I’m inspired to write this post because last weekend I was given the prettiest nails I’ve ever had. I went for my usual six weekly appointment of overlay infills (six weeks to most will sound crazy! I maintain them myself in the interim – I’m lucky to be able to!) and treated myself to a gel polish. As much as I love doing my own nails, it’s nice not to have to think about it every now and again. I’ve recently started going to Simply Nails & Beauty in Warwick. I followed my nail tech, Ashlee there when she got… View Post

I’ve seen a few blog posts recently where fellow bloggers interview their children. I tried it a while back but he must have been a little bit young, as the answers were just a shrug or he was more interested in the Fireman Sam rescue centre toy in the toy box (other toys are available). Last week I decided to give it a go and I’m so pleased I did. His answers were both insightful and heart warming. The things that kids say…!   1. What do you like to draw? Smiley faces 2. What makes you happy? When you’re… View Post

This little haven of the internet world has been mine now for about three and a half years. During this time I have learnt so, so much about blogging and the amount of work that’s involved. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that it can be a total shock when you first start blogging, when you realise just how much there is to do and learn if you really want to make your blog successful. Thankfully, as I’ve mentioned before in my post ‘Big up the bloggers‘, the blogging community is fantastic and there is so much support… View Post

This post has been sat in my ‘drafts’ folder for weeks. I have a tendancy of typing my ideas into a blank blog post title and saving them, a), so I don’t forget the idea and b), to give me the kick up the ass to go back and write it. On this particular day I was obviously a bit pissed off. I can’t remember why, and that’s probably a good thing else this post may have ended up getting me in a whole heap of crap. But I do know why I asked myself the question. When do you… View Post

If there is one thing that I’ve learnt over the last eight months, it’s that in terms of every day parenting of a pre-schooler, there aren’t many things that are worse than when you drop them off at nursery only to be traumatised by their huge desire to not want to be left, followed by an influx of tears and pleas of “Mummy don’t go!” The result? Feeling like the shittiest parent that ever walked the earth. Ethan started nursery in January. He was later than a lot of kids his age, but we have been quite lucky in terms… View Post

I don’t know about you but the thought of soft play fills me with utter dread. I’m not ashamed to admit that I can’t stand it. It’s just one of those things that as a parent we have to endure because the kids bloody love it don’t they? I live about six miles from Stratford upon Avon. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. It’s one of the most famous towns in the world and one of the most visited thanks to some guy called Shakespeare. Anyhow, I digress. There’s no big soft play attraction in Stratford, we always have to… View Post