Take your pick, I know for sure which the answer is. I am therefore resorting to ‘pinching pictures’ from the hubbys phone for this weeks #LivingArrows contribution. I am actually fairly impressed by these photos given that they were taken with a phone, a phone… View Post

#MySundayPhoto: Holding Back The Years With Simply Red

I had such an amazing day at Cartmel Races yesterday that I thought I ought to share one of my favourite snaps from the evening, when I saw ‘Simply Red’ live in concert along with two of my good friends Vicky and Viv. May I take this opportunity to thank the ladies for a fantastic day out, let’s be sure to do it all again girls! View Post

#FessUpFriday with Karen Dennis

Welcome to another week of #FessUpFriday This weeks #FessUpFriday instalment comes from Karen Dennis, a Mum, Step Mum and Grandparent from North Devon. In the past Karen has worked as a child minder and pre-school development worker, she therefore has plenty of experience with children! Karen now blogs as ‘TheNextBestThingToMum’ over at When I was child minding, a child pulled down another child’s trousers and pants, this just happened to take place in front of an Ofsted inspector. The child told her “We always get naked at Karen’s house!” I would like to thank Karen for sharing a short,… View Post

#LittleLoves – The End Of An Era

Welcome to another week of #LittleLoves. It’s been a busy week as we are on the count down to half term and suddenly it seems like there are a hundred and one jobs which all need to be done before the weekend. It’s been hectic and my heads not really in the game as such thanks to having a crappy chest infection but I’ll give it my best shot, so here goes. Read   I purchased a years ‘Ideal Home’ magazine subscription last February and whilst I am fairly sure that I should no longer be receiving a copy of this… View Post