#TheOrdinaryMoments – Bank Holiday Weekend Banter

Being parents in a pandemic ain't no easy task - the kids are almost always desperate for your attention either to quench their boredom, to fix their Lego or to look at their latest 'whatever' leaving very little time for you to get on with the housework or... to have fun with friends. View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – Barbie Barmy

You may have read my recent post ‘A Very Barbie Birthday‘ – well since that date my little lady has done nothing BUT play with her Barbies. No longer am I worried about her ‘tech time’ being slightly more than it should be as she no longer even looks at her iPad, she’s now Barbie barmy and spends almost all day, every day dealing with her dolls and I personally think it’s pretty awesome. Imaginative role play (keep your mind clean as this is a parenting and lifestyle blog) is a fantastic tool for younger children, it helps them to… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – The Splendid Sunshine

We’ve been blessed with almost seven solid days of sunshine and let me tell you – we’ve basked and bathed under the sun’s beams like piglets under a heat lamp – it’s been bliss! I’m so glad that we’ve got the garden ship-shape and sorted for summer; the rattan furniture seems to have made all the difference, as has the new trampoline and the recent delivery of sand – the kids have had such fun in the sun. Paul and I have enjoyed evenings sat outside in the sunshine with a coffee and a card game, we are so lucky… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – Driveway Dreams

Parking on our driveway has never been all these easy, don’t get me wrong there’s plenty of room for two cars but it’s quite a tight fit and with other cars parked here, there and everywhere, we’re often left with very little room to maneuver and I’m always worried that one of us (most likely myself) could catch the wall and damage one of the cars. Four years or so ago I was rushing to collect E from a taster day at what was to be her new primary school, in my haste I managed to misjudge where the wall… View Post

#TheOrdinaryMoments – Brews Under The Brolly

After weeks of none-stop dank, drizzly weather we finally had a sunshine day, just a day mind as any more than that would be pushing it. Whilst it was still quite windy, the temperature was warm enough to warrant pumping up and filling the paddling pool, though only E was brave enough to actually get in. J decided he didn’t fancy getting cold nor wet, which I must admit was probably a wise decision. Instead, he opted to practice somersaulting on the trampoline whilst Paul and I enjoyed a brew under the brolly. Sadly the sunshine was shortlived and it… View Post